Extended Certificate in Hair and Beauty Skills (VTCT) Level 2

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


This is a vocationally related qualification and includes all the required elements to develop your practical beauty skills including a mandatory unit in creating an image based on a theme. Through this unit, you will create a total look on a client including make-up and nails based on a theme. You will learn how to create a mood board detailing all of your ideas for the total look. You will gain the skills needed to communicate your ideas and you will be able to understand why creating a mood board is an important part of developing your overall look.

The course introduces the basic beauty skills you need for entry into the industry with practical and theory units covering Basic Manicure, Eyebrow Shaping, Basic Skincare and Basic Photographic Makeup.

Course includes:
Create an Image Based on a theme; Basic Photographic Make-Up; Basic Manicure; Eyebrow Shaping; Basic Skincare; Client and Customer Care; Create and maintain a retail display area in the salon; Promote and sell products and services to clients; Guidance and tutorial; Portfolio Building.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 4. You will be invited for interview which will include a practical trade test and written task.

Progression Routes

NC Beauty Care

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level