Beauty Care SCQF 6 (Fort William) NC

What is special about this course?

Following successful completion of Beauty Care & Make Up NC Level 5 this course will give you the opportunity to continue with your journey to becoming a Beauty Therapist by building on existing knowledge and techniques and learning more advanced methods. Applicants with existing industry experience may be considered without having completed level 5 (this will be subject to interview).

You can also progress to Beauty Therapy HNC.

During your course, we introduce you to using a range of digital technologies, which will help you get the most from your course and at the same time develop your digital skills.  Find out more about key computing skills and essential student skills

Entry requirements

Successful completion of NC Beauty Care and Make Up level 5 guarantees entry to the course.

We will also consider applicants with previous experience as identified in personal statement.

You will study a wide range of beauty treatments from facial techniques to gel nails, waxing and massage. Mandatory units are:

  • Facial techniques
  • Facial treatment packages
  • Nail finishes
  • Creative current make-Up trends
  • Depilation (hair removal)
  • Body massage
  • Commercial experience
  • Embedded development of core and essential skills

More than just your subject

Imagine coming out of college with your subject qualification PLUS a portfolio of skills endorsed by employers. That’s exactly what you will get with us. Our skills+ portfolio is part of your full-time course. You will develop skills in digital literacy, entrepreneurship, metaskills, work-readiness, net-zero, wellbeing, and the skills you need for your future aspirations. Our skills+ portfolio becomes your portfolio to take away with you. Whilst studying your subject you will build your skills+ portfolio and gain confidence and resilience along the way.


A kit and tunic will be provided for every student. Student not eligible for bursary or EMA will be able to purchase a kit through the college for no more than £100.  

Students may wish to purchase ring binders and poly pockets for theory work and any other stationery they may require.

Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone and camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You normally need to commit to 18 hours per week (2-3 days) of blended learning time consisting of timetabled learning and personal study.

For the practical elements of your course, most of your timetabled learning will take place in the beauty salon in Fort William. 


How long will my course last?

34 Weeks

September to June

Three days per week

Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William

Start date



Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course you could move into employment in the Beauty industry or progress onto Beauty Therapy HNC or Beauty Therapy HND, available within UHI.

Is there more information available online?

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I am a fully qualified nail technician with a small nail business on Skye. I wanted to expand my treatment menu, so I did NC Beauty Care and Make-up last year and now NC Beauty Care at level 6.

I am enjoying the course, expanding my knowledge on everything I learned last year. There is more theory at level 6, which gives you a better understanding of how the body works. This enables you to speak to your clients confidently on how certain treatments work and how they’ll benefit you.

I know I’ll have more to offer my lovely clients and perhaps in the future I’ll move into teaching beauty.

Jane Hodder

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