Beauty and Make-Up (Level 4)

West Lothian College


This course is aimed at those looking to start their career in beauty therapy, make-up and nail treatments. It has been designed to introduce and provide a good insight into beauty skills and current industry related treatments whilst you learn a range of treatments that are desired in industry. Once completed, this course prepares students for employment and progression to SVQ Level 2 or Level 6 Beauty.

While undertaking this course you will learn and develop various skills in the following:
Facial skin care; Nail treatments; Make-up; Throughout the course you will learn and adhere to health and safety in the salon when performing treatments; You will develop IT skills, use Microsoft Teams & Moodle when accessing learning resources; Waxing techniques; Massage techniques; How to perform the techniques used in industry and the Anatomy of the body.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 4 including English, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview and written task.

Progression Routes

Relevant courses at SCQF Level 6.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Beauty Therapy

SCQF Level