Beauty Therapy

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


You will learn the therapeutic skills and knowledge you need to move into the highest level of the beauty industry performing a variety of basic beauty therapy skills and 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 with the high-end product company Elemis, thus enhancing your employability prospects even further.

We make sure you are fully prepared for the industry and setting up your own successful business with a wide range of salon and spa environments by assessing you in different methods from your work experience with clients case studies to oral presentation skills.

Year 1
Beauty Therapy: Applied Anatomy and Physiology; Beauty Therapy: Graded Unit 1; Beauty Therapy: Face and Body Treatment Packages; Beauty Therapy: Product Knowledge; Body Massage Treatments; Beauty Therapy: Depilation; Beauty Therapy: Hand and Foot Therapies; Beauty Therapy: Facial Therapy Treatments; Beauty Therapy: Face and Body Electrotherapy.

Year 2
Beauty Therapy: Professional Salon Skills; Beauty Therapy: Graded Unit 2; Beauty Therapy: Promotional and Selling Skills; Advanced Facial and Body Techniques; Lifestyle Advice; Reflexology; Beauty Therapy: Contemporary Aesthetic Treatment; Beauty Therapy: Make-Up Skills; Contemporary Massage Skills; Preparing a Formal Business Plan.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably English and Biology; 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

You will be fully qualified to the highest level in the Industry and therefore have employment opportunities as a beauty therapist manager of a spa or beauty salon or start up your own business.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level