NPA Beauty and Digital Communication at SCQF level 4

NPA Beauty and Digital Communication at SCQF level 4

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards. The NPA in Beauty and Digital Communication at SCQF level 4 introduces learners to basic techniques that are important in the beauty sector.

This NPA develops knowledge and understanding of the beauty sector; digital communication and self-development. This NPA introduces a range of key beauty skills, basic techniques and how to perform these within a safe environment. Basic optional skills covered include nails, facials, waxing, skin care and make-up.

This qualification covers areas such as beauty consultation process, beauty hygienic practices, performing beauty skills to saloon standard and ITC digital communications.

The qualification is available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21

Why study this qualification

The National Progression Award in Beauty and Digital Communication at SCQF level 4 provides an ideal foundation to gain a basic understanding of the subjects within Beauty and Digital Communication.

This NPA provides opportunities to develop:

  • transferable skills
  • basic beauty skills
  • employability skills
  • IT and creative design skills
  • communication and self-development skills

The NPA is suitable for:

  • learners who are at school or who may have just left school
  • mature candidates who may have been out of education for a long period of time
  • individuals who are currently in employment and wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • those who are looking to access FE programmes
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition of their achievements

Access

Access is at the discretion of the centre.

Employment and progression

The level 4 award could provide progression to:

  • an NC in Beauty Care and Make-up (SCQF level 5) or related area
  • an SVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy

Qualification structure

Group Award code: GD62 44 (18 SCQF credit points)

The NPA Beauty and Digital Communication at SCQF level 4 consists of 3 mandatory Units (18 SCQF credit points).

NPA Beauty and Digital Communication (456 KB)

Title Unit code SQA credit value SCQF level
Mandatory units
Beauty Skills: An Introduction FWO8 10 1 4
Basic Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Skills DW7H 10 1 4
Optional units
Personal Development: Self in Community H18N 44 1 4
Creative Nail Finishes to Hand and Foot FW0D 10 1 4
Lower Leg Waxing FW0E 10 1 4

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Qualification structure

Group Award code: GD62 44 (18 SCQF credit points)

The NPA Beauty and Digital Communication at SCQF level 4 consists of 3 mandatory Units (18 SCQF credit points).

NPA Beauty and Digital Communication (456 KB)

Title Unit code SQA credit value SCQF level
Mandatory units
Beauty Skills: An Introduction FWO8 10 1 4
Basic Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Skills DW7H 10 1 4
Optional units
Personal Development: Self in Community H18N 44 1 4
Creative Nail Finishes to Hand and Foot FW0D 10 1 4
Lower Leg Waxing FW0E 10 1 4

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How to assess

Assessment of this award will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. It is recommended that centres refer to the assessment and evidence requirements for each Unit.

Assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

The delivery of the award is at the individual centre's discretion.

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