Beauty, Care and Make Up


Beauty Care


Cosmetology NPA

make-up brushes

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.

Locations: Islay, Oban


Beauty Care and Makeup NCGA

When undertaking this award you will study skills which are appropriate to Beauty Care and Make-Up. You will study skills areas which include Customer Care, selling skills, facial skin care, day and corrective make-up and manicure. You may then specialise by undertaking units in nail art, waxing, massage and special make-ups.

Location: Islay



Hairdressing SVQ1

hair colouring

This level 1 course will provide you with the basic knowledge, skills and understanding to be a hairdressing assistant in preparing clients for hair services and maintaining work areas. You will learn how to shampoo and condition hair and to blow dry hair. You will also learn how to work as part of a team and assist with salon reception duties.

Locations: Dunoon, Oban, Rothesay


Hairdressing SVQ2


The course is made up of 7 Mandatory Units which include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Advise and Consult with Clients
  • Shampoo and Condition Hair
  • Style and Finish Hair

and 2 Optional Units:

  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Promote Additional Services or Products to Clients

Locations: Dunoon, Oban, Rothesay


Hairdressing SVQ3


4 Mandatory Units which include:

  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

and 5 Optional Units which include:

  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Creatively style and dress hair

Locations: Dunoon, Oban, Rothesay