Beauty Therapy

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


If you’re looking to develop your beauty therapy skills to a higher level this one year course is for you. Equipped with a more advanced skillset you will be well prepared to develop your passion for Beauty Therapy by progressing to a more technical level. You will learn the therapeutic skills and knowledge you need to move into the higher levels of the beauty industry performing a variety of more advanced beauty treatment plans including holistic therapies to meet industry requirements.

You will also gain more hands-on experience through working in our employability salon and Academy with the high-end product company, Elemis, thus enhancing your employability prospects even further. We make sure you are fully prepared for progression with a wide range of salon and spa environments by assessing you in different methods from your work experience with clients and case studies to oral presentation skills. You will be provided with up to date training in new innovations and techniques with leading product manufacturers and reps from the beauty industry.

Course includes:
Human Anatomy and Physiology for Beauty and Complementary Therapists; Beauty Therapy: Graded Unit 1; Beauty Therapy: Product Knowledge; Face and Body Electrotherapy; Beauty Therapy: Face and Body Treatment Packages; Beauty Therapy: Professional Salon Skills; Spa Treatments; Aromatherapy Massage; Beauty Therapy: Product Knowledge; Liquid and Powder Nail Enhancements; Light Curing Gel Nail Enhancements; Eyelash Enhancements.

Entry Requirements

NC Beauty Care; or SVQ Beauty Therapy (VTCT) at SCQF Level 6. You will be invited for interview which will include a practical trade test and written task.

Progression Routes

HND Beauty Therapy

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level