Cosmetology - Level 4

Programme Title:  Cosmetology

SCQF Level:  4

Qualification Description: National Progression Award

Start Date: June 2014                                End Date: May 2015

Day/Time: on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm

Course Outline/Description

NPA Cosmetology: this qualification which has 5 mandatory units that cover topics such as Health and Safety, Product awareness, Prepare and assist in the workplace, Career Options and Choices, Working with customers and Colleagues.

There are also three optional units available: Hairdressing practical, Beauty practical and also Make-up Artistry.

This gives the candidate a basic underpinning knowledge of all the above areas. It will enable the candidate to a make a more informed choice for a future career. Also giving them transferable skills into other areas.

Semester 1 - Unit/s to be completed:

  • Health and Safety
  • Prepare and assist in the workplace
  • Product awareness
  • Beauty practical


Semester 2 - Unit/s to be completed:

  • Career Options and Choices
  • Working with customers and Colleagues.
  • Hairdressing Practical
  • Make-up Artistry


Assessment Method for each of the Listed Units for this programme:

The qualification will be delivered holistically. The candidate will be taught practical skills and given underpinning knowledge for all the above units.

Assessment opportunities will be given in a realistic working environment giving the candidate the opportunity to practice skills required for employment.

  • Open book assessment
  • Performance evidence


Describe how the pupils will be encouraged to develop Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work:

Successful Learners: Communication skills, develop IT, awareness of own needs, review learning, creativity, responsible for own learning.

Confident individuals: self-respect and awareness, giving clear information, follow instruction.

Responsible Citizens: Friends and family days, show respect for others, develop understanding of other social and cultural lifestyles, take responsibly for own learning, employability skills.

Effective Contributors: Problem solve in practical areas, creativity, communicate with customers and colleagues, team work, approachable, competition work.


If there are opportunities within this programme to progress, please describe them below:

Learners from this programme may progress onto Level 5 Hairdressing or Level 5 Beauty Care & Make Up fulltime programmes at college, or seek employment in the industry.