Professional Beauty Therapy Courses

You will find our current Beauty Therapy course offerings below. We can also provide on-site training for small groups if you are unable to attend a course at our Falkirk training centre. If you do not see the course you are looking for or wish to discuss some on-site training, please contact us with your details as we may be able to add the course to our current course schedule.

Please note that you must be a member of the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists to register for these courses. You can find out how to become a member by visiting the Beauty Guild website.

If your course isn't scheduled, please add yourself to our Waiting List and we will contact you when it is available.

All of our courses (not tutorials) are accredited by SQA or the Guild of beauty and insurable. 

Accredited guild training provider school number 11343

Acrylic Nail Enhancements

Acrylic Nail Enhancements

03-05-2024 10:00 am -4:00 pm

This course will teach you how to correctly apply tips with an acrylic overlay using a French or a natural finish. You will also learn how to freehand sculpt using acrylic. On the day if you feel more comfortable choosing one method to develop (tips or sculpting) then that is absolutely fine.

Eyebrow Tinting, Eyebrow & Facial Waxing

Eyebrow Tinting, Eyebrow & Facial Waxing

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On this course you will learn all the theory prior to carrying out: eyebrow tint and shape and waxing of facial areas (lip and chin).

Waxing

Waxing

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The course is well written and accompanied by images, video and a voice- over. Upon completion of the online theory modules, students will receive a manual which they can use to refer back to. 

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

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This course covers the technique for upper back, shoulder, upper arm, neck, scalp and face massage

Please note: A model is required for this course.

Sculptured Acrylic nails

Sculptured Acrylic nails

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The freehand art of building an acrylic nail onto a nail form.  You will learn how to create the most beautiful versatile type of acrylic nail extension.  You will learn sculpting with French and natural coloured acrylic.

Intimate waxing

Intimate waxing

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Time to tidy the lady garden! Learn how to use hot wax effectively and safely to remove unwanted hair. The Brazilian, Hollywood and playboy intimate waxing techniques will be covered on this course. Disposable underwear will be provided.

Chemical Peel training (AHA/BHA)

Chemical Peel training (AHA/BHA)

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Chemical Peel training (AHA/BHA) (4T Medical accredited)

Skin peel training is the next natural step onwards from a facial treatment.  

Entry - SVQ Level 3 Beauty therapy/Facial or equivalent training in a similar field for example dental nursing/nursing.
Needing Menopause help?

Needing Menopause help?

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Learn yoga moves for hot flushes, managing anxiety, how to treat your skin, body changes, sleep, nutrition and the deep stirring inside you.

GTi Pedicure Award

GTi Pedicure Award

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The GTi Pedicure Award is accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body.

You will be required to bring a model or request one to be provided by us.

Course Cost £180

Kit provided for use on the day. Optional to purchase kit - prices start from £50. 

Threading

Threading

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The GTi Threading course covers how to give a full Threading treatment and covers the history, technique and aftercare of the treatment.

Builder in a bottle Nails

Builder in a bottle Nails

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This 4-hour course will teach you BIAB Nails (Builder in a bottle).

BIAB or Builder in a Bottle is a gel-like nail polish applied as an overlay on natural nails or short extensions. It works like a gel but it dries strong and durable, meaning your clients are less likely to chip between sessions.

Make up Contouring tutorial

Make up Contouring tutorial

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Does make up give you the fear? Don’t know where to start?! Well contouring your face is the best place to start.  Join us as a complete beginner or novice!

Reflexology

Reflexology

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A powerful therapy which has a very positive effect on health and well-being. By applying pressure to specific areas of the feet, it helps to unblock any areas of tension and imbalance within the body. This practical 1 day course covers reading and interpreting the feet as well as performing relaxation and pressure techniques. It is designed to give you the confidence, support and ability to offer a full reflexology treatment. 

SCQF Level 5 Massage Techniques (SQA)

SCQF Level 5 Massage Techniques (SQA)

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Prerequisite: There are no pre requisites for this course, however a basic knowledge in Anatomy and Physiology is preferred. Experience within the Beauty or Massage industry is desirable.

This SQA award is designed to support candidates who wish to pursue a career in the massage industry.
The main objectives of the qualification is to develop an understanding and basic skills in the area of massage.
The course will be delivered over 4 months, 1 day per month. The cost is £799. 
 

 

SQA Level 2 Facial

SQA Level 2 Facial

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SQA Level 2 Facial 

Part-time, flexible learning, theory from home and with a tutor, practical and theory duration varies, approximately 8 weeks.

Total cost of £395. 
 
Microneedling and Mesotherapy

Microneedling and Mesotherapy

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Mesotherapy training with microneedling (4T Medical accredited)

The mesotherapy treatment is the ultimate combination to microneedling.

