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Beauty Therapy (Body) NVQ Level 3 at Banbury and Bicester College

Course description

This nationally-recognised award in beauty therapy will enable you to become a fully operational therapist in a salon, without supervision. You will learn in our purpose built salon, which is fully equipped to industry standards.

Course content

This is a one year intensive course designed to help you achieve an NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy.

The course comprises the following units:
• monitor procedures to safely control work operations
• sale skills
• contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
• swedish body massage
• stone therapy massage
• pre-blended oils massage
• Indian head massage
• facials and electrical treatments

Entry requirements

A good standard of education is required. A satisfactory college interview is necessary together with a supportive reference. Over the course of the year you will complete a work placement totalling 100 hours.

Future opportunities

Career destinations include positions in health farms, health and beauty salons, leisure centres in hotels or clubs, and cruise ships. 
NVQs in beauty therapy can also lead to specialist training (e.g. TV make-up, theatre work, or working for a cosmetic company) or lead to direct entry onto higher education programmes at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Banbury and Bicester College directly.

Last updated date: 22 January 2016
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      • From the M40, leave the motorway at Junction 11 and leave roundabout onto A422.
      • Continue down A422 and leave roundabout onto A361, Southam Road. Turn left on A361 (Southam Road) on to Horse Fair.
      • Leave the roundabout onto B4035, West Bar Street. Follow West Bar Street on to Broughton Road and the main entrance to the campus is on the right hand side.

      The Banbury Campus is approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the train and bus station.