Beauty Therapy SCQF 6 (Thurso) SVQ

What is special about this course?

Take your beauty career to the next level with the SVQ Beauty Therapy SCQF 6 course. Designed to provide advanced expertise in beauty therapy, this programme will help you build upon your existing skills as well as gain new ones through advanced treatments such as facial electrical and hot stone massage. Providing a comprehensive blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on training, you will learn from our experience instructors who provide personalised support, ensuring you develop the skills and confidence needed to thrive in this dynamic field. You will benefit from working at our commercial salon, House of Morven, giving you the practical knowledge and customer skills required to develop & maintain positive working relationships with customers and members of your work-team. 

Entry requirements

  • SVQ Beauty Therapy SCQF 5
  • Body Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Hot Stones Massage
  • Facial Electrical
  • Body Electrical
  • Tanning
  • Promotional Activities

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Block release

Blended delivery - Students will carry out practical learning in our commercial salon and will complete some theory elements of the course online through our Virtual Learning Environment.

Students may attend on a full-time or part-time basis, but it is also possible to attend on a block release or day release, if they have already gained a work placement in a salon.

How long will my course last?

One year full time, longer on a part time basis

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

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What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the SVQ Beauty Therapy SCQF 6, individuals are well-equipped to pursue a range of exciting career opportunities in the beauty and wellness industry including:

  • Beauty Therapist: Graduates can work as beauty therapists in spas, salons, and wellness centres. 

  • Makeup Artist: With a strong foundation in makeup application, graduates can become makeup artists for special occasions like weddings, photo shoots, and fashion shows. 

  • Nail Technician: Graduates can specialize in nail care, offering services like manicures, pedicures, nail extensions, and nail art. They may work in nail salons or as freelance nail technicians.

  • Skincare Specialist: Those interested in skincare can focus on becoming skincare specialists, providing facial treatments, skin analysis, and recommending skincare products to clients.

  • Spa Therapist: Graduates may pursue roles as spa therapists, offering a range of spa treatments, including massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy, in luxury spa settings.

  • Salon Manager: With experience and additional training, some individuals choose to take on management roles in salons or spas, overseeing daily operations, staff, and client services.

  • Entrepreneurship: For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, successful completion of the SVQ Beauty Therapy SCQF 6 can be a stepping stone to opening their own beauty salon or wellness business.

  • Product Sales and Representation: Graduates can work in sales and marketing roles for beauty product companies, promoting and selling skincare, makeup, and other beauty products to professionals and consumers.

  • Further education through commercial training courses, or higher-level courses at other Colleges and Universities can also lead to specialisation and advancement in your chosen field.

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