Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Level 3

Study Area: 16-18 & 19+
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time

Course Overview

This course is a perfect follow on from the Level 2 Beauty Therapy course and will further your Skills and knowledge to prepare you for work in this diverse industry.

During the course you will learn, practice and perform various advanced treatments to awarding body and industry standards including:

  • Indian head massage
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Body massage
  • Hot stone therapy massage
  • Classic & Volume eyelash extensions
  • Spray Tanning
  • Manual/cream tan
  • Acrylic nail enhancements
  • Personal health & wellbeing
  • Advanced promotion & sales services to clients
  • Anatomy & physiology of the face & body


You will be expected to manage your time effectively and work independently which includes, self-directed study and independent learning. Your consultation skills will be fine-tuned to accommodate more intimate procedures.

Working with Salon owners through work placement, and master classes are an essential part of this course.

Start Date

September 2024

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Applicants must possess VRQ/NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy or equivalent. You will be interviewed where you will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment and excellent interpersonal/communication skills.

Applicants will also be asked to complete short written and dexterity assessments.

You will be expected to find a work placement for one separate block week in the industry (salon or spa) during the course.


This qualification is a very current qualification that makes you industry ready and very employable.

You will be able to embark on a career as a qualified Beauty Therapist, giving you a wide variety of career options such as

  • Salons
  • Spas
  • Clinics
  • Beauty consultant
  • Sales representative
  • Hospitality
  • Self employed
  • Cruise liners
  • Airline therapist
  • Overseas/travel industry
  • National & International companies
  • Film & television

Assessment Methods

Assessments are completed throughout the course with a final practical and written exam for each unit studied, oral questioning, written assessment and assignments all of which builds up into a portfolio of evidence.

Course Fees

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Students 19+ no remissions on fees available on this course, an Advanced Learning Loan is available.

For more information on fees and Advanced Learning Loan, please call Learner Services on 01422 399367

Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Level 3

Study Area: 16-18 & 19+
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
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