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Beauty & Complementary Therapies

HND Beauty Therapy

  • Campuses

    • Clydebank
    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 8

  • Campuses

    • Clydebank
    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 8


Why study at WCS?

Prepare yourself for an exciting career in the Beauty and Aesthetics industry by learning your skills in state-of-the-art salon facilities. WCS has been awarded Dermalogia Centre for Excellence status. Our highly qualified lecturing team have worked for a range of luxury brands, spas & salons with extensive business experience as salon owners and freelance therapists.

Graduates from the course have gone on to work for sector leading names such as The Spa at Blythswood Square, Mar Hall and The Carrick at Cameron House. The College work in partnership with brands such as Caci, Spa Finders, Dermalogica, Mylash, CND, Louella Belle and Ellisons. Competing annually in national competition, the department have been award prestigious recognitions for industry recognised awards including Gold & Silver accolades at World Skills UK.

What will I learn?

You'll learn about:

  • Lifestyle Advise for Clients
  • Graded Unit 2
  • Principles and Practices of Selling
  • Advanced Facial and Body Treatments

You can also choose to study:

  • Depilation Advanced
  • Reflexology
  • Traditional Head Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Contemporary Spa Massage
  • Nail Enhancements (Liquid and Powder or Light Curing Gel)

Practical work experience makes up part of this course.

What qualifications do I need?

You'll need to have successfully completed HNC Beauty Therapy.

What can I do after?

After successfully completing this course you will have the beauty and management skills to work as a Beauty therapist in a salon, Spa, Aesthetic clinics or as a self-employed therapist or you may consider opening your own business.

To create work placement and employment opportunities West College Scotland work in partnership with prestigious Aesthetic clinics, Salons and Spa’s and currently have alumni working at The Spa at Blythswood Square, Mar Hall and The Carrick at Cameron House



Programme Information

Start: August

End: June

Duration: 1 year

Additional Information


Partner Testimonials

‘CACI is proud to support the excellent work and high standards of the West College Scotland Beauty department across its Paisley, Clydebank and Greenock campuses. After 30 years of industry experience as world leaders in aesthetic systems, CACI is delighted to guide the next generation of beauty therapists with real-world learning, by delivering both in-depth theory and practical knowledge of our innovative systems and latest technologies, together with treatment results backed by clinical studies.’  


Dean Nathanson, Managing Director of CACI.

Our students go on to achieve great things

Don't take our word for it, read what they say.

Patrick and James



Study options

Campus Mode Level
Clydebank Full time SCQF 8
Paisley Full time SCQF 8

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