Beauty Therapy (SCQF Level 6) SVQ

What is special about this course?

A natural progression for you if you have studied SCQF Level 5 or equivalent, allowing you to expand your knowledge as well as adding to your repertoire of treatments.  This course also allows you to develop supervisory and leadership skills, which are desirable attributes within the beauty therapy industry. 

You will continue to utilise the commercial salons allowing you to carry out your new and existing skills on fee paying clients.

Entry requirements

SVQ in Beauty Therapy SCQF Level 5 (formerly SVQ Level 2)


NC Beauty Therapy or equivalent.

• Contribute to the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Promotional Activities
• Provide Body Electrical Treatments
• Provide Facial Electrical Treatments
• Provide Body Massage Treatments
• Provide Electrical Epilation Treatments
• Provide Cosmetic Skin Peel Treatments
• Provide Stone Therapy Treatments

The above units are inclusive of related anatomy, physiology, health and safety, retailing, marketing and personal development planning elements.

Students will take part in work experience during the course.

Students must be prepared to practice all treatments on each other prior to working on fee paying clients.


Details on kit and equipment will be provided at the Course Information Sessions.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Teaching will consist of face to face and online activities including virtual classrooms.

Online tests, assignments, use of multi media.

Students are responsible for finding their own clients as all  assessments have to be carried out on fee paying clients. Students must be prepared to practice all treatments on each other prior to working on fee paying clients.

How long will my course last?

Full time - 1 year.

Junior Beauty Therapists in employment may be eligible for Modern Apprenticeship funding, studying on a day-release basis over a 2 year period.

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?

Further study may include HNC Beauty Therapy.

Employment as a beauty therapist in beauty clinics/ salons, cruise ships and retail. Other opportunities may be found in the field of beauty therapy, retail and the spa sector.

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

Level 3 introduces bodywork and electrotherapy skills which are core to our results driven sector. There is a therapist focus on developing supervisory skills and abilities at this level of study.

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