Beauty & Aesthetic Therapies SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This new course is an entry level programme with three primary objectives:
1. To develop key practical skills to enable you to carry out a range of basic beauty therapy treatments
2. To build essential core and life skills which are transferable and will enable you to exit into employment or progress onto a higher level of study
3. To include units to enable you to manage clients and your own stress and wellbeing
Successful completion of this course may lead to employment in a salon/spa as a salon junior or receptionist.
Special features:
• You will study an interactive, robust course allowing you to build your confidence and gain practical industry skills
• As part of this course you will visit local charities and venues
• You will also get the opportunity to participate in competition work

Entry requirements

You should have or be working towards a National 3 qualification or equivalent. 

Applications are also welcome from mature learners who have been out of education for a long period of time with no formal qualifications.

You will be invited to attend a prestart event prior to acceptance where you will be individually interviewed. 

You will also participate in an induction programme.

Course content includes:

• All About Eyes
• Coping Strategies and Building Resilience
• Stress Relief Techniques
• Skincare Basics
• Hand & Foot Treatments
• Introduction to Waxing
• Current Make Up Skills
• Reception Skills
• The Role of the Salon Assistant
• Core and Employability Skills


A kit is required and infill students may be required to purchase a kit for some units. This will be discussed with a member of the Beauty & Aesthetic Therapies Team. You will also be required to work and be worked on for all practical units.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Blended learning delivery including online and face-to-face teaching.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year
  • Full time: 1 year
  • Part time: 2 years
  • Infill: duration depends on the unit

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

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 completion of this course will allow you to enter into employment in a salon/spa as a salon junior or receptionist.

Alternatively, you can progress onto the SCQF Level 5 Beauty & Aesthetic Therapies course at UHI Moray.

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Apply for Beauty & Aesthetic Therapies SCQF Level 4

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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.