NVQ Beauty Therapy

Diploma Hair & Beauty

Course Details

Subject Area
Hair & Beauty
Age Group
16 - 18

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

Wythenshawe Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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The Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS).
This qualification will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as an advanced beauty therapist.

Throughout this qualification you will monitor procedures to safely control work operations, contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities, provide body and facial electrical treatments, provide body massage and electrical epilation treatments, along with stone therapy massage.

4 GCSE's of grade 3 or higher including English or Math's and/or prior achievement of a Diploma in Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification along with a subject specific interview.

The study programme provides an opportunity for you to develop a variety of practical, theoretical and employability skills. Within this qualification you are required to complete a minimum of 1 day a week of work experience.

You will be continually assessed on your occupational competency and build a portfolio of evidence containing practical assessment, exams and assignments.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will have the opportunity to progress onto the following qualifications:
• Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation
• Level 4 Salon Management
• Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense
Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments
• Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty
• Level 4 Award in Skin Blemish Removal
• Level 4 Award in Physiology for Advanced
Beauty Therapy


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There may be some additional equipment costs. Learners are required to purchase a kit (Learners will be given approximate costs at interview) and enclosed toe black shoes, with no heel.

If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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Hair & Beauty

When there is always a demand to look good and feel great, you'll find rewarding careers for hairdressers and beauty therapies all across Greater Manchester and the North West.

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