Aesthetics Beauty Care

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


This 36-week course is an exciting insight into the Beauty industry and a great starting point for school leavers with National 5 qualifications.

The course introduces the basic beauty skills you need for entry into the industry with practical and theory units covering Facial skincare, Waxing, Massage techniques, Manicure, Pedicure, Nail Art, Make-Up, and Customer Care.

You will work in our salons and studios which will give you valuable practical experience in realistic environments. You will also have the opportunity to gain employment experience within our evening salons, these skills will enhance your employability prospects even further. You will be assessed on your practical abilities along with written assessment criteria where applicable.

Subjects Include:
Facial Skincare; Day Make-up and Basic Corrective Make-Up; Bridal and Evening Make-up; Manicure; Pedicure; Nail Art freehand; Waxing Treatments; Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage; Massage Techniques; Practical Salon Skills; Portfolio presentation; VTCT Level 1 Award in Mental Health.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 preferably in English and Biology; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Interview and written test.

Progression Routes

NC Level 6 Beauty Care

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level