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Beauty Therapy CG NVQ Diploma Level 3 at Cornwall College

Course description

If you are already qualified to a level 2 standard and you are looking to upgrade your qualification, either as a full time or part time student, this course will help you to progress in your career in Beauty Therapy. You may also be looking to show others that you have the skills necessary to offer treatments at a more advanced level. Not only will you develop existing skills but you will also train in the more specialist areas of electrotherapy and microdermabrasion.

If you are already qualified to a level 2 standard and you are looking to upgrade your qualification, either as a full time or part time student, this course will help you to progress in your career in Beauty Therapy. You may also be looking to show others that you have the skills necessary to offer treatments at a more advanced level. Not only will you develop existing skills but you will also train in the more specialist areas of electrotherapy and microdermabrasion.

Course content

One day per week work experience is mandatory.

During the course, you will learn various techniques and skills which are used by senior beauty therapists. Areas of study include the following:

  • Epilate the hair follicle using diathermy, galvanic and blend techniques.
  • Provide head and body massage treatments.
  • Improve face and body condition using electro-therapy.
  • Microdermabrasion treatments.

For further information about the units that are included in the programme please contact the Beauty department and ask to speak to the Course Manager. You will be expected to study the underpinning knowledge alongside salon sessions, however emphasis is placed on practical learning. Students will also be expected to study at home outside of college hours. New for this year, Cornwall College Camborne will be opening a Nail and Style Bar where level 3 students will be able to schedule clients for nail and beauty treatments and run the bar as a business giving students more hands on experience.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will have Beauty Therapy NVQ level 2 or equivalent. As with all courses, Cornwall College look for enthusiasm and motivation to succeed in the course.

If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the requirements, please ring Cornwall College on 0845 2232567 and speak to one of our advisors who will be happy to discuss this with you.

Future opportunities

Opportunities exist for beauty therapists throughout the UK as well as overseas in holiday resorts, on cruise ships and major airlines. There are good prospects for beauty therapists and you could follow a variety of career paths. You could use this qualification to build a career as a nail technician, beauty therapist, make-up artist or spa therapist.

You may move into management or become a trainer, lecturer or a company field technician.

Cornwall College offers the complete pathway in Beauty and you could take your qualifications all over the world. You may wish to use your newly acquired skills to obtain a senior position in a salon and go on to complete an NVQ Level 4 in Salon Management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 May 2015
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    • At Cornwall College Saltash all of our courses are vocational. That means they are practical, with a focus on giving you the skills to get that career you want, getting you to university or boosting the skills you already have, through practical skills training and real-work environments and projects.

      We are a small and friendly campus sat in a semi-rural location, perfect if you live in South-East and North Cornwall, Plymouth or South-West Devon.

      We have excellent facilities including:

      • A higher education centre
      • Construction skills centre
      • Commercial hair and beauty salons
      • A new state-of-the-art training kitchen