Beauty Care (Level 5)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


This 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 skin care, 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 be assessed on your practical abilities along with written assessment criteria where applicable.

What you will learn:

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; Message techniques; Practical salon skills; Portfolio presentation; Event planning.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4, preferably including English and Biology. Interview.

Progression Routes

Beauty Care (Level 6)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level