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Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3 at Riverside College Halton

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During the course you will have the opportunity to acquire skills across a broad range of technical and practical areas: Contribute to Maintaining and Improving Services to Clients Contribute to the Financial Effectiveness of the Business Contribute to the Maintenance of Health, Safety and Security in the Salon Improve Body Condition Using Mechanical and Electrical Treatments Treat Clients Using Body Massage Techniques Improve Face and Skin Condition Using Electrical Treatments Remove Hair Using Diathermy and Blend Epilation Methods Treat Clients Using Aromatherapy Body Massage Change and Maintain the Appearance of Nails Using Artificial Nail Techniques Study Skills

Entry requirements

Beauty Therapy NVQ 2, please note there is a selection process for this course.


For each unit you will need to type an assignment and complete an end of unit test. For all practical units you will be assessed in a realistic working environment. Evidence in the form of treatment plans and photographs will need to be presented in a portfolio of evidence. You will also be required to attend on the day of the External Verifier’s visit. In addition there will be an external test.

Future opportunities

On completion of this course you may consider Diploma in Holistic Therapies, Hairdressing NVQ Level 1 & 2, Diploma in Health and Fitness Studies, Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage or Reflexology. Students gaining Beauty Therapy NVQ Levels 2 & 3 can expect opportunities in industries such as health farms/spas, hotels, leisure centres, cruise liners, air lines, beauty salons and clinics

Further information

You will be expected to provide an overall, sensible full shoes, Beauty Kit, Artificial Nail Kit, Anatomy & Physiology text book and a Level 3 text book. A camera needs to be available to produce photographic evidence and a file for your portfolio.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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