Access to Beauty Therapy SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This entry level course is for those who wish to pursue a career within the fast changing and ever expanding field of Beauty Therapy. You will be provided with a realistic introduction to the role of a Junior Therapist, with opportunity to demonstrate your own creativity and work alongside colleagues on higher programmes of study as well as clients both within the college setting and externally within your local community.

This course offers the foundation of popular treatments required by a Beauty Therapist with a strong focus on hands on practical skills with integrated health and safety and a small amount of
theory knowledge.

Our commercial salons are open to the public. Students will develop and build practical and retailing skills.

Entry requirements

Working towards 2 National 4s including English


equivalent, e.g. may include relevant attainment at National 3.

Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have an understanding and skills to achieve the course.

• Basic Hand and Foot Treatments
• Skincare Basics
• Current Make-Up Skills
• Eyebrow Artistry
• Creative Nail Art for the Hand and Foot
• Role of the Salon Junior
• Role of the Salon Receptionist
• Showcase Practical Skills
• Stress Relief Techniques
• Communication
• Numeracy
• Core Skills
Students must be prepared to practice all treatments on each other prior to practical assessment

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Teaching will consist of face to face and online activities.

Creating digital sound bites; projects; closed book tests; client sessions.

Please note, students must be prepared to practice all hands-on treatments on each other prior to working on clients.

How long will my course last?

Full time - 1 year

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful students may progress to the full time course SVQ in Beauty Therapy SCQF Level 5 (formerly SVQ Level 2) or the Access to Integrative Healthcare and Therapies.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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