Beauty Skills NPA

What is special about this course?

Do you enjoy beauty care and would like to increase your skills?  Or are you looking to start a career in the Beauty industry?  This could be the ideal way to get started.

You will have a broad introduction to some basic beauty skills working on real clients.

Topics covered include cleansing, toning and moisturising, nails, make up, and tweezing along with an understanding of the health and safety issues to consider working in the beauty industry.

Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone wishing to gain a formal introduction to beauty skills.

You will cover 3 units:

  • Beauty Skills: An Introduction
  • Cosmetology:  Make-up Artistry Practical Skills
  • Creative Nail Finishes to Hand and Foot

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William

Start date



£240. Funding may be available towards the cost of this course, please contact us for further information.


You may be eligible for an Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help pay for this course.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the cost of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers. To find out more or to apply, visit

What can I do on completion of my course?

You could consider progressing to an NQ/SVQ in Beauty, or even our SVQs in Hairdressing which could equip you to provide a full hair and makeup service.

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I want to start in January 2023

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. UHI West Highland 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.