Beauty Therapy Multi Skills NC @ SCQF Level 5

Dumfries and Galloway College

Course details

Course description

YOUR TOPICS Massage Techniques

Facial Skin Care

Eye Enhancements



Creative Nail Finishes to Hand and Foot

The units may be subject to change.

This new NC in Beauty Therapy Skills award has been designed to reflect the significant changes to industry practice reflected in the National Occupational Standards (NOS) The new group award is intended to engage and support aspiring beauty practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills reflective of the skills required by the beauty industry. It will provide learners with an introductory beauty qualification and prepare them for progression within this vocational area.

You will study basic beauty treatments for face, body and nails, make-up application techniques for the beauty salon and related subjects to National Certificate level.

The new NC is Beauty Therapy Skills. This reflects the occupational competencies, contexts of the qualification. The qualification contains units that provide underpinning knowledge and skills reflective of industry practice. Learners will become competent in a range of technical skills, for example, facial skin care treatments; hand and foot care; back, neck and shoulder massage and waxing services. They will learn the importance of working together as part of the salon team to meet the needs of clients, develop employability skills such as time keeping, treatment timing, customer care and personal presentation. There will also be the opportunity to consider good citizenship through recycling products and consumables, waste control measures and having an appreciation of the sustainability of product brands used.

You will be taught by a highly motivated and versatile team with an excellent range of industrial experience who deliver first-class student focused learning.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 5 National Certificate Group Award in Beauty Therapy Skills.

Learning outcome

Explore your future career options. With additional qualifications this could include: Salon Beauty Therapist/ Spa Therapist/ Self-employed Beauty Therapist/Salon Owner/ Beauty Therapist on board a cruise ship/ Beauty Therapist Trainer/Educator or Nail Technician

This qualification could lead to employment within the Hairdressing and Beauty sector and as progression to further training within the chosen subject area within the college

Provided by

Dumfries and Galloway College


Provider website

Stranraer Campus

Lewis Street



Entry requirements

Two National 4 qualifications at grade C or above preferably English; OR

NQ/NC qualification at SCQF level 4 in Beauty Care; OR NPA Cosmetology; OR

other equivalent qualifications or experience. You are required to be 16 years of age to undertake this course.

Course options

Course details

Full time

21st Aug 2023 to 14th Jun 2024

Cost: Visit the provider's website for details.

Venue details

Stranraer Campus

Lewis Street