NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage)

This VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage) will give you skills and competencies to offer a wide range of massage therapies for spa, salon or mobile work.

You will also develop knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, the history and origins of massage therapies, health and safety and how to effectively contribute to the overall running of a business.

As well as covering the massage part of this course over 10 days, students choose from the following additional modules:

Self tanning services & a choice of business financial effectiveness OR lash extensions (additional 2 days)


NVQ Beauty Therapy (Facial Electrical Treatments*) (additional 4 days)

*This type of facial treatment is in high demand, so this will open up further work opportunities.

We are a well established professional Beauty School and an approved Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) training centre. Our highly skilled tutors are dedicated to giving you the highest standard of training.

VTCT qualifications boost your chances of employment as employers prefer candidates with these sought after professional qualifications.

Level 3 NVQ Beauty Therapy Massage

Duration & fees

In person training dates for Level 3 NVQ Beauty Therapy (massage with option for self tanning and business finance or lash extensions): 12 days @ £2750 (all inclusive fee)

In person training dates for Level 3 NVQ Beauty Therapy (massage with option for Level  3 Facial Electrical Treatments): 14 days @ £3415 (all inclusive fee)

Spread the cost –  secure your place today for just £250 (non-refundable deposit), after that we’ll be in touch with you to make the final balance payment, which is due at least 14 days before the course start date.

The all-inclusive price covers VTCT fees and all products and equipment required during your training. There are no hidden extras.


There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification although it is likely that learners will hold a Level 2 beauty therapy or equivalent qualification.

Please note, a NVQ level 2 certificate is required for Level 3 Facial Electrical unit.

VTCT Accredited

Gaining a VTCT qualification clearly demonstrates to potential employers that you posses a high level of competence and focus in your career and confirms you’ve gained a high standard of knowledge and skills.

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  • Body massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • The use of G5, infra red and audio sonic for the body
  • Stone therapy treatments
  • Health, safetly and work place operations and procedures
  • Planning and implementation of promotional activities

(10 days)

Students must then choose from the following additional units:

Option 1:

Units that teach the skills to provide self tanning services & business financial effectiveness (2 days)

Option 2:

Facial Electrical Treatments (4 days)

  • Facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Vacuum suction
  • High frequency
  • Galvanic
  • Faradic
  • Microcurrent
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Training days are 10am – 4.30pm with a short break for lunch. We ask students to arrive at 9.45am to ensure a prompt start.
  • Students should wear black salon wear and flat footwear that have covered in toes. Longer hair should be tied back and short natural nails.
  • We will provide you with a comprehensive training manual.
  • Students will work on each other while practicing
  • Students are required to do assessments in a salon environment.
  • Bristol Beauty School is not responsible for supplying models and clients for assessments. This is the student’s responsibility.
  • Each unit will be assessed by practical observation, oral questions, online testing, home studies and assignment work.
  • Students are required to maintain a portfolio to evidence work and knowledge.

Please bring your own lunch. Refreshments will be supplied, please let us know any dietary requirements in advance. There is free parking available.

Why choose Bristol Beauty School?

We have small classes – we take a maximum of 6 students per course. This allows the opportunity to ask questions and time for students to receive individual support if they require it.

Our tutors have a wealth of knowledge, with over 25 years industry experience. We specialise in teaching adults and have worked at City of Bristol College. We also pride ourselves on being supportive, friendly and helpful.

We are a fully accredited Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) training centre which means you receive the highest standard of professional training.

We are here to provide you with on-going support and you are always welcome contact us to answer any query you have regarding your training or future career as a beauty therapist.

Career opportunities

All our courses qualify you to work in a salon, at home or on a mobile basis, offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed.

You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance. Many of our students have gone on to enjoy successful careers in the beauty industry.

If you have a general enquiry, please contact Bristol Beauty School for more information.