Beauty Therapy

South Lanarkshire College


There is a high level of self directed study and students are required to undertake work experience as part of the course. Students are required to practise treatments on members of the public throughout the course.

Year 1:
Applied anatomy and physiology; Facial therapy treatments; Product knowledge; Hand, foot and nail therapies; Body massage treatments; Face and body electrotherapy; Face and body treatment packages; Professional salon skills; Graded Unit 1.

Year 2:
Preparing a formal business plan; Eyelash enhancements; Eyebrow artistry; Light curing nail enhancements; Advanced facial and body therapy techniques; Lifestyle advice; Promotional and selling skills; Depilation; Advanced depilation; Spa treatments; Contemporary aesthetic treatments; Make-up skills; Graded Unit 2.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably English; or Beauty Therapy (City and Guilds) Diploma Level 3. Entry by interview. Students are required to practice treatments on members of the public throughout the course.

Progression Routes

Degree level study in complementary therapies.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Beauty Therapy

SCQF Level