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Beauty Therapy HNC

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

Beauty HNC is designed to enhance your beauty therapy skills. Equipped with a more advanced skillset you will be well prepared to develop your passion for beauty therapy by progressing to a more technical level. You will learn therapeutic skills and knowledge through performing a variety of advanced beauty treatment plans including holistic therapies to meet industry requirements.  
 
Gain hands-on experience through working in our Employability Salon and The Treatment Lounge with the high-end product company, Elemis, and enhance your employability prospects even further. Training at Edinburgh College will ensure you are fully prepared for progression towards a wide range of salon and spa environments by assessing you in different methods; from your work experience with clients and case studies to oral presentation skills. You will be provided with up to date training in new innovations and techniques with leading product manufacturers from representatives in the beauty industry.  
 
Please note: 

  • All theory will be delivered online - you will be required to have access to IT to enable you to complete this part of the course e.g. laptop, Pc, iPhone, Android phone
  • There is an additional cost for course kit uniforms and books which must be purchased prior to starting the course.
  • It is mandatory that you bring in models for practice and assessment purposes. 

If you are interested in being a model for our students or want to try out our star facilities before beginning your studying journey, simply book in for a treatment. Check out our price list here!

What you will learn

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Beauty and Complementary Therapists
  • Beauty Therapy: Graded Unit 1
  • Beauty Therapy: Product Knowledge
  • Face and Body Electrotherapy
  • Beauty Therapy: Face and Body Treatment Packages
  • Beauty Therapy: Professional Salon Skills
  • Spa Treatments
  • Aromatherapy Massage

      Placement information

      • At HNC level we expect all students to be in part-time employment within the beauty industry 
      • Students will also gain work experience in our Employability salons as part of the course.
      • Please note employment experience are mandatory aspects of the course.

      How the course is assessed

      • All practical assessments are carried out on paying clients within our salons.
      • The theoretical aspects of the course are carried out under exam conditions

      Number of days per week

      • 3 days per week (9 am-4 pm) 
      • 1 evening per week (4:30 pm -8 pm)

      Entry requirements

      • All applicants must hold an NC Level 6 Beauty Care  qualification or equivalent

      Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

       

      • All applicants will be required to complete a reflective essay - word count 1000 – this piece of work will be scored
      • Thereafter successful applicants will be invited to attend an online interview to discuss the reflective essay, why they wish to further their studies to HNC, progress to date and suitability for progression
      • The formal interview has a scoring criterion based on presentation and communication skills along with the  written task

       

      English Proficiency Requirements

      IELTS 5.5

      Progression and Articulation Routes

      • You will be fully qualified to work within the Beauty industry as a senior beauty therapist or salon manager. 
      • Year 2 BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare Conditions at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

      Career options

      • Senior beauty therapist
      • Salon manager 

      Study Options

      Campus Study mode Start date Duration
      Milton Road Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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