Why take NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course

The NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course is specially designed for those wanting to advance as fully qualified beauty therapists. This course includes a selection of beauty treatment skills required by cruise ships, hotels, spas, health clubs, high street salons, and advanced aesthetic clinics.

This prestigious VTCT/ NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy course is available at The Ray Cochrane Beauty School in London. An advanced beauty qualification, this is your next step after NVQ/VRQ Level 2 beauty therapy diploma.

Situated in Baker Street, Central London, Ray Cochrane Beauty School offers over 60 years of experience in the beauty industry. Our award-winning, unique teaching and practises will enable you to fast-track the advanced NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course in as little as 12 weeks. During this beauty course, you only need to attend class one or two days per week.

We are a highly professional beauty school, specialising in small group beauty training. Founded by beauty pioneer Mrs Ray Cochrane in 1954, we are the longest-established CIDESCO school in the UK. We offer a variety of courses in Beauty Therapy, Laser, skin, nails, and Brows from internationally renowned accreditors. We even provide an online VTCT ITEC Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology Course to expand students’ knowledge about anatomical structures and physiological processes.

All of our courses are specially selected to enhance career development. It’s our goal for students to graduate from Ray Cochrane Beauty School well-equipped and confident in their ability in the competitive beauty industry. We learn and grow alongside our students to refine our teaching methods and courses. As we’re constantly challenging our students to reach the highest level of expertise, our beauty therapist graduates are of the highest calibre. Students who have completed this course are in high demand for top positions at the world’s most coveted spas and salons. 

We are tirelessly committed to ensuring the well-being and growth of all our students. With our support, dedication and professionalism, we enable our students to achieve success from the moment their beauty career starts. 

Related: How To Become A Beauty Therapist


Course Outline

What will you learn from the course?

In the Level 3 qualification you will be given the training of complex treatment like facial electrotherapy, body electrotherapy, microdermabrasion along with skin care treatment, body massage techniques and Indian head massage.

We aim to ensure you’re ready to work in the beauty business after successfully completing the VTCT/ NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course. Unlike other beauty academies, we also offer additional beauty skills and training, so you are better prepared with the most up-to-date skills in the industry.

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To obtain NVQ Level 3 Beauty Diploma, you will need to complete the following units:
  • 1 Facial electrotherapy treatments (Vacuum Suction/ High Frequency/Galvanic/ Faradic/ Micro Current)
  • 2 Body electrotherapy treatments (Vacuum Suction/ Micro Current/ Galvanic/ Faradic)
  • 3 Body Massage
  • 4 Indian Head Massage
  • 5 Microdermabrasion
  • 6 Anatomy and Physiology
  • 7 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • 8 Consultation and promotion of products/treatments


I did my VTCT Level 2,3 & 4 at Ray Cochrane. We had different lecturers for each course and naturally each course depended entirely on the lecturer in charge. I'm writing this review for my VTCT Level 3 course in which I have just completed.
Ms Marley is an amazing tutor and we were lucky enough to have her. She was always very supportive, helpful and patient in making sure we properly understood our syllabus. She's extremely knowledgeable and (aside from practical) I feel that I've learned a lot about physiology and anatomy as well. Thanks to her help I feel that I have grown so much as an aesthetician (despite being in this industry for a little less than a year). She provided me with the tools in which I'm now confident enough to start my own beauty business despite coming from a strategic planning background.

_Ming Nu Tan, Malaysia

I have completed my Beauty Level 3 at Ray Cochrane School, its was such a great experience, everyone is very friendly and supportive. Mrs Gray was my tutor, she is very knowledgeable and professional. Head office staff also very helpful. Highly recommend!!!

_Ana Silva, London

I completed my level 2 and 3 in nails and my level 3 in beauty therapy. I can not recommend Ray Cochrane enough. I am now going to complete my level 4 courses and looking forward to being back. They are knowledgeable about many things and the information they provide on their courses is very in depth. This helped me build my confidence to work in the beauty industry. I highly recommend them. They provide excellent support and are super helpful. The whole team from the teachers to the reception are great. Completely worth it!

_Suzanna Prodromou

I have done level 3 beauty therapy in Ray Cochrane school and I am very happy with knowledge which I gain. Moreover,teacher was great and very helpful. I'm happy with the school that's why I have started level 4 laser.

_Greta Karpaviciute, London

It’s no secret that we love our students and they love being here. Still don’t believe us? Just check out some of our student feedback on our testimonials page.

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Dates and fees
Start Dates Location Course Type Duration Places Left
Mon, 3 Jun 2024 Baker Street 2 days per week every Mon&Tue 12 weeks 3
Sun, 8 Sep 2024 Baker Street 1 day per week every Sunday 22 weeks 9
Fri, 13 Sep 2024 Baker Street 1 day per week every Sunday 22 weeks 12
Course Fee

£2595 (VAT incl.)

Including VTCT registration fee, exam/assessment fee, VTCT textbook, and a beauty tunic

One day per week for 22 weeks

Two days per week for 12 weeks

Class hours: 10 am to 5 pm

Class size: 12-14 students

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  • 1 What are entry requirements for Level 3 beauty therapy course?

    To enrol in our NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy course you will be required to have a level 2 beauty diploma or facial certificate. We recognise that qualifications are just one facet of your potential. If you have any relevant work experience in the beauty industry, we're open to considering your application. Your dedication, passion, and drive for excellence matter to us, and we believe in recognising diverse pathways to success. If you are unsure whether your qualification meets our entry requirements, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • 2 When is the beauty therapy course conducted?

    The VTCT/NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course is offered on either one day per week for 22 weeks or two days per week for 12 weeks, with class hours from 10 am to 5 pm.

  • 3 What qualification will I get after this course?

    After successfully completing the course, you can obtain the nationally recognized VTCT/NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma. This course is ideal for individuals who want a rewarding career in the highly lucrative and demanding beauty industry

  • 4 What is our class size?

    Our class size is small, with a maximum of 10/12 students per class. This allows for individual attention and support from our experienced tutors during practical assessments.

  • 5 How will I be assessed during the Level 3 beauty therapy course?

    For each unit, you will perform practical skills, submit coursework and sit theory tests. Assessment is continuous and consists of practical evaluation, oral questions, and online tests/homework. You must provide evidence at the end of the course to determine whether you have reached a suitable level of competence. Written assessment papers will further prove your knowledge and understanding of the subject. The collation of all your assessments will be kept in a portfolio, which will contain all document feedback sheets and written assignments.

  • 6 What are the beauty therapy course tutors like?

    We take great care in selecting our team of educators and staff members. All our tutors possess subject qualifications in the specific areas they teach as well as teaching qualifications. This ensures that they are well-equipped to teach and guide students effectively. We prioritise candidates with a substantial background in the industry. Our tutors with years of hands-on experience bring not only their expertise but also their real-world insights to the classroom.


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