Preparation to NC Level 5 Beauty Care and Make-up

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


This 18-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 Manicure, Pedicure, Skincare, 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.

Content: Skincare; Day make-up and basic corrective make-up; Personal care and appearance; Manicure; Pedicure; Customer care; Practical salon skills.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5 preferably in English and Biology; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview and written test.

Progression Routes

Wellness Therapies Award at SCQF Level 6

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level