NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2

Based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy, this qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior beauty therapist.


Mandatory and optional units are combined to achieve the required number of credits. Topics covered are as follows:

  • Provide facial skin care treatment
  • Provide pedicure services
  • Provide manicure services
  • Enhance the appearance of eyelashes and eyebrows
  • Carry out waxing services
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Provide makeup services
  • Fulfil salon reception duties


Throughout this qualification, students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the relevant anatomy, physiology and health and safety. Students will also develop their communication, customer service and commercial skills all of which are highly valued by employers.


NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist including:

  • facial and body electrical
  • body massage
  • electrical epilation
  • monitoring procedures in the salon
  • contributing to the planning of a promotional event
  • stone therapy

The structure of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career as a beauty therapist.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, and client care. You will also develop a range of technical skills in preparing the skin, and applying beauty therapy products and electrical equipment to the skin, using a variety of different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.


What could a beauty therapy qualification lead to?

  • Commercial beauty therapy salons
  • Self-employment
  • Television, film, theatre and media
  • Armed Services
  • HM Prison Services
  • Cruise Liners
  • Hospitals/ Care Homes