Level 3 in Beauty Therapy

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Aberdare

Course Information

Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course is designed to develop and build upon practical beauty therapy knowledge, understanding and skills gained at Level 2 . The course is focused on producing highly proficient, occupationally competent and professional beauty therapists, providing training for a job ready qualification which is based on National Occupational Standards for Beauty Therapy.

This course is most suited to learners who wish to advance in their profession; to become a fully operational beauty therapist, salon manager or salon owner. Opportunities to progress to Higher Education may also be considered. Additional qualifications may be provided as a package with the beauty therapy qualification to further support and develop professional employment opportunities. Participation in CPD events and courses is also encouraged.

What Will I Learn?

The learner will be able to access opportunities for the development and acquisition of a range of vocationally relevant skills, knowledge and understanding in order to perform an array of professional services, such as:

• face and body electrotherapy for therapeutic and enhancement effects • electrical epilation for permanent hair removal • body massage • additional units relevant to industry

Within this course you will develop a sound knowledge and practice of working in beauty related industries: health and safety; client care and communication, and contributing to the effective running of a beauty therapy business. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology as relevant to the practical skills learned throughout the course.

Entry Requirements

You will require a Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma or equivalent. You will also be required to undertake an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


You will be assessed via a range of methods which include continual assessment, through observation of your practical work, the completion of a portfolio, theoretical evidence and assignment work. There are external examinations and Essential Skills portfolios.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.

Additional Fee Notes

Purchase of Equipment and Kit is required for this course (Compulsory Cost - Uniform - £35, Beauty Kit - £61.15). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of this programme you may be able to progress into the many and varied areas of the health and beauty industry, open your own business or progress onto a Level 4 programme.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor

    Average salary: £20,943

  • Beautician or related occupation

    Average salary: £13,728


Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required for entry although entrants usually possess a BTEC/SQA award, an NVQ/SVQ in Hairdressing at Level 3, an apprenticeship and/or relevant experience.


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