QCF/NVQ - Beauty Therapy

..training for a brighter future

QCF/NVQs are a widely recognised route to gaining and maintaining expertise in a particular job role.

You can work towards your Beauty Therapy QCF/NVQ level 2 with us in our training centres or we can visit you in your workplace; level 3 is usually delivered in your workplace.

QCF/NVQ Level 2

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring your actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Promoting additional products or services to clients
  • Developing and maintaining your effectiveness at work
  • Improving and maintaining facial skin condition
  • Providing eyelash and eyebrow treatments
  • Removing hair using waxing techniques
  • Providing manicure treatment
  • Providing pedicure treatment

Optional units

  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Provide make-up treatment
QCF/NVQ Level 3

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring your own actions reduce risks to health & safety
  • Promoting additional products or services to clients
  • Contributing to the financial effectiveness of the business
  • Epilating the hair follicle using diathermy galvanic and blend techniques
  • Providing head and body massage treatments
  • Improving face and skin condition using electro therapy
  • Improving body condition using electro therapy

Optional units:

  • Provide tanning treatments
  • Maintain, repair and enhance artificial nail structures


If you are aged 24 or under there may be funding available for the Level 3 course. All 25 year olds (and over) will have to apply for a Advanced Learning Loan. These work similar to Student Loans and you only start repayments when you’re earning over £21,000 pa. For further information please visit www.gov.uk/advancedlearningloans.

Eligibility: If you are working over 30 hours per week and do not hold a qualification at or above level 4 you will probably be eligible for funding. For those not eligible for funding we are always happy to provide a competitive quote.

You may be eligible for funding for this QCF/NVQ through the Apprenticeship programmes.

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