SCQF Level 5
Hair and Beauty

Course Overview

Want to be part of the Global Wellness industry that has an expected growth of 17% over the next five years and is already valued at £3.7 trillion? Then apply for this 18-week Preparation course that will start you on your journey to the SCQF Level 6 Wellness Therapies Award.

This preparation course will equip you with the underpinning knowledge and basic skills across a range of well-being therapies in preparation for progression to our one-year SCQF Level 6 Award in Wellness Therapies.

Apply now for us to assist you in a future in joining one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries. You will work in our salons providing a realistic industry environment which will give you valuable practical experience.

Please note: there is an additional cost for course kit, uniforms and books which must be purchased prior to starting the course.

What You Will Learn
  • Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage 
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Introduction to Facial Massage
  • Foot Massage
  • Introduction to Body Structures and Benefits of Treatments 
  • Customer Care
  • Essential Salon Skills
Placement Information

  • There is no work placement requirement for this course however you will be expected to take partake in wellness therapies events organised by the college. Please note this is a mandatory requirement for the course

Entry Requirements
  • All applicants must be 16 years of age or older before the start date of the course and must hold :

  • A minimum of two National 5s or two relevant Standard Grades at credit Level or a qualification at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent preferably in English and Biology and pass interview task 

  • Mature returners entry with successful interview and pass interview task

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5

How the course is assessed
  • All practical assessments are carried out on paying clients within our salons.  
  • The theory aspects of the course are carried out under exam conditions completing open book assessments and closed book assessments

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Successful applicants will be invited to a formal interview – this will include a written task. All criteria will be sent out prior to interview.

  • The formal interview has a scoring criteria based on - presentation and communication skills at interview, along with the written task

Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Progression to SCQF Level 6 Wellness Therapies

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Progression to SCQF Level 6 Wellness Therapies

Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day

  • 12 Hours a week plus self-directed study

Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

Our success stories speak for themselves. We are proud winners year after year in varying competitions e.g.  AHT, Wella Exposure - where hundreds of students from across the country compete in one of the industry’s top events. Along with this we have a successful collaboration with  St Columba's Hospice where our students work as volunteers to provide holistic services 


We hold established industry partnerships and continue to be a well-established and recognised college for the beauty and makeup industry.

Start Date(s)

Full Time

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  • 20/01/2020
End Date(s)

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • 12/06/2020
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