Beauty make up (2)
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications to this course are now closed.

NQ Beauty Care and Make-up (Level 5) is suitable for anyone wanting a career in the beauty therapy and/or make-up industry.

You will learn basic skills in beauty therapy and make-up and gain the necessary qualification to progress onto further study.

What will I learn?

  • Applying practical skills
  • Beauty: drawing and colouring design skills
  • Facial skin care
  • Day make-up and basic corrective make-up
  • Bridal and evening make-up
  • Manicure
  • Portfolio presentation
  • Face painting
  • Nail art
  • Artificial nails, tips and overlays
  • Creative make-up look for the catwalk.

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)

  • You must be 16 years or over before the course start date
  • Three National 4s (including English) or equivalent
  • NPA (Level 4) Beauty Skills
  • VTCT Level 2 or 3 Complementary Therapies.
  • Adult returners considered for interview without former qualifications.

Entry requirement equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, the interviewee may discuss an alternative Beauty Therapy course with you.

Employer and industry links

You will be offered training workshops with skincare and make-up brands such as Thalgo professional face and body skin care, Ishga organic skincare and Gerrards International.

Within the commercial experience unit, there are opportunities to work within Beauty with a Conscience on Battlefield Road, adjacent to the Langside Campus.

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

Jobs and further study

With the required Beauty Therapy qualifications, you will be able to find employment in a beauty salon, spa, cruise ships or progress onto further study.

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 and will be done via Microsoft Teams.

  • Information group session and one to one interview. This session may last up to an hour.

At this stage you will be given:

  • Overview of the course and content
  • Directions to a virtual department tour
  • One to one interview
  • Directions to request Additional Learning Support if required, for example, a scribe for written test.

You must email:

  • Proof of qualifications held or pending (for example, if you are still at school) to

The criteria for acceptance onto the course includes completing a successful interview by demonstrating good communication skills, achieving a minimum test score at interview and demonstrating a good knowledge of English communication.

If successful, you will be offered:

  • A conditional place (if awaiting school qualifications) or
  • An unconditional place

You should respond to the offer quickly to secure a place.

After receiving the offer, you have up to 10 working days to accept or risk losing your place.

Once you have accepted your offer, an e-mailed with further information on student funding, joining instructions and induction times with be sent. Please ensure you look out for this information and contact us if you do not receive anything before the course starts.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3779