Beauty Therapy (3007)

Last Updated: 09 Jun 2020
Our certificates and diplomas cover a wide range of skills, from nail technology, facials, make up, waxing and lash and brow treatments through to body massage, facial and body electrotherapy, epilation and spa treatments. 



Qualifications in Beauty Therapy, Nail Service or Spa Therapy are suitable for those interested or already working in the industry.
There are broader options for people with some experience, and in-depth qualifications for senior members of staff .
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

Interested in delivering this qualification?

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?
To gain your Certificate or Diploma in Beauty Therapy, Nail Service or Spa Therapy you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider or College to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.
You will learn at work or at a training centre with a realistic working environment. By the end of your qualification, you'll be demonstrating your skills on paying clients.
You'll be assessed as you learn. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, look at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.
Which level is right for me?
Level 1
You are looking to be a beauty therapy assistant
Level 2
You want to be a Beauty Therapist or Nail Technician
Level 3
You want to become a senior Therapist, Nail Technician, and Spa or massage therapist.
What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can prepare you to work in a salon and help you move up to become a senior member of staff.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
You will deliver these qualifications according to standards set by the SSB Habia.
You'll assess the qualifications using either short-answer questions or online e-assessment and practical observations at a centre or in your learner's workplace.
You must ensure all learners can access a realistic workplace environment and all the equipment they need to achieve occupational standards.
To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 1

The Level 1 Certificate in Beauty Therapy will suit you if you're just starting out in the industry. You might still be at school or working as a trainee or therapists' assistant in a salon.
 
You need to complete 11 credits from the core units:

  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Contribute to the development of effective working relationships
  • Prepare and maintain salon treatment work areas.

·         You also need to choose 8 credits from the following optional units:

  • Assist with salon reception duties
  • Assist with facial skin care treatments
  • Assist with day make-up
  • Assist with nail services.

·          

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can prepare you to work in a salon and help you move up to become a senior member of staff.

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Beauty Therapy with Evolve (3007-51)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Beauty Therapy

  • Accreditation No: 500/9284/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 19 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 183 - 185 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 190 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you want to become a Beauty Therapist or Nail Technician
At this level, you can choose from three diplomas:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General route)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Make-up route)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services.

For the Make-up and General Beauty Therapy routes, you complete a set amount of core units and a number of optional units from a range that includes:

  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Provide make-up services.

The Nail Services diploma comprises a set amount of core units, including:

  • Provide manicure services
  • Provide pedicure services
  • Carry out nail art services.

For a full list of units required, refer to the additional documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can prepare you to work in a salon as:

  • Junior Beauty Therapist 
  • Nail Technician 
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy - General with Evolve (3007-52)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – General

  • Accreditation No: 500/8765/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 458 - 469 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services with Evolve (3007-54)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

  • Accreditation No: 500/8766/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 40 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 329 - 329 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 400 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you've worked in a salon, spa or similar job for some time, or have gained your Level 2 Beauty Therapy/Nail Services qualification. You may be a senior member of staff. You want to demonstrate specialist skills, focusing on salon or spa services.

At this level you choose from five diplomas:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General route)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage route)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Make-up route)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services.

Each diploma comprises a number of core and optional units, depending on your area of specialism. These cover a wide range, including:

  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
  • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
  • Provide facial electrical treatments
  • Provide body massage treatments
  • Design and create fashion and photographic make-up
  • Provide body wrapping and flotation treatments.
  • Enhance and maintain nails using liquid and powder.

For a full list of units required, refer to the additional documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can prepare you to work in a salon as:

  • Beauty Therapist 
  • Spa Therapist 
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy - General (3007-05)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – General

  • Accreditation No: 500/8761/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 550 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 650 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy - Massage (3007-06)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Massage

  • Accreditation No: 500/8783/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 51 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 403 - 410 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 510 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy - Make-up (3007-07)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Make-up

  • Accreditation No: 500/8760/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 45 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 353 - 375 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy (3007-08)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy

  • Accreditation No: 500/8758/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 63 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 502 - 515 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (3007-09)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

  • Accreditation No: 500/8780/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 48 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 356 - 369 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 480 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy - General with Evolve (3007-55)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy - General

  • Accreditation No: 500/8761/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 550 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 650 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy - Massage with Evolve (3007-56)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Massage

  • Accreditation No: 500/8783/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 51 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 403 - 410 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 510 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy with Evolve (3007-58)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy

  • Accreditation No: 500/8758/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 63 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 502 - 515 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 630 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services with Evolve (3007-59)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

  • Accreditation No: 500/8780/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 48 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 356 - 369 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 480 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

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