- Attainment of VRQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy, an equivalent qualification or industry experience.
Advanced (Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 6)
1 Year (typically 3 days a week in college)
30 Aug 2021
The course will develop your understanding and enable you to develop practical techniques in advanced aspects of beauty therapy and related industries and how to work effectively with colleagues and clients. Excellent practice in promoting and selling products/services will be developed alongside practical skills in body massage, facial and body electrotherapy, stone therapy, micro-dermabrasion, eyelash treatments, intimate waxing and personal health and wellbeing.
You will learn in a realistic work environment, which provides preparation for work placement and excellent salon experience for progression to employment.
Course content may vary depending on which campus you study at
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
You are required to purchase the designated kit, text book/e-book and uniform.
You will be required to wear the designated uniform in all practical classes and closed in shoes. No jewellery can be worn in practical classes. Full details will be provided at an information session.
VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques (Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 6).
If you are studying a full-time advanced course (HNC level or above), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
This course is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme. This means that you are required to have access to your own laptop computer, netbook or similar device in class each day that you are in college.
If you do not already own a suitable device you can apply for a student loan from SAAS, if eligible, to fund the cost of purchasing a device.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following courses at North East Scotland College:
Careers in Beauty Therapy including employment opportunities in beauty salons and hotels. You will also find there are opportunities in the creative industries, where you could pursue work in areas such as TV and theatre.
“I think my story shows the diversity a career in Beauty Therapy can offer. Not only can it allow you to travel, work anywhere in the world, but also give you the choice to work in an established salon or set up your own business and become your own boss. The opportunities are endless. It’s such a fun, rewarding career and the job satisfaction from making your client feel better about themselves is priceless. “
“I really enjoyed being in the salon and doing all on the job training, it was really good.”
The first group of HNC Complementary Therapies students graduated from NESCol.
Please note: Course delivery – in response to Covid -19, courses may be delivered through a blend of campus-based classes and/or remote learning. Please check at time of booking. All classroom environments follow strict government social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and visitors.
You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the ‘Apply Online’ button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
Completed forms should be signed and returned to us at the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
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