Cosmetology NPA

What is special about this course?

This National Award is designed to equip candidates with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for employment, or for progression to further academic and/or professional qualifications.

NPAs are qualifications designed to prepare candidates for employment in a specific industry and may lead to further study in SVQs or NC Units. NPAs, at this level will not take someone to the industrial competence required by occupational standards. This course allows candidate the choice of sampling Hairdressing/Beauty/Make up Artistry disciplines in a meaningful way, while gaining a recognised National Qualification.

Entry requirements

Access to the awards will be at the discretion of the centre

The NPA in Cosmetology includes five mandatory Units, which cover topics such as Working with others, product awareness, assisting in a workplace, health and safety and career options, working with customers and colleagues.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

NCGA Level 5 Beauty Care and MakeUp.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Cosmetology NPA

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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