NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy (massage)

NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy (massage)

Course Overview

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a beauty massage therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty massage therapist including, mandatory units covering the following: body massage, Indian head massage, and massage with pre-blended oils, stone therapy, monitoring procedures in the salon and contributing to the planning of a promotional event.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional beauty therapy units which include:  intimate waxing, single eyelash extensions or self-tanning. The structure of this qualification provides you with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the role of beauty massage therapist.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, and client care. You will also develop a range of technical skills in massage, using a variety of different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

Practical units cover :

Body Massage
Indian Head Massage
Pre-blend Aromatherapy
Stone Therapy

Plus additional units:(choose of 2)

Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions, Self Tanning or
Female intimate Waxing (over 18 years only)

Theory units cover:

Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional services

Duration: 11 days over a 22 week period or dictated by the student , as each element is studied separately during weekdays, weekends and evenings depending on the element.

Pre-requisites:  VTCT level 2 or industry experience.  A waxing qualification will need to be obtained if you do not have level 2 beauty therapy, which can be obtained through The School.

Cost: £1700.00 plus £20 for log books

Career Path: Further education, mobile therapist, salon, room at home

Included in the course :

Course training manual
A relaxed, informal and professional atmosphere in which to learn
Fully qualified and experienced lecturers
Support and guidance during and on completion of the course
Liquid refreshment
VTCT qualification

Additional costs:

Oils £40

Lash extension kit £95 if taking that unit

We do also recommend a beauty/massage couch for your practice at home


Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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