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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General

This one year intensive course, provides you with a broad range of options for a future career in beauty therapy.
Bangor, Lisburn
Level 3

Course Overview

This course provides you with the relevant professional training, education and qualifications to become a beauty therapist. It is particularly suitable if you are interested in massage, electrical treatments and aromatherapy.  This is a very intensive course that requires commitment and home study to enable you to successfully complete the programme in one year.


Units will include:



  • Provide body electrical treatments
  • Provide facial electrical treatments
  • Provide body massage treatments
  • Provide electrical epilation treatments
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
  • Optional: (your tutor will inform you of the optional units to be completed)
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Provide self-tanning services
  • Provide stone therapy treatments


Available Sessions

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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General





Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General





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Ideal If:

You would like to work in a beauty salon, spa resorts, day spa, cruise-ship, airlines, own your own business.

You'll Learn:

How to provide body and facial electrical treatments, body massage, Indian head massage, self-tanning services and stone therapy treatments and permanent hair removal. Plan and promote events in the salons to be able to survive in this competitive Industry. Specialist skills delivered by external companies such as, Dermalogica training, business set ups.

You'll Love:

The hands-on approach to this course and getting experience in the College Beauty Salons of Shadeka and Revive.

The visits to Spa Salons and the Professional Beauty show in Dublin and Belfast.

You'll Progress:

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to apply to progress to employment or further study in Holistic Therapies or Level 3 Theatrical & Media Makeup programmes.

You'll Need:

NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy or equivalent and successful outcome at skills test and interview.

The full-time course will be timetabled over 21 hours per week ie - 15 hours of vocational classes, 2 hours per week employability training and 4 hours per week Essential skills English, Maths and ICT

Full time students who do not have at least a grade C in Maths, English and ICT will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. 

Students will be required to provide their own materials and equipment eg kit and uniform. There will be an extra cost for these which will be discussed with you by the tutor.  

Completion of the VTCT COVID Infection Prevention qualification is mandatory in the first month of your course.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures

  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted

  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.

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