Skills for Work: Beauty Higher (SCQF level 6)

Skills for Work: Beauty Higher (SCQF level 6)

Qualification Information

The Skills for Work (SfW) Higher Course in Beauty provides an entry level qualification suited to anyone looking to develop a career in a beauty salon or in the beauty industry in general. Set at SCQF level 6, it provides the skills required by the beauty industry.

The focus is on experiencing the salon environment and on the development of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. It also gives practical experience of communication and customer care.

Specific skills are developed in cleansing, toning, moisturising, basic face massage, masque application and removal, skin warming, exfoliation, nail shaping, cuticle care, hand massage, nail painting and basic make-up application techniques. Current make-up trends are identified from a variety of sources, with candidates having the opportunity to experiment to produce a ‘look’ which reflects these trends.

Emphasis throughout all Units is on the employability skills and attitudes which will help to prepare candidates for the workplace.

This qualification is available in colleges.

Why study this qualification

This qualification is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • pupils from mainstream schools or other education establishments
  • school leavers
  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • learners participating in 16+ programmes
  • college students wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in relation to the beauty sector
  • trainees participating in preparation for entering employment
  • individuals involved in voluntary activities

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Employment and progression

This Course or its Units may provide progression to:

  • SVQs in Beauty Therapy
  • National Certificate in Beauty Care
  • National Certificate in Make-Up Artistry
  • HNC in Beauty Therapy
  • HND in Beauty Therapy 
  • further education
  • training/employment

Qualification structure

Group Award code: C262 76 (24 SCQF credit points)

The Skills for Work Course in Beauty care at SCQF level 6 consists of four mandatory Units.

For further information on the structure and units of this qualification please refer to the Course Specification document

Unit search


Subject: Beauty
Level: Higher
Code: C262 76
Edition: Version 2,August 2014
Downloads: SfW Beauty Higher Course and Unit Specifications (678 KB) 

Qualification structure

Group Award code: C262 76 (24 SCQF credit points)

The Skills for Work Course in Beauty care at SCQF level 6 consists of four mandatory Units.

For further information on the structure and units of this qualification please refer to the Course Specification document

Unit search


Subject: Beauty
Level: Higher
Code: C262 76
Edition: Version 2,August 2014
Downloads: SfW Beauty Higher Course and Unit Specifications (678 KB) 

How to assess

Assessment in this Course will be based mainly on a range of practical activities carried out in a salon environment. Performance evidence will be supported by teacher/lecturer observation checklists and client record cards. Candidates will also complete structured questions, reviews of their employability skills and gather specified evidence.

Qualification Verification Summary Report

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

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