Beauty Care and Makeup


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 NC

This course is for you if you have an interest in Beauty and Make-up. You will develop creative skills in the application of make-up and learn the basic skills required to carry out treatments for face, body, and nails. There is a combination of theory and practical learning on this course.

Location: Islay, Oban




hair colouring

SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF level 4

This SCQF level 4 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, Rothesay

SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF level 5


The aims of this SCQF level 5 course is to give students the basic knowledge and experience of working in a commercial hairdressing salon. The hairdressing SVQ is assessed in the workplace and/or a realistic work environment.

Students must work in a professional manner taking into account establishment requirements such as appearance and dress code; personal conduct; personal hygiene; reliability and punctuality.

Locations: Dunoon, Rothesay

SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF level 6


This SCQF level 6 Hairdressing follows on from level 5, introducing more advanced cutting and colouring to the students. Students will be able to undertake client consultations with less supervision and can work on the floor independently.

Locations: Dunoon, Rothesay