Full Time Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3 Spa Therapy

City College Norwich

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Important information

  • NVQ
  • Norwich
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

The qualification which is achieved on this course is NVQ level 3 Spa Therapy, which is validated by the awarding body VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust). Students are expected to achieve at least 90% attendance throughout the course. Attendance which falls below this may result in the qualification not being awarded. It is important that students have a mature and professional.

Important information

Requirements: NVQ level 2 Beauty Therapy. Candidates will also be required to go through another interview and complete a successful trade test. They will also show a willingness to adhere to the dress code requirements as laid down by the awarding body.

NVQs

Government funding available

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Norwich
Ipswich Road, NR2 2LJ, Norfolk, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Beauty

Course programme


Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3 Spa Therapy
  • School:
    • School of Hair and Beauty Therapy Industries
  • Attendance Type:
    • Full Time
  • Course Level:
    • Level 3
  • Qualification:
    • NVQs

Summary:

This course is for students who have already achieved NVQ level 2 Beauty Therapy. It includes all the more advanced therapies necessary for employment in the following areas; larger salons within hotels and leisure centres, health spas, cruise liners and in flight beauty salons. You might also consider opening your own business.
Students studying on this course will need to be highly motivated, hard working, able to work independently and as part of a team. They should have excellent communication skills and a mature and highly professional attitude to their work. Immaculate personal appearance is essential.

Course Length:
One year
Course Schedule:
Attendance is over 3 days per week (to a maximum of 22 hours per week). Some classes may have a 6pm finish and Saturday attendance 9am-4pm is required on this course
Entry Requirements:

NVQ level 2 Beauty Therapy. Candidates will also be required to go through another interview and complete a successful trade test. They will also show a willingness to adhere to the dress code requirements as laid down by the awarding body.

Personal Attributes: Beauty Therapy is a service industry and some of the qualities required are
* Artistic flair.
* Dexterity and the ability to develop motor skills.
* A sparkling personality
* Communication and customer care skills.
* A capacity to understand underpinning theory, including science.
* Preparedness to learn throughout your career.
* Capacity for hard work!
(As taken from the VTCT career pathway leaflet 2009).

Core Skills:
Within this course you will learn; Swedish body massage, Stone therapy treatments, hydrotherapy treatments, body wrapping and flotation treatments and electrical treatments to the face and body. There are also units covering health & safety and salon management/promotional activities. Additional units in Indian Head Massage and massage using pre-blended oils may also be offered to candidates who show extra commitment to study.
Functional skills in IT will also form part of the course.

Assessment:
The course is assessed both practically and by means of written tests taken at the end of each unit. Evidence from these will go towards building a portfolio of evidence. Practical assessments must be undertaken on paying clients and must be completed in a commercially acceptable timescale.
Some other written work will be required for projects and assignments, some of which will take the form of group work. There will also be a separate written anatomy & physiology exam.
Students will also be expected to undertake research for work to be completed in class.

Academic Progression:
A foundation degree in spa management although candidates would be required to have been employed in the beauty industry first in order to gain the necessary industrial experience.

Career Progression:
As a fully qualified spa therapist you could be employed in a health spa (in the UK or abroad), cruise liner, hospital or clinic. Teaching is also an option, but 5 years industrial experience is required first.

Full Description:
The qualification which is achieved on this course is NVQ level 3 Spa Therapy, which is validated by the awarding body VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust). Students are expected to achieve at least 90% attendance throughout the course. Attendance which falls below this may result in the qualification not being awarded. It is important that students have a mature and professional attitude as the beauty profession is a highly demanding and disciplined one. Personal appearance and professional appearance must be of the highest standard throughout the course.
Students need to be highly motivated and capable of long periods of home study in order to complete work packs and underpinning knowledge.
Students should also be prepared to volunteer for extra curricular enrichment such as helping in college events e.g. open days, fashion shows, the Royal Norfolk Show and other off site activities.
Work placements in salons can be arranged for students showing motivation, but a part time job in a salon would be most beneficial to the students and would be encouraged by the staff.
Students should be prepared to take on a supervisory role both in the salon and beauty therapy reception at certain times of the year in order to cover the health and safety and management content of the course.

Costs:
Beauty Kit and Uniform Costs:
All students are required to purchase the following;
Level 3 starter kit - approximate cost £130
Salon uniform (including shoes) £80
A deposit will be taken at enrolment to the suppliers for each kit.

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