Stone massage
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications for this course are now closed.

If you have an HNC Beauty Therapy qualification, you may be considered for direct entry into HND 2nd year. This will be dependent on the units you hold and the places being available.

In year 2 a large part of the course focuses on competence in the use of advanced facial and body treatments such as body toning treatments and spa treatments.

This is a well-established, recognised qualification understood and well-respected by employers in the occupational area.

What will I learn?

  • Contemporary spa massage
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Promotional and selling skills
  • Lifestyle advice for clients
  • Preparing and presenting a business plan
  • Beauty therapy: graded unit 2
  • Plus a further range of HND Beauty Therapy Units

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • HNC Beauty Therapy

Entry requirement equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

Opportunities are available for external industrial training from prestigious brands such as Ishga and Thalgo face and body skincare and Gerrards Mii Make-up.

Work experience opportunities are available within esteemed Spas such as The Carrick at Cameron House, the Blythswood Spa, Glasgow and Beauty with a Conscience on Battlefield Road, adjacent to the Langside Campus.

View our industry links by following @glasgowclydehairbeautyspa on Instagram and Facebook

Articulation Routes

  • Direct entry to year 3 - BSc (Hons) Integrative Health Care accredited by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

Jobs and further study

Employment within the beauty industry, spas, cruise ships, self-employment, teaching or training.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply:

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

Stage 1: Information Session

You will be invited to attend a Microsoft Teams information session, which covers:

  • course content
  • interview
  • a virtual tour will be scheduled.

You are required to supply via email:

  • proof of qualifications held or pending (e.g. HNC Beauty Therapy) Only applicants who supply these items will move on to next stage. These should be emailed to

Successful applicants will be offered:

  • a conditional place (if awaiting qualifications)


  • an unconditional place.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. Student Funding, Joining Instructions, Kit List, Induction Date.


More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3779