Beauty Therapy

UHI Inverness


Inverness Campus


Year 1:
Mandatory subjects are:
Beauty therapy: applied anatomy and physiology; Beauty therapy: face and body treatment packages; Beauty therapy: professional salon skills; Beauty therapy: graded unit 1

Optional subjects may include:
Beauty therapy: depilation; Beauty therapy: face and body electrotherapy; Beauty therapy: facial therapy treatments; Beauty therapy: hand, foot and nail therapies; Body massage treatments; Beauty therapy: contemporary aesthetic treatments; Beauty therapy: make up skills; Traditional head massage; Signature massage; Liquid and powder nail enhancements; Light curing gel nail enhancements; Eyelash enhancements; Eyebrow artistry; Spa treatments; Reflexology; Aromatherapy massage; Remedial massage; Beauty therapy: electrical epilation; Work placement.

Year 2:
Mandatory units are:
Beauty therapy: advanced facial and body therapy techniques; Lifestyle advice for clients; Beauty therapy: promotional and selling skills; Beauty therapy: graded unit 2; Beauty therapy: product knowledge.

Mandatory units may also include:
Beauty therapy: depilation advanced; Contemporary spa massage; Spa treatments; Seated massage therapy; Remedial massage; Beauty therapy: electrical depilation; Beauty therapy: advanced electrical epilation

Optional subjects may include:
Same as Year 1

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably including English or a science subject plus 3 subjects at National 5; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Advanced entry is possible with HNC Beauty Therapy. You will be required to attend for interview and may be asked to perform an assessment task.

Progression Routes

The HND Beauty Therapy is the recognised qualification in the beauty industry. Employment opportunities exist in salons or the beauty industry as well as self-employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

4 years


Care, Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level