HN Cluster: Specialised Facial and Body Electrotherapy (SCQF Level 7)


Start date: September 2024 or January 2024

Electrotherapy treatments are extremely popular in the Beauty Industry.

This 17-week course provides a thorough training programme whilst offering ongoing support to ensure the therapist is competent and confident in all aspects of the course.   

This Specialised Facial and Body Electrotherapy course offers you the opportunity to:  

  • Develop practical competencies in a range of Face and Body Electrotherapies with the related knowledge and understanding  
  • Enhance facial and body treatment skills using a breadth of current applications, including electrotherapies, peels, dermaplaning, Thai and Bamboo massage which are all relevant in today’s industry  
  • Develop confidence across a variety of skin and body types, enhancing client interactions    
  • Study in a welcoming, supportive and flexible environment with a strong focus on practical, hands-on application  
  • Create promotional, practical and retail opportunities to be applied in future salon practice 

Special Features:

  • Allows you to study part time and become qualified in one semester and can therefore progress into employment/self-employment or continue studies to broaden your treatment offerings and progress into another Beauty and Aesthetic Therapies course.  
  • You will work on fee paying clients throughout your course and as part of a collaborative team within our realistic working salonYou may also engage in cross college or external community events as part of your study. 

Entry Requirements:

  • SCQF Level 5 certificate in Beauty and Aesthetic Therapies, OR 
  • SVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy (or equivalent)

Applications are also encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above.

There needs to be evidence of practical skills and knowledge and understanding of core treatments to allow a progression route to build on these skills. 

You must attend a Course Information Event Prior to the course commencing.

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Course Content

Course Content

Course content includes: 

  • Beauty Therapy: Face and Body Electrotherapy 
  • Beauty Therapy: Contemporary Aesthetic Therapies 

You will be required to work and be worked on for all practical units. 

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Study Mode

Study Mode

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time
  • Blended

You will study through a combination of face-to-face classes on campus and remote learning, where some lectures and sessions are timetabled remotely via video conferencing and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with support from your lecturers.

How long will my course last?

17 weeks

6 hours per week

How will this course be assessed?

The course is primarily assessed by working practically on clients and the completion of supporting treatment plans and portfolio.  Theory work will be assessed by a variety of assessment methods such as open book, closed book, reports and multiple-choice online assessment. 

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Successful completion of this course will enhance your practical skillset and may widen your employment opportunities. 

Alternatively, this may allow you to progress into other courses such as the Microblading Artistry (18 years age restriction) or Advanced Nail Technology (16 years age restriction) programmes at UHI Moray. 

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Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

Course cost: £258 + kit 

Please note there is no fee waiver for this course

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.   

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform for this course (approx. £100). Students may qualify for help through the discretionary fund. 

Order forms will be sent out to you once you have confirmed and accepted your offer of a place on the course. 



Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.