£475 Microneedling device not included, but available on request - Non-refundable booking fee of £100.
Entry - SVQ Level 3 Beauty therapy/Facial or equivalent training in a similar field for example dental nursing/nursing.
 
Electric file (E-file) - SQA Accredited

Electric file (E-file) - SQA Accredited

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Maintain and Finish Nail Overlays using an Electric File (E-File)

The e-file is a specialist course which is the next step for those already qualified in acrylic or hard gel nail enhancements. There are so many positive uses for the e-file within a nail service treatment when you train with professionals that are qualified and experienced.
 
Cost: £160
 
Builder & Acrylic Sculptured nails

Builder & Acrylic Sculptured nails

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This tutorial will upskill you and show you how to create the perfectly sculpted nail using a form and a product of choice, either BIAB/ACRYLIC OR GEL.  First you can observe the demonstration then you can get to work on your own model to practice your skills.  This is a tutorial and no certification will be provided, however, if you want a certificate please speak to us and we can arrange this for you for an additional fee.

Gel polish

Gel polish

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Learn how to prepare and perform the most popular alternative to nail varnish. UV gel polish creates the perfect nail finish setting under a UV lamp within 2 minutes and lasts for 2 weeks or more.

Make up - 1 Day Course

Make up - 1 Day Course

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Do you want to be a makeup artist?

This accredited make up course covers all you need to know to create the perfect day look into a dramatic evening look. The preparation and skills you need starting with primer and finishing with lashes is all covered. This will equip you with skills and confidence to be more adventurous with your own make up as well as allowing you to start your MUA journey.

Make-up Tutorial 16+ (no upper age limit)

Make-up Tutorial 16+ (no upper age limit)

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Make-up workshop covering Contouring, Eyes and brows, Foundation and cheeks and full make up and lashes

 

Gel Nail Enhancements

Gel Nail Enhancements

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The art of applying nail tips correctly will be worked on before going onto the application of gel (clear/pink). You will learn how to build the perfectly structured enhancement then move onto the best invention ever, gel polish! No more waiting on polish to dry! You can bring your own kit, order a kit with the training or do the training only.

Acrylic Nail Enhancements

Acrylic Nail Enhancements

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This course will teach you how to correctly apply tips with an acrylic overlay using a French or a natural finish. You will also learn how to freehand sculpt using acrylic. On the day if you feel more comfortable choosing one method to develop (tips or sculpting) then that is absolutely fine.

SVQ Level 2 Nail services (SQA)

SVQ Level 2 Nail services (SQA)

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The complete nail tech course.

Flexible learning opportunity - join the waiting list and we will contact you. 

Total cost of £1950 - A payment plan is available.

Intro to Make up artistry and advanced make up skills

Intro to Make up artistry and advanced make up skills

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A 5 day intensive Make Up course including 8 hours online theory and 4 days if practical skills.

Total cost: £735

Lash and Brow Treatments

Lash and Brow Treatments

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This course covers the technique for eyebrow shaping, eyelash tinting, eyebrow tinting, the application of strip lashes and the application of flare lashes. It also includes fantastic anatomy & physiology resources with clear diagrams and voice over. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as conra-indications to treatment. Photographs and videos ensure this course is both engaging and informative to give you the confidence to perform all of these lash and brow treatments.

HNC advanced face and body therapies (SQA)

HNC advanced face and body therapies (SQA)

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On this course, you will be kept up to date with a variety of advanced facial and body techniques and treatments that are currently in vogue within the beauty industry.

If you are a qualified therapist, entry qualification with SVQ level 3 or above you can gain accreditation to prior learning in new and advanced face and body therapies.

Prices start from £500 - £2000

Ear Candling

Ear Candling

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This therapy can also be known as thermo-auricular therapy. This ancient natural treatment has many wonderful benefits that can be used for relaxation purposes as well as helping to treat ear or sinus irritation, headaches and migraines. It involves the use of an ear candle that is gently placed within the opening of the ear, this is followed by a specific ear and facial massage treatment.

Please note: You will need to bring your own blanket and a pillow covered with a pillow case for this course.

Make-up and Skincare Tutorial Ages 10-15

Make-up and Skincare Tutorial Ages 10-15

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This is a great tutorial where you can learn about essential skincare and managing blemishes. 
 
We look at how to prepare your skin before make up then we look at face shapes and how to compliment your natural beauty. To deepen your knowledge and understanding we look into colour theory, hygiene for brushes and products. 
Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

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This course will teach you a full-body hot stone massage, this is a sought-after therapy for everyone.

