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Beauty Therapy Level 3 NVQ Diploma at Redbridge College

Course description

Have you ever wanted to know how to perform advanced professional treatments like Stone Therapy or Body Massage? Perhaps you’d like to know how to run a beauty business effectively and efficiently? This full-time course is for learners who are serious about learning and progressing in the beauty industry. The job opportunities really are endless!

Course content

Units you will study include:Additionally, you will also carry out manager, technician and reception duties Functional Skills: 16-18: You will also study English and maths to support your main course. 19+: You may study one of the functional skills if appropriate.

  • Client services
  • Business promotions
  • Body massage techniques
  • Electrical face and skin treatments
  • Hair removal using diathermy, galvanic and blend epilation methods
  • Electrical body conditioning
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Health and safety in the workplace

Entry requirements

You will need to have successfully completed a NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent qualification and have five GCSEs at grade D (including maths and/or English at grade C). You will also need to have good interpersonal skills, take pride in your appearance and be able to manage your time effectively.


You'll be taught by our highly skilled team of Beauty Therapy staff in specialist classrooms at our Ilford Skills Academy, as well as the college's brand new Urban Oasis salons (at The Exchange Ilford). Assessment takes place through written assignments, tests, verbal questioning and practical salon work with paying clients. Your work placement will also form part of one of your assessments.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you'll be ready to confidently enter the beauty industry with a wide range of opportunities available, from working in salons, spas, health farms, cruise ships to even starting your own business. You could also progress to university or even transfer your skills and knowledge into teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Redbridge College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2016
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