Intermediate Certificate: Popular Beauty Techniques

Fife College


Levenmouth Campus


You will learn a wide range of beauty skills by observing, practising and applying techniques in beauty to your peers and external clients.

The course has online theoretical assessments, project work and practical observation for assessment. Anyone interested in current beauty techniques and current and popular beauty treatments should apply- whether you are starting out in the industry or looking for a career change.

This course is a mixture of salon standard VTCT beauty qualifications as well as some SQA qualifications. The VTCT modules of study are in nails, make up, tanning and beauty as well as client services and communication and salon health and safety. The SQA qualifications are in core skills such as communication, working with others, computing and data citizenship.

You will learn:
Shaping, Tinting, Threading and Waxing Brows; Tinting and Lifting Lashes; Applying Glamour (day and/or evening) Make-Up and Self-Tanning; Creative Nail Technologies, including LED Nails, UV Gel Nails, Liquid and Powder Manicures/Wraps and Nail Art as well as Nail Enhancement.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 preferred; successful applicants are determined by interview. Precious experience is taken into account.

Progression Routes

Progress to all of our beauty, make up and nails courses at the next academic level.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

4 months


Hair, Beauty and Make-Up Artistry

SCQF Level