Access Beauty

Our Access Beauty course is a hands-on Beauty Therapy programme that provides an introduction to a wide range of practical skills and aims to help participants take the first steps towards a career in this sector.

The course is delivered in partnership with Edinburgh College and is designed for unemployed students from disadvantaged backgrounds who may require support to maintain a college place. It offers progression on to a range of related courses at the College.

The course requires less than 16 hours a week attendance and should not affect benefit entitlement. Participants are provided with support to help them with any issues they may face in or outside of college.

The course is FREE but eligibility criteria may apply. Financial support may be available through Edinburgh College. There are no formal qualifications needed for this course, but a positive attitude, good work ethic and an interest in the subject are essential.


Participants must be of working age and not currently in education or employment. They must also meet other specific entry requirements (contact us for details).


The course is run three days per week over 20 weeks. It is delivered in two blocks starting in January and August.


The course provides a good grounding in Beauty Therapy. It also offers guaranteed interviews for Level 2 Beauty Therapy, Level 1 Hairdressing, or other courses at Edinburgh College.


The course is delivered across two sites: Edinburgh College’s Milton Road Campus and Access to Industry’s 156 Cowgate office.

North Lanarkshire
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