Accessibility links

Beauty Therapy (Massage and General) (Level 3) Advanced Apprenticeship at Central College Nottingham

Course description

You will come into College one day a week to complete the NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy (General or Massage route) as well as Functional Skills at the appropriate level (subject to GCSEs).

Course content

Units depend on chosen route and may include:

  • Body Massage Treatments
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Massage Using Pre-blended Oils
  • Stone Therapy Treatments
  • Body Electrical, Facial Electrical and Epilation
  • Tanning
  • Monitor Procedures to Safely Control Work
  • Function Skills English and Maths

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grades A* to D including English Language or equivalent qualifications. For the General route you must have an NVQ / VRQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy. For the Massage route you do not require a previous Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy.


There is continuous assessment of each unit. You will need to present evidence of competence via practical assessments and production of a personal portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

  • Higher Education
  • Part-time Beauty Therapy related courses

Further information

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in a beauty salon. Your 30 hours includes one day in College. You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform. The uniform must be worn at all times in College. The kit for the Massage route costs approximately £98.00. Kits costs for the General route are yet to be confirmed.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • This brand new facility, which opened in September 2014, offers hair and beauty courses from level 1 to level 3 in a modern industry-standard salon which is also open to the public.

      For appointments call 0115 914 6302