The cost is £345, 1 Day Training.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning

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Dermaplaning is a painless treatment that gently exfoliates your skin, it also removes dirt and vellus hair, this is also known as “peach fuzz.” In this course you will learn how to complete a full Dermaplaning treatment.

Brow Lamination

Brow Lamination

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This GTI Eyebrow Lamination course is designed for those Therapists who are already qualified in Eyebrow Shaping/Waxing and Tinting Techniques.

Please note a model is required for this course, your model must be able to attend the training school for a pre-booked patch test a minimum of 48 hours before the course date. If you are unable to find a model we can find one for you at an extra cost of £30, please Inform us at least a week before if you're struggling to find a model. 

Electric file (E-file) - Guild Accredited

Electric file (E-file) - Guild Accredited

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Maintain and Finish Nail Overlays using an Electric File (E-File)

The e-file is a specialist course which is the next step for those already qualified in acrylic or hard gel nail enhancements. There are so many positive uses for the e-file within a nail service treatment when you train with professionals that are qualified and experienced.
 
Cost: £160
 
Definition Brows

Definition Brows

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Take your eyebrow treatment to the next level. This course will teach you tinting, waxing, threading, trimming and tweezing to get the perfect brow! Finishing off the treatment with make up to correct and define the client’s brows .

Please note: A model will be required one hour into the class starting. The model needs a tint patch test.

Lash lift and tint

Lash lift and tint

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This is a must have for every client! The treatment beautifully lifts and gently curls the lashes giving the WOW factor. Learn how to tint them during this process for optimum results.

Please note: A model will be required one hour into the class starting. The model needs a lashlift and tint patch test

Semi permanent individual Eyelash Extensions - 1.5 day course

Semi permanent individual Eyelash Extensions - 1.5 day course

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The course aims to teach the art of semi permanent individual eyelash extensions whether you are a beginner or already qualified.  

Total course cost £435

Nail Art Master Class

Nail Art Master Class

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Join this nail art class as a beginner or even if you already have some experience you will learn something new.  We cover the latest trends and techniques including; freehand, foils, embellishments and much more.  
 
If you want to learn something specific then we can aim to include this if you let us know in advance.
 
This course is a tutorial that is friendly and informal. 
 
Facial Treatments and Skin Care

Facial Treatments and Skin Care

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This course combines the best of both worlds, we start your online learning through the beauty guild portal then once that is complete you begin the SQA Facial therapy treatment techniques course at SCQF Level 7.

Pedicure Gel Polish

Pedicure and Gel Polish

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Pedicures are a fantastic way to get new clients into the salon and pamper existing ones. It is a treatment that is often given as a treat, or is booked to make tired toes look lush.

Manicure and Builder/Gel polish

Manicure and Builder/Gel polish

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We want to share the benefits of a traditional manicure with you which is why we have combined it with gel polish and the use of builder in a bottle gel on the natural nail.

Russian volume lashes

Russian volume lashes

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This course will teach you everything you need to know about offering a professional Russian volume treatment and includes a practical training session and assessment.

Lash lift and tint and Lamination Combined course

Lash lift and tint and Lamination Combined course

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This course combines our Lash lift and tint and Brow Lamination courses into one session.

Please note: A model will be required one hour into the class starting. The model needs a lashlift and tint patch test

Gel nail tips/builder and sculpting gel - 2 day course

Gel nail tips/builder and sculpting gel - 2 day course

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This comprehensive gel nail course will teach you the use of a form and sculpting with gel to create a beautiful nail enhancement, as well as learning this you will learn how to apply tips with gel overlay.  The use of builder in a bottle (BIAB) and hard gel will be demonstrated by the tutor and then performed by the student. 

HNC Body Massage Techniques

HNC Body Massage Techniques

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The SQA body massage treatments are an SCQF level 7 qualification on this course you will learn full body massage incorporating the use of heat and gyrator massage.

HNC Facial therapy treatments

HNC Facial therapy treatments

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The SQA facial therapy treatments is an SCQF level seven qualification where you will learn the fundamentals of facial treatments.

Spa Programme

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Fully Funded

Our Spa Programme consists of both the HNC in Facial Therapy Treatments and the HNC in Body Massage Techniques. Following completion and successful assessment in both of these courses you will be invited to interview and if successful will be employed by MacDonald Inchra Hotel and Spa. Please visit our Spa Programme page for information on how to apply.

Lumixa Phototherapy System

Lumixa Phototherapy System

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Lumixa is a topical photoconverter gel that is applied to the skin then activated under a professional LED light to produce Fluorescent Light Energy (FLE) which generates multiple hyper-pulsed wavelengths benefiting both the epidermis and dermis.