Beauty Therapy - City & Guilds Level 1 Units (SCQF Level 4)

Build the fundamental skills required to pursue further training or employment in the beauty sector.


North East Scotland College, Scotland
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This course is available on the North East Scotland College website.


Why take this course?

Beauty therapy is a well-established industry with a number of qualifications available, including Vocational Related Qualifications (VRQs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs).

By completing this course you will develop essential transferrable skills that are required for working in the service industries. You will also develop specific beauty therapy skills which will give you the opportunity to undertake further training and qualifications after leaving school, or to pursue employment opportunities. During the course you will:

  • Build a broad base of knowledge, skills and understanding related to the beauty therapy industry;
  • Develop an awareness of health and safety issues relevant to a range of activities;
  • Develop your communication and customer care skills
  • Develop your interpersonal skills;
  • Build technical knowledge and skills in relation to working within the industry;
  • Develop good practice in maintaining a tidy and safe work environment;
  • Prepare for further learning, training and employment opportunities in the beauty therapy sector.

What you will experience

The course is made up of the following five units:

  • Presenting a Professional Image in the Salon
  • Skin Care
  • Hand Care
  • Basic make-up application
  • Nail art

Some of the topics you will learn about include personal presentation, customer care, skin analysis, facials and basic makeup; hand care treatments, basic manicure skills and nail art.

You will experience a variety of learning methods and activities, which will include classroom-based theory lessons, and hands-on practical salon experience. You will be taught in salons and classrooms at College. Throughout the course you will be offered an opportunity to review and identify how your skills are developing.

About North East Scotland College

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North East Scotland College is the single largest provider of vocational education and training in the North East of Scotland.

We have a course to suit everyone; whether you’re fresh out of school, currently working, returning to education or simply want to try something new – whatever your educational or occupational background, an opportunity awaits at NESCol.

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