Beauty student massaging client
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2019
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications for his course are now closed. Applications for August 2020 open in January.

This complementary therapies course at Glasgow Clyde College provides a broad understanding and knowledge of holistic therapies such as massage and healthy eating and their benefits. It's suitable for a wide range of people from school leavers to adults who are interested in learning about complementary therapies.

What will I learn?

  • Body Massage
  • Wellness Therapies: First Aid in the Salon
  • Wellness Therapies: Body Structures and Benefits of Treatments
  • Wellness Therapies: Managing Stress
  • Healthy Eating and Wellbeing
  • Scalp, Neck and Shoulder Massage
  • Facial Massage
  • Investigation
  • Ear Candle and Facial Sinus Drainage (College Certificate)
  • Thai Foot Massage (College Certificate)
  • On-site Acupressure Massage (College Certificate)

Employer and industry links

  • Self-employment
  • Spa industry
  • Healthcare setting
  • Beauty and complementary therapy industry

Jobs and further study

  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
  • HNC/D Holistic Therapies SCQF Level 7/8

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three Standard grades at level 3 or above including English (one science subject would be an advantage)
  • Three Intermediate 2 at grade C or above including English (one science subject would be an advantage)
  • Three National 5 at grade C or above including English (one science subject would be an advantage)
  • NPA Cosmetology (Beauty)
  • NC Beauty Care and Makeup (Level 5)
  • SVQ Level 1 Beauty with National 5 English
  • You must be 16 years of age at the start of the course
  • If you don't have the relevant entry qualifications, but have relevant life experience, you will also be considered
  • You will need to provide one reference and will be required to do a written test and interview
  • You will need to have a mature attitude and be willing to practice on a range of clients.

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.

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.

Recruitment for this course is in two stages:

Stage 1: you will be invited to an information session. This session may last up to two hours.

At this stage you will be given:

  • course content
  • requirements for written test and interview
  • a department tour.

You must bring:

  • one suitable reference
  • photocopied proof of qualifications held or pending (for example, if still studying at school)

It is essential that you bring these items in order to move on to next stage.

Stage 2: consists of an interview and a written test

This session may last up to three hours.

You will need to be successful in your written test and interview in order to be offered a place.

Successful applicants will be offered:

  • a conditional place (if awaiting school qualifications) or
  • an unconditional place

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

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3264