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Beauty Therapy (Level 3) (Massage) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

The NVQ / VRQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy enables you to gain a qualification preparing you for work, based on National Occupational Standards for Beauty Therapy. The qualification will complement the knowledge and skills already gained at Level 2 and is focused on producing highly proficient, occupationally competent Beauty Therapists. This qualification will equip you with the required attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding needed to perform professional treatments for clients.

Course content

  • Body Massage Treatments
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Carry Out Massage using Pre-blended Aromatherapy Oils
  • Stone Therapy Treatments
  • Monitor Procedures to Safely Control Work Operations

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

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language and Maths*
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grade A*-C

*If you do not have both GCSE English Language and Maths at A*-C, we may accept one of them at Grade D in addition to your 4 GCSEs at A*-C. Functional Skills may be accepted instead of GCSE English and/or Maths. Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grade D and Level 2 to GCSE Grade C.

Adults who are aged 19+ with relevant industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


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 be required to purchase a kit and uniform. Kit costs for the Massage Route are approximately £98.00. The General Route kits costs have yet to be confirmed. At enrolment all students will also be required to pay £30 for a work package.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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