NC Beauty Care and Make-up

This course is designed to equip candidates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for further study within the field of beauty care and/or make-up or to enter employment at a junior level within these sectors.

  • Facial Skin Care
  • Day Make-up
  • Basic Corrective Make-up
  • Manicure
  • Bridal and Evening Make-up
  • Face Painting
  • Character and Theatrical Make-up
  • Hair, Beauty and Make-up Competition Skills
  • Applying Practical Skills
  • Hair, Beauty and Make-up Portfolio Presentation
  • Selling Skills
  • Eye Enhancements

  • Beauty salon working in the UK or abroad
  • Technical representatives
  • Theatre work
  • Self-employed

  • National 4 award (or equivalent) in English

Additional Requirements:

  • Selection will be by interview and task

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Alloa Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 5