Beauty Therapy

Glasgow Clyde College


Langside Campus


During the HND Beauty Therapy course you will learn:

Year 1 will introduce you to salon equipment, allow you to develop and enhance popular beauty skills, and carry out all standard treatments within beauty therapy including facial and body techniques utilising manual and electro-therapy techniques. You will also study anatomy and physiology to underpin knowledge and understanding of the beauty treatment benefits and aims.

Year 2 will focus on developing competence in the use of advanced facial and body techniques, such as cosmetic peels, spa therapies and contemporary massage treatments. You will also study lifestyle advice for clients, promotional selling skills, product knowledge and business studies.

During training you will initially work on fellow classmates and then progress to working on real clients. You will also be required to model for treatments yourself.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview. You must be aged 16 or over.

Progression Routes

Employment within beauty industry, spas, cruise ships, teaching or training.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

SCQF Level