Beauty Skills NPA


Female student applying eye make up



Do you enjoy beauty care and would you like to increase your skills?  Or are you thinking about a career in the growing beauty industry?  This could be the ideal way to get started. You will have a broad introduction to some basic beauty skills. 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.


Level SCQF 4

Delivery Face to Face


Location Training Salon, Portree & Training Salon, Fort William

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

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

What next...

You could consider studying our full time NC Beauty Care and Make-up courses in Fort William or Portree after you leave school.


Entry requirements...

Ideally, you will be working towards level 5 at school.

Student Profiles content

Student Profiles

"I am interested in working in the beauty industry and I wanted to learn how to do new things.

I wanted to learn to do certain things properly that I can’t do at home.

It’s good to come up to college because we’re able to be more creative in this working salon environment. Its practical but we do look at health and safety, allergies and risk assessment for clients and it’s good to get that insight".

Lara Jeffrey, Molly Casson, Freya MacNeil

NPA beauty skills students Freya Macneil, Lara Jeffrey, Molly Carson