Levels 2 and 3 NVQ Diplomas in Beauty Therapy

Levels 2 and 3 NVQ Diplomas in Beauty Therapy

The levels 2 and 3 Diplomas in Beauty Therapy are about improving people’s wellbeing by making them look and feel better. These qualifications are suitable for people working in the Beauty Therapy industry, or attending college on a full/part time basis.

These qualifications are designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the Beauty Therapy industry, for example use of materials, tools and techniques.

SQA also offer Functional Skills which are a main component of the Apprenticeship framework.

Qualification Title Ofqual code SQA code QCF Level

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

600/3071/9

GE2D 68

 2

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy — Make-up

600/2975/4

GE2E 68

 2

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

600/2931/6

GE2F 79

 3

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy — Make-up

600/2925/0

GE2G 79

 3

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy — Massage

600/3019/7

GE2H 79

 3

Who does this qualification suit

The level 2 qualifications are suitable for adult returners or learners who are working within the beauty industry as salon assistants/juniors.

The level 3 qualifications are suitable for people working in the Beauty Therapy and Beauty Therapy Make-up Industry, or attending college on a full/part time basis.

Progression

Learners completing a level 2 or 3 Diploma provides the opportunity to progress to further learning, professional qualifications or more senior positions within the Beauty Therapy industry.

Approval

Information regarding the approval process is available from SQA’s Business Development team.

How to assess

These qualifications are designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of a realistic working environment for example, Beauty salons, private training providers and colleges of further education.

The qualifications will be assessed by observation, projects, written/oral questions, online assessment for mandatory essential knowledge and understanding through SQA SOLAR .
 

Qualification content and delivery tools

Access

Learners should ideally be working within the hairdressing industry as salon assistants/juniors. These qualifications may also be delivered to full time college students and adult returners.

Structure

These qualifications require the learner to complete mandatory and optional Units.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (QCF) — GE2D 68
Level 2 NVQ Diploma Beauty Therapy Make-up (QCF) — GE2E 68

Learners must complete all three core mandatory Units and all Beauty Therapy mandatory Units/Beauty Therapy Make-up mandatory Units plus the appropriate number of optional Units.

Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Core mandatory Units
Ensure Responsibility for Actions to Reduce Risks to Health and Safety (4) FR5W57 3

A/601/5867

Promote Additional Services or Products to Customers (6) FT7268 2 D/601/0936
Develop and Maintain Effectiveness at Work (3) FT7368 2 M/600/1268
Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Beauty Therapy mandatory Units
Provide Facial Skin Care Treatment (8.0) FY0668 2

M/600/8754

Enhance the Appearance of Eyebrows and Eyelashes (5.0) FY0768 2 H/600/7455
Carry Out Waxing Services (7.0) FY0868 2 Y/600/9087
Provide Manicure Services (6.0) FY0968 2 Y/600/7551
Provide Pedicure Services (6.0) FY0A68 2 H/600/8766
Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Beauty Therapy Make-up mandatory Units
Provide Facial Skin Care Treatment (8.0) FY0668 2

M/600/8754

Provide Make-up Services (6.0) FY0D68 2 F/600/8936
Instruct Clients in the Use and Application of Skin Care Products and Make-up (7.0) FY7T68 2 Y/600/8943
Enhance the Appearance of Eyebrows and Eyelashes (5.0) FY0768 5 H/600/7455

Optional Units
(Nine credits are required for Beauty Therapy and 5 credits are required for Beauty Therapy Make-up — excluding those that have already been chosen from the mandatory Units above.)

Unit title Code QCF level QCF code
Optional Units
Fulfil Salon Reception Duties (3.0) FT6X68 2 Y/600/1264
Carry Out Ear Piercing (2.0)  FY0C68 2 D/600/9088
Provide Make-up Services (6.0)  FY0D68 2 F/600/8936
Enhance Appearance Using Skin Camouflage (6.0)  FY0E68 2 M/600/8947
Assist With Spa Operations (4.0)  FY0G68 2 K/600/8784
Provide Threading Services (4.0)  FY0H68 2 F/602/2089

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (QCF) — GE2F 79
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-up (QCF) — GE2G 79

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage (QCF) — GE2H 79 (QCF)
Learners should complete the two core mandatory Units plus the mandatory Units from one of the three chosen routes and the specified number of optional Units for their chosen route.

Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Core mandatory Units
Monitor Procedures to Safely Control Work Operations (4.0)  FT7679 3

Y/601/5875

Contribute to the Planning and Implementation of Promotional Activities (5.0)  FT7J79 3

R/600/1277

Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Beauty Therapy general mandatory Units
Provide Body Electrical Treatments (12.0) FY0J79 3

Y/600/9090

Provide Facial Electrical Treatments (12.0) FY0K79 3

J/600/7562

Provide Body Massage Treatments (10.0) FY0L79 3

Y/601/5875

Provide Electrical Epilation Treatments (12.0) FY0M79 3

D/600/9043

Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Beauty Therapy massage mandatory Units
Provide Body Massage Treatments (10.0) FY0L79 3

A/600/7462

Provide Indian Head Massage (7.0) FY0T79 3

D/600/7504

Provide Stone Therapy Treatments (10.0) FY1079 3

J/600/7545

Carry Out Massage Using Pre-blended Aromatherapy Oils (8.0) FY0V 79 3

K/600/7523

Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Beauty Therapy Make-up mandatory Units
Design and Create Fashion and Photographic Make-up (8.0) FY7P79 3

J/600/9005

Provide Specialist Skin Camouflage Services (8.0) FY7R79 3

R/600/9041

Optional Units
(Ten credits required for Beauty Therapy, 20 credits required for Beauty Therapy Make-up and 7 credits required for Beauty Therapy Massage — excluding those that have already been chosen from the mandatory Units above.)

Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Optional Units
Contribute to the Financial Effectiveness of the Business (4.0) FT7H79 3

T/600/1272

Plan and Provide Airbrush Make-up (8.0) FY0N79 3

T/600/8755

Provide Body Electrical Treatments (12.0)  FY0J79 3

Y/600/9090

Provide Facial Electrical Treatments (12.0) FY0K79 3

J/600/7562

Provide Single Eyelash Extension Treatments (5.0) FY0P79 3

D/600/9012

Provide UV Tanning Services (2.0) FY0R79 3

K/600/7487

Provide Indian Head Massage (7.0) FY0T79 3

D/600/7504

Carry out Massage Using Pre-Blended Aromatherapy Oils (8.0) FY0V79 3

K/600/7523

Provide Self-Tanning Services (3.0) FY0W79 3

R/600/7533

Provide Female Intimate Waxing Services (5.0) FY0X79 3

Y/600/8764

Provide Male Intimate Waxing Services (5.0) FY0Y79 3

D/600/8765

Provide Stone Therapy Treatments (10.0) FY1079 3

J/600/7545

Additional information

Functional Skills

For level 2 English Apprenticeships, the following is required:

Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Maths (5.0)  GC9T 21 1

600/1956/6

English (5.0) GC9P 21 1

600/1781/8

For level 3 English Apprenticeships, the following is required:

Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Maths (5.0)  GC9V 22 2

600/1957/8

English (5.0) GC9R 22 2

600/1782/X