- A minimum of two Highers: English, Biology or Chemistry
- Level 3/SCQF Level 6 in relevant subjects or HNC/D in Beauty Therapy
HNC (SCQF Level 7)
You will learn advanced aspects of Complementary Therapies and related industries, and how to work effectively with colleagues and clients.
You will develop critical and evaluative thinking, self-direction and reflective practices, whilst gaining practical skills in body, aromatherapy and Indian head massage and reflexology techniques whilst working with clients. Anatomy, physiology and health and safety are key theoretical subjects on the course.
You will learn in a realistic work environment, promoting personal health and wellbeing, which provides preparation for work placement and excellent salon experience for progression to employment.
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
You are required to purchase the designated kit, text 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.
HNC Complementary Therapies.
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.
Employment may be secured in the NHS, private hospices, salons, voluntary organisations, clinics or in a self-employed role.
“If you are thinking about becoming an apprentice at an older age, allow yourself to achieve it.”
“The course, students and staff combined made for such a brilliant experience. The facilities at NESCol are excellent and being able to develop your skills in a real life salon environment with clients is invaluable. I can’t recommend College enough – regardless of the industry you want to go into it is a positive, inspiring environment to study in and can open the door to so many career opportunities.“
“Anyone can do the course – it’s great for anyone who wants to learn something new for themselves.”
“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.
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