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Course summary

HNC Beauty therapy aims at developing the underpinning knowledge, research, and skills to work in the beauty industry. This is a 1-year High level course, for those starting their journey in the Beauty industry (with the relevant qualifications) or progressing from an appropriate SCQF Level 6 in Beauty therapy. You will be taught by industry professionals with a wide range of industrial experience who will provide you with the training required to develop a career in the beauty industry and impart essential knowledge to equip you for employment. The qualification develops skills in a realistic working environment using contemporary salon equipment and will develop a proficiency in an array of salon treatments. You will practice on each other prior to completing assessments on external clients, which you will be expected to provide. We encourage professionalism in salon appearance and enhance client skills, ensuring you are employable for Beauty salons, spas, cruise liners or wish to pursue a career as a self-employed therapist.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0
PTE Academic50Minimum score of 50
TOEFL (iBT)72Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found via the following link.

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7110* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7110* Year 1
Wales £7110* Year 1
Channel Islands £7110* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7110* Year 1
Scotland £1285* Year 1
EU £7440* Year 1
International £7440* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/ug/ For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/funding-your-studies/bursaries-and-scholarships/
Beauty Therapy at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS