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Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

NVQ Beauty Therapy Diploma (3 days per week) - G027

Conway Park Full Time Level 3

Or Application Form & Reference Form to be returned to Student Services

This qualification is much sought after in the beauty industry. On this course you will also have the opportunity to gain further qualifications such as the Diploma in Indian Head Massage. You will be trained using luxury products such as Crystal Clear and Dermalogica.

Course Details

During the course you will spend most of your time in the salon working on one another and models.

You will study:

  • Swedish massage
  • Hot Stone massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Indian Head massage
  • Electrical facial treatments including Crystal Clear
  • Non-surgical face lift
  • Vacuum suction to stimulate the skin and remove blockages
  • Client care

How to promote an event:

  • Team work
  • Use of resources

Developing skills such as working with others, improving own performance and problem solving form part of the course and should help you gain employment.

During your course there will be opportunities for attending National shows and exhibitions where you can see some of the main wholesalers and manufacturers of equipment and products. Once a year we hold a college show and you are welcome to attend.

You will also be provided with opportunities to take part in short courses (for an additional fee). These include:

  • Gellux nails
  • Spray tanning
  • Advanced waxing
Entry Guidelines
  • Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old.
  • NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy or equivalent.
  • You need the skills for fine work e.g. accurate use of an eyeliner pencil or nail varnish brush and there are times when it will be necessary to stand for long periods e.g. delivering body massage treatments.
  • You must be prepared to give and receive treatments from other students on your course.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference or school report.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Office Use Only. Non Standard 37d.

Equipment Required

You will need to provide your own uniform, following the College uniform policy (approximatley £40). You will also need to purchase your own equipment (basic essential oil kit) at an approximate cost of £45.

Assessment Method

Assessments continue throughout the course both in practical and theory sessions. In addition there are VTCT online exams.

Additional Information

You will be expected to attend a work experience placement, this will help you gain experience and knowledge of the industry.

An interview for all candidates will be arranged with a member of the teaching team where you will have an opportunity to discuss the course and your individual needs.

You will need:

  • An ability to communicate one to one e.g. to a tutor or customer and in a group as part of discussions.
  • Reading & writing skills - You will need to produce written assignments and sit written exams.
  • Whilst high levels of numeracy are not required, you will need to measure products, work within specific timings etc.


Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

This profession and course requires you to be able to carry out physical work for long periods of time. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate disabilities.

Where can I progress to?

Prospects include being employed on a cruise liner, health farm, television, cosmetic companies as a representative, plus many other areas including airlines or self-employment. Further Education opportunities include progression onto the VTCT Reflexology Diploma/ Complementary therapies Diploma/ Salon Management/ Sports Massage.

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You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:


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Starting 2nd September 2019 - Ending - 26th June 2020REF G027L001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £2850.00

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 10:30 — 17:00 Conway Park
Tuesday 09:00 — 14:00 Conway Park
Wednesday 09:00 — 17:00 Conway Park

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).

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