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Beauty Therapy Techniques CG Diploma Level 3 at Cornwall College

Course description

This course is a VRQ and is for those wishing to progress from level 2 in beauty therapy in a taught environment. You will still be preparing for industry but you are looking to advance your skills.  You might have worked in beauty therapy for some time or your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. It can also be for those wishing to update/refresh their skills at a higher level, perhaps to gain specialist skills or move into a management role.

Course content

During the course, you will learn various techniques and skills which are used by beauty therapists. You will gain the confidence and understanding of these techniques so you are prepared for work. Areas of study include the following: Body Massage, Facial equipment, Body equipment, Indian Head Massage, Electrolysis and Microdermabrasion.

You will train in one of our industry standard salons, work in a realistic environment and use the latest equipment, machinery and products. When you are confident enough and have practiced the techniques to a level 3 standard, you will be able to provide treatments to paying customers.

In addition to all of the practical aspects of the course, students will learn salon practice, promotional activity, health and safety and some science.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will have beauty therapy NVQ/VRQ level 2 or equivalent. You don't need to be employed to take this course as it is classroom based.

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, or you are employed in the industry, it may be possible to do an NVQ. 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

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 employment in a salon and go on to complete an NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy. Past students have gone on go on to managing their own salon by taking a level 4 in Salon Management, travel on cruise liners and teach.

Successful candidates will have a variety of career opportunities available to them. You could use this qualification to build a career as a nail technician, beauty therapist, make-up artist or spa therapist.

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