NSCG | Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage)
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Course overview

The aim of this course is to provide a programme of training leading to a nationally recognised professional qualification for individuals who would like to work within the beauty and holistic therapy industry. This qualification would enhance and compliment techniques required by individuals seeking employment in this profession. The programme involves flexible study consisting of specialist units including Body Massage, Aromatherapy, Specialised Facial and Body Treatments, Indian Head and Hot Stones.

As part of your study programme you will complete a maths and/or English qualification if you have not already achieved a grade 4 or above.

The study programme will also incorporate an industry placement and a range of work related activities to ensure that you have the breadth of skills required to progress to further/higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to purchase a uniform before you can enrol on the course. The costs of these items will be discussed with you prior to enrolment.

What are the entry requirements?

you'll usually need four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects that are relevant to the course, including maths and/or English. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

How is it assessed?

You are continually assessed throughout the course by building your portfolio of work, which contains evidence of your competence in each of the practical and related skills. You will also be required to pass external online tests.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

Completion of this course leads to career prospects in the beauty & spa industry and also enables you to progress to higher education, if you so wish.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact Diane Hutchinson by emailing: diane.hutchinson@nscg.ac.uk

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