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Enhance your skills and learn to offer healing 'life force' massages and electrical face & body treatments. This course is ideal for therapists wanting to upgrade their qualification level from 2 to 3. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.


Get qualified in intimate waxing the most sought after treatment currently and also eyelash extensions.


  • Course
  • Accreditation &
    Entry Requirements
  • Cost includes
  • Exams
  • Progression

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General (QCF) is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). The course is delivered with a combination of online learning and classroom study.


Learners have one year from the date of enrolment to finish the qualification. We recommend that they start booking their theory and practical assessments as soon as they are ready.  Their will be ongoing assessments and it is hoped that within a year the learners will finish both theory and practical pertaining to the course. 


  • Body Massage
  • Facial Electrical
  • Body Electrical 
  • Female Intimate Waxing
  • Semi Permanent Eyelash Extensions


Learners will do the theory this course in their own time at home with the use of the study books given and online learning resources. They will come to lessons two Sundays a month starting September.  They will also have tutor access to help them with their home studies. 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. You will be assessed on your occupational competence.    


At Affable Therapy Training, we understand the need to conduct classes in small groups.  We also understand that learners learn differently therefore course material is delivered in various ways, e.g. PowerPoint - presentation, group work, detailed course manual with diagrams, other  activities to keep learners engaged throughout the day.  Our teachers are qualified and have years of experience in their chosen field.  They bring their knowledge and passion to the class to inspire and encourage the learners. Lessons are carefully planned around learner needs making our courses very effective.

The course is accredited with Vocational and Charitable Trust (VTCT) and is mapped on the national qualification framework. Learners need to have a  good understanding of  written and spoken English and to have completed Level 2 Beauty or have done accredited facial skincare training to come onto this course. Learners also need to have access to computer and internet and to devote 10hrs per week towards their studies including theory and practice while on the course.

  • Guided learning with tutor support for home study
  • Course books
  • Exam fees
  • Learning environment that is friendly and safe
  • Tea/Coffee through out the day.

Learners will need to buy kits for some of the units e.g. eyelash extensions which are not included as part of the course.


Monitor procedures to safely control work operations:

  • Two observations and written assignments


Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional values:

  • One observation and written assignments  


Provide body massage treatments:

  • Two external exams
  • Four observations and written assignments    


Provide body electrical treatments:

  • Two external exams
  • Five observations and written assignments  


Provide facial electrical treatments, intimate waxing and eyelashes:

  • Two external exams
  • Five observations and written assignments

This is an approved qualification for working as an advanced beauty therapist specialising in massage. It also provides a sound platform for further learning or training. This qualification provides progression opportunities to the following qualifications:


  • Level 4 Spa and Salon Management ITEC


Mason Miller

The teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful to my needs. I will recommend Affable Therapy to anyone interested in learning about advanced beauty treatments. Thank you for helping me become an expert beauty professional! I am looking forward to doing my Level 4 training with you.
16/10/2014 08:26:57


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