Beauty Therapy L3 NVQ Diploma

Course code: BD3BS

Beauty treatment classWhat will you do on this course?

On this one year course you will cover the relevant theory and practical treatments used in the beauty industry. You will find this course suitable if you have already qualified as a Beauty Therapist at level 2. You will attend college three to four days per week and will have one full week of work experience.

Areas of study are: Financial Effectiveness of Business; Facial & Body Electrical Treatments; Electrical Epilation (permanent hair removal); Massage using Pre Blended Aromatherapy Oils; Body Massage; Monitor Safe Work Operations; Plan and Implement Promotional Activities.

Special features

Additional training and qualifications will give you a real advantage in the workplace and broader product knowledge. You will have the opportunity to achieve Fake Bake Lotion and Spray Certificates, Lash Perfect Individual Lash Certificate, Dermalogica Level 3 Certificate and Jane Iredale Advanced Techniques Certificate. You will work in a fully commercial salon environment using the latest equipment including 'Crystal Clear' Microdermabrasion, one of the world's leading providers of hi-tech Beauty technology and skin care. Also, work experience is an essential part of the course.

Various industry related trips and residentials are arranged such as The Clothes Show Live and residential trips to Paris - Lancôme, Iceland Blue Lagoon Spa or London International Make-up Artists Trade Show and Professional Beauty Trade Show. (See the Beauty Therapy section of our website for highlights of our previous training, activities and trips.)

You may have the opportunity to take part in an exciting exchange trip to France.

How is the course assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used including observations, written tests, assignments and completion of a log book. City & Guilds Exam Board.

University and career progression

You could progress into working in management, salons, cruise liners, health spas, airlines, self-employment or study at university. Many students have progressed into employment or self-employment in salons and spas locally, nationally and internationally.

Entry requirements

You must have passed NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy or equivalent.

Recommended resources

Essential epilation equipment will be provided by the college.


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Francesca SilcoxStudent Profile: Francesca Silcox

"I really like the teaching at Strode College; the teachers are friendly and helpful. The facilities are good, allowing a wide range of treatments to be learnt and practiced on clients.”

Francesca, a former pupil of Westfield Academy, studied the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. She is now working full time as a beauty therapist in a local beauty salon.



Beauty Therapy student of the year - Kasia Wisniewski

Studied: Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma (NVQ) Pass
Home town:
Compton Dundon
Previous school:
Huish Episcopi Academy
Where now?
Beauty Therapist with Steiner Cruise Liners

Kasia was an outstanding student with a professional approach to learning, coupled with a very self-motivated nature. Hard working, conscientious and constantly striving to do better, Kasia’s professionalism, drive and ambition ensured that, following a highly competitive selection process, she was successful in securing full-time employment as a beauty therapist with Steiner Cruise Liners.”


Celia GrazianoStudent Profile: Celia Graziano

"I’m learning everything that I want to do when I go into full-time employment. I enjoy learning all the different treatments and the techniques.

The atmosphere at Strode is really nice, everyone’s friendly and all the teachers are always there to help. Celia, a former pupil of Yeovil College, studied the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy. She plans to gain employment in a spa or cosmetics.

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