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Beauty Therapy NVQ Diploma (QCF) – Massage Route
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Beauty Therapy NVQ Diploma (QCF) – Massage Route

This part time professional course is ideal if you want the most in-depth training currently available to enable you to practice as a fully qualified beautician. It combines the full NVQ level 3 qualification with level 2 modules into one course so that you can go from a being a complete novice to becoming fully qualified at level 3.

Your comprehensive training takes 2 days per week over a period of just five months and will include all the latest industry techniques that are required by commercial salons and spas.

The resulting NVQ industry recognised qualification is accredited by VTCT a leading international awarding organisation and recognised by Habia, the government approved standards setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa. It islisted on the Oqual register as QCF qualifications with numbers 500/8861/0.

Gaining this certified NVQ qualification means that you will be able to secure comprehensive indemnity insurance enabling you to practice professionally.

Your Career as a Beauty Therapist

There aren’t many jobs that involve working in a very friendly environment, making people feel good and look their best. Enjoying a career as a beauty therapist will give you that pleasure along with the opportunity of working in a variety of exciting locations such as:

  • Sun Seeking Cruise Liners
  • Well Equipped High Street Beauty Salons
  • Exclusive Beauty Clinics
  • Luxurious Health Spas
  • Top Class Hotels

Even when the economy is poor, most women manage to budget for their “me time” at the local beauty salon. This makes the career of a beauty therapist virtually "redundancy proof". That fact together with the regular repeat business that is a feature of this trade makes for a satisfying and comfortable career.

Not only that, there are plenty of opportunities to continue your professional development, adding other related therapies to your skill base and offering them to your existing clients as well as attracting new customers.

Your earning potential is excellent too. As a fully qualified beauty therapist you should earn an average of £20,536 per annum.*

*Source:, Dec. 2014

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, there is Government funding available for doing this course...

You can choose to fund this course privately, yourself, or you could get a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Stonebridge has partnered with Dimensions Training Solutions, who are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. Through Dimensions Training Solutions, you can access your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, if you meet the criteria. The two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.

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Would a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan make any difference to my course?

Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, "Dimensions Training Solutions" deliver your course and it does offer considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.

Enhanced course content

Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.

You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.

Additional personal support

A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues.

Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.

You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set "finish date" and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.

The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses when you enrol from the Stonebridge website
Features Course funded
by 19+ Advanced
Learner Loan
Course funded Privately
Personal Student Support Officer assigned to you
Personal Assessor Support assigned to you
Automatic embedding of 6 key Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) in course
10 EILS available
Course delivered by Dimensions Training Solutions
Course delivered by Stonebridge Associated Colleges
Individual Learning Plan with a set "finish date"
Flexible deadline to finish your course
Online study delivery
Postal study delivery
Payment in full or in instalments while you study
Eligibility requirement for loan
Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.

Courses on the Stonebridge website funded by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans are delivered by Dimensions Training Solutions

Dimensions Training Solutions are rated "Good" by Ofsted

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Paper Based Study - You can enrol today and pay much, much later

With paper based study we post out the course materials to you. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

Payment Method
iPay in Full
Total Price: £2250.00
iPay using 0% APR Instalment Plan*
Deposit: £199.99
Instalments: £557.50
Monthly Payments: 4
Cashback: £30.00
Total Price: £2400.00
iPay using Pay4Later Consumer Credit
Deposit: £112.50
Instalments: £108.69
Monthly Payments: 24
Total Price: £2720.95
iPay with 19+ Loan
Deposit: £0
Instalments: No payments until salary reaches £21,000
Total Price: £3345.00
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*Cashback will be paid to you once you have finished paying for your course in full. For more information, please see our cash back terms and conditions. The total amount payable over the term’s period, is no more than the total cash price of the course. (APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.

Online Study - You can enrol today and pay much, much later

When you study online you can quickly access your course material online and submit all of your question papers to your tutor online, using your unique student account. You have access to all of your course material immediately, and when you submit question papers, your tutor sends you an email containing your results and feedback.

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iPay using 0% APR Instalment Plan* £199.99 £549.50 4 £30.00 £2368.00 Enrol
iPay using Pay4Later Consumer Credit £111.00 £107.24 24 Small blue cross £2684.67 Enrol
Pay with 19+ Loan £0 No Payments until salary reaches £21,000 Small blue cross £3345.00 Enrol Now

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