Beauty Therapy Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: HB006
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study Mode: Full time

This Level 3 Beauty Therapy course will enable you to be at the level industry requires from Beauty Therapists by learning and developing specialist skills and techniques in massage, facial electricals and tanning.

What will I study?

The course will cover mandatory and optional units that will give specialist skills to progress your career options using the massage route in Beauty Therapy.

Mandatory units include:

  • Skin tanning techniques including spray tanning
  • Facial electrics including Microdermabrasion
  • Swedish body massage
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Hot stone massage
Entry Requirements

You will need a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or other relevant industrial experience.


How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments on models in a realistic working environment with industrial timings. Work experience is an integral part of this course if students are not already working in the industry. Theory assessments can consist of online or paper based tests.

What can I do next?

You will be able to progress onto a Level 4 QCF qualification, Foundation Degree or a teaching qualification if you are successful in your studies.

Your Study Programme

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Based in the Elizabeth Building within our £65 million campus, our salons are equipped to the highest industry standards. We have our very own commercial Spa Academy Hair and Beauty studios, including a spa, five hairdressing salons, a specialist barbering salon, a nail room, four beauty therapy studios and a media make up studio.

Enrichment & Employability

Every year, our hair & beauty students compete in Regional and National competitions such as the annual Association of Hairdressers and Therapists, The National Hair Federation Competition and Skills Olympics.

We also take our students to regular external events such as trade exhibitions, fairs and seminars, and trips to Wella, Illamasqua and Dennis Williams, to enhance their knowledge and learning experience.

To help our students learn about working in the industry, we host an annual industrial week where a number of employers and manufacturers such as Dermalogica, Jane Iredale and NSI come in to college to teach extra-curricular skills and provide advice on how to gain employment or progress to the next stage of your career. Many of these employers also offer work placements and voluntary opportunities, to help our students become ready for the workplace.

In additional to this, students also have the opportunity to take part in community events at schools, community centres and charity events which builds confidence, skills and enhances your CV.

Many of our students have gone on to own their own salons and you can even progress onto higher education following your studies.

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