Introduction to Beauty SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course will enable you to develop confidence in carrying out practical beauty treatments and allow you to develop a range of basic skills to get your career in the beauty industry underway.

You’ll get a practical introduction to some of the skills required in beauty salons, spas and wellness centres.

This introductory course will allow you to progress to our Level 5 Beauty Care and Make-Up course in January 2024.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, and this course is ideal for both school leavers and mature students returning to education.

  • Facial skin care and Make Up

During this unit you will learn to identify skin types and decide on the most appropriate products. You will complete a basic cleanse, tone, and moisturise treatment and carry out a basic make-up application.

  • Manicure and Creative Nail Finishes 

An introduction to manicure skills, polish application  and creative nail finishes.

  • Massage Techniques

An introduction to practical massage techniques.

  • Contemporary eye treatments

An introduction to the variety of eye treatments available within the industry, where you will begin to develop skills in eyebrow waxing and semi-permanent single eyelash extensions.


All students will be supplied with a tunic.

All necessary products/equipment will be supplied by the college.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

You'll be taught by a lecturer in our College Salon in Oban.

How long will my course last?

15 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Oban Learning Centre

Start date

1st September 2023. The class will run 1 day per week on Fridays.


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

What can I do on completion of my course?

You should complete our Beauty Care and Make-up course at Level 5 to enable you to find employment in the industry.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2023/24

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