Beauty Therapy HND

UCAS code 013B

What is special about this course?

If you are interested in improving the wellbeing of others, the HND Beauty Therapy will help you achieve your ambitions to work in the beauty industry.

You will gain the necessary skills and experience to succeed in the field of beauty therapy, both nationally and internationally.

You may also have the opportunity to participate in the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival with students from other UHI campuses. 

Special features

  • You will undertake a work placement as part of your course
  • You can study full-time or part-time to suit your personal and professional circumstances

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade D or above
  • Preferably in English or a science related subject, plus
  • 3 Standard Grades with a 1, 2 or 3 for a level 6 programme
  • Entry to year 2 may be possible with an HNC Beauty Therapy
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis
  • You may be required to attend an interview

Access routes

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Beauty therapy: applied anatomy and physiology
  • Beauty therapy: face and body treatment packages
  • Beauty therapy: professional salon skills
  • Beauty therapy: graded unit 1

Optional subjects may include:

  • Beauty therapy: depilation
  • Beauty therapy: face and body electrotherapy
  • Beauty therapy: facial therapy treatments
  • Beauty therapy: hand, foot and nail therapies
  • Body massage treatments
  • Beauty therapy: contemporary aesthetic treatments
  • Beauty therapy: make up skills
  • Traditional head massage
  • Signature massage
  • Liquid and powder nail enhancements
  • Light curing gel nail enhancements
  • Eyelash enhancements
  • Eyebrow artistry
  • Spa treatments
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Remedial massage
  • Beauty therapy: electrical epilation
  • Work placement

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units are:

  • Beauty therapy: advanced facial and body therapy techniques
  • Lifestyle advice for clients
  • Beauty therapy: promotional and selling skills
  • Beauty therapy: graded unit 2
  • Beauty therapy: product knowledge

Mandatory units may also include:

  • Beauty therapy: depilation advanced
  • Contemporary spa massage
  • Spa treatments
  • Seated massage therapy
  • Remedial massage
  • Beauty therapy: electrical depilation
  • Beauty therapy: advanced electrical epilation

Optional subjects may include:

  • Beauty therapy: depilation
  • Beauty therapy: face and body electrotherapy
  • Beauty therapy: facial therapy treatments
  • Beauty therapy: hand, foot and nail therapies
  • Body massage treatments
  • Beauty therapy: contemporary aesthetic treatments
  • Beauty therapy: make up skills
  • Traditional head massage
  • Signature massage
  • Liquid and powder nail enhancements
  • Light curing gel nail enhancements
  • Eyelash enhancements
  • Eyebrow artistry
  • Spa treatments
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Work placement

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom and practical exercise in a salon environment

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 2 years (HNC + HND)
  • Part-time: 4 years (HNC + HND)

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2018-192019-20
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

*The Home-Scotland/EU fee rate is set by the Scottish Government and will be confirmed by March 2019.

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2018-192019-20
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,720
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £448

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2018-192019-20
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,855
Part-time (per HN credit)** £448 £457

*There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of your HND Beauty Therapy you might want to find work in salons, hotels, cruise ships or self-employment.

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Apply for Beauty Therapy HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2019

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI 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 gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.