Introduction to Beauty SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This programme is highly practical in nature and is aimed at those who have little or no experience in beauty and who may have recently left school. This is aimed at anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the Beauty Industry and who wish to gain experience in beauty and some hairstyling. Introducing them to the industry allowing the learner to decide if progression to full time study in this field is for them.

The course would also suit those who may have been away from further education for a while by developing the confidence and skills necessary to tackle a full time programme in beauty. 

Due to the practical nature of this course face to face delivery is mandatory.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course however your personal statement should reflect your passion for this subject.
  • Applicants should enjoy meeting and working with people.

The programme will allow students to develop basic skills in a variety of subjects including:

  • Facial skin care and make-up
  • Manicure and creative nail finishes
  • Hairstyling and introduction.
  • Creative Face and Body painting for Events.
  • Introduction to Shoulders, Neck and head Massage.
  • Introduction to Facials
  • Introduction to Shampoo and Blow Dry
  • Digital Skills to Enhance Creativity. 

There will also be opportunities to develop your core skills.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Course assessment takes place throughout each unit and will include written tests, projects, assignments and other forms of assessment including observation in the commercial salons.

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    Start date



    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)






    Rest of UK students

    For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)




    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time 


     Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    Additional costs

    You will be required to purchase a kit/uniform as part of this course (between £150 and £200). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Progression onto SVQ 2 Beauty therapy or SVQ 2 Hairdressing.

    Employment in local salons as a trainee beauty therapist.

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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.