Level 3 NVQ in Beauty Therapy – General Route

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General Route is a substantial vocational qualification for junior therapists seeking advanced training in treatments for the face and body. It is a natural progression from level 2 and you would be an extremely well qualified therapist highly sought after in employment. You will acquire an excellent expertise in advanced body and facial therapies. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

Course Content

The following modules will be covered in the course:

-Work Operations

This unit continues your training in Health and Safety and ensures the correct procedures for carrying out risk assessments within the working environment.

-Promotional Activities

In this unit you will cover promotions and promotional activities to boost retail sales and revenue within the workplace.

-Anatomy & Physiology

Covering all the major systems of the human body: Skeletal, Muscular, Digestive, Urinary, Endocrine, Lymphatic, Nervous, Cardiovascular and Respiratory.

-Body Massage

You will be taught how to provide a deep-tissue Swedish body massage using different mediums and how to adapt your techniques to suit different individuals. Within this unit you will cover the appropriate usage of G5, Audio Sonic and Infra Red mechanical treatments.

-Body Electrical Treatments

This unit will cover electrical treatments for the body including:

Faradic, Vacuum suction, Micro Dermabrasion,  Micro-current,  High Frequency and Galvanic body treatments.

-Facial Electrical Treatments

This unit will cover electrical treatments for the face including:

Faradic, Vacuum suction, Micro Dermabrasion, Micro-current, High Frequency and Galvanic face treatments.

-Electrical Epilation

You will learn how to provide permanent hair removal (electrical epilation) to all areas of the face and body using the Short-Wave Diathermy and the ‘blend’ methods.

-Plus one of the following optional units

Single Lash Extensions & Indian Head Massage

Carry out Massage using Pre Blended Aromatherapy Oils & Provide Self Tanning Services

Provide Stone Therapy Treatments

Course Structure

The course will consist of 12 practical days within the training school, plus home-study, including written and practical coursework; making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. Students will need access to a laptop or computer to complete coursework and online exams.

You will be required to complete case studies for each unit, a selection of assignments and activities before you sit the examinations at the conclusion of each unit.

Assessment days will be arranged once all training and coursework has been completed.

(Students will have up to 52 weeks to complete this qualification)

Dates & Times

Practical days will be held 9:00-4:00 every Tuesday for 12 weeks starting from Tuesday 15th March 2022

Entry Requirements

A Level 2 in Beauty Therapy is compulsory (if you do not have this qualification please click here). A good general education is essential for this demanding course.
An excellent level of English is required. You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently. You may be asked to sit an entry test.

Qualifications Awarded

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Awarded by VTCT Examination Board


This course is endorsed by Habia