NC Beauty Therapy Skills SCQF level 5

NC Beauty Therapy Skills SCQF level 5

This National Certificate (NC) provides knowledge and understanding reflective of the skills required by the beauty industry. It will engage and support aspiring beauty practitioners, offering a variety of options with newly developed units which will enable learners to develop skills reflective of industry practice.

This qualification is designed for full-time delivery over one year or part-time delivery over two years (including evening provision). It may be suitable for open and distance learning and may also be offered as January-start access to HN courses.

Due to health and safety considerations, it is recommended that the minimum age for this qualification is 16 years of age at the time of registration.

Qualification structure

Group award code: GV0J 45 (72 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Certificate consists of 4 mandatory units (36 SCQF credit points) and 8 optional units (36 SCQF credit points).

See the group award specification (523 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units.

Mandatory units include:

4 code 2 code Unit title SQA credit SCQF credit points SCQF level

J6LA

45

Facial Skin Care Treatments

2 12 5

J6L7

45

Hand and Foot Care

2 12 5

J6LF

45 Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage: An Introduction 1 6 5
J6LE 45

Waxing Services

1 6 5

Optional units — Learners must achieve six optional units (36 SCQF credit points):

4 code 2 code Unit title SQA credit SCQF credit points SCQF level

J6LG

45

Scalp Massage: An Introduction

1 6 5

J6L6

45

Apply Nail Art

1 6 5

J6LC

45

Developing Make-up Skills

1 6 5
J6LD 45

Developing Skills in Eye Treatments

1 6 5
J6L9 45

Tip and Overlay Nail Enhancements

1 6 5
J1D0 45

Influences on Mental Health and Wellbeing

1 6 5
FR0C 12

Healthy Eating and Wellbeing

1 6 6
F4BV 11

Hair, Beauty and Make-up: Competition Technical Skills

1 6 5

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NC in Beauty Care and Make-up (G92F 45)

This group award has been replaced.

It enters it's lapsing period on: 31/07/2023

It finishes on: 31/07/2026

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How to assess

A variety of assessment methods will be used for this qualification. You will be required to produce evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. Knowledge may be assessed, for example, by written, oral or electronic methods. Assessment of practical skills will be observed, and it will be supported by observation records and accurately completed consultation records.

Deliver this qualification

Why study this qualification

The NC in Beauty Therapy Skills at SCQF level 5 is designed for a wide range of learners, including:

  • school leavers
  • adults returning to education
  • learners with no previous qualification, experience or prior knowledge in this subject area, but wish to gain an introductory qualification

Due to health and safety considerations, it is recommended that the minimum age for this qualification is 16 years of age at the time of registration.

You will receive an introduction to beauty qualifications, which will prepare you for progression within this vocational area.

You will also develop important competences in a range of technical skills, for example, facial skin care treatments; hand and foot care; back, neck and shoulder massage; and waxing services.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, due to health and safety considerations, it is recommended that the minimum age for this qualification is 16 years of age at the time of registration.

Learners would benefit from having attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by one or more of the following or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:

  • NPA in Beauty and Hairstyling (new)
  • NPA in Cosmetology (G8GX 44) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Beauty Skills (GF7F 44) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Beauty Massage (GF7E 45) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Eye Treatments (GF7G 45) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Make-up Skills (GF7J 45) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Manicure and Pedicure (GF7K 45) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Nail Enhancements (GF7D 45) (finished)

Employment and progression

You could use this level 5 award to progress to:

  • NPA in Beauty and Hairstyling (new)
  • NPA in Cosmetology (G8GX 44) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Beauty Skills (GF7F 44) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Beauty Massage (GF7E 45) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Eye Treatments (GF7G 45) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Make-up Skills (GF7J 45) (lapsing)
  • NPA in Manicure and Pedicure (GF7K 45) (lapsing)
  • other equivalent awards

Qualification structure

Group award code: GV0J 45 (72 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Certificate consists of 4 mandatory units (36 SCQF credit points) and 8 optional units (36 SCQF credit points).

See the group award specification (523 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units.

Mandatory units include:

4 code 2 code Unit title SQA credit SCQF credit points SCQF level

J6LA

45

Facial Skin Care Treatments

2 12 5

J6L7

45

Hand and Foot Care

2 12 5

J6LF

45 Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage: An Introduction 1 6 5
J6LE 45

Waxing Services

1 6 5

Optional units — Learners must achieve six optional units (36 SCQF credit points):

4 code 2 code Unit title SQA credit SCQF credit points SCQF level

J6LG

45

Scalp Massage: An Introduction

1 6 5

J6L6

45

Apply Nail Art

1 6 5

J6LC

45

Developing Make-up Skills

1 6 5
J6LD 45

Developing Skills in Eye Treatments

1 6 5
J6L9 45

Tip and Overlay Nail Enhancements

1 6 5
J1D0 45

Influences on Mental Health and Wellbeing

1 6 5
FR0C 12

Healthy Eating and Wellbeing

1 6 6
F4BV 11

Hair, Beauty and Make-up: Competition Technical Skills

1 6 5

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NC in Beauty Care and Make-up (G92F 45)

This group award has been replaced.

It enters it's lapsing period on: 31/07/2023

It finishes on: 31/07/2026

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