Beauty Therapy Level 3 Certificate PT

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Expand your practical beauty skills, build your beauty career, and achieve an internationally recognised qualification on the Beauty Therapy Level 3 part time course.

This one year full-time course will develop your professional skills and confidence to kick start or further your career in salons, spas and other beauty-related areas, or even start your own business.

This course is a natural progression from Beauty Therapy Level 2 and requires a high level of commitment and motivation. You will study more advanced techniques such as electrotherapy, microdermabrasion, electrical epilation and perfect the essentials such as health and safety in the salon, and consulting and advising clients on treatments.

What I'll learn

This course allows you to further develop your beauty therapy skills and techniques. You will be taught about health and safety in the salon, and consulting and advising clients on treatments. You will develop your skills in massage techniques including: Swedish massage, Indian head massage, reflexology and aromatherapy while learning new techniques in facial and body electics, non-surgical face-lifts, microdermabrasion, depilation and electrolysis. In addition you will be taught body massage, improving the face and body with electrotherapy and providing electrical epilation.


How I'll learn

Throughout the course you will run commercial salons at the college to maintain your Level 2 skills. From your work placement you will learn abut supervising in salon management and also about salon finance and business management.

You will learn from experienced staff in our modern salons using the latest equipment. You will observe demonstrations and learn through student participation to develop practical skills and competency. You will develop your knowledge through e-learning systems and by traditional teaching methods. About three-quarters of your time is spent on practical salon activities and the remaining quarter is spent in the classroom. One day a week is a study day. In addition, you will have 10 days of work placement, spread over 10 weeks. Staff will help you to find a placement and this experience will help prepare you for work.


How I'll be assessed

You will be assessed throughout the course and set a number of assignments. You will need to produce a portfolio of practical evidence which is monitored by our external verifier.


Entry Requirements

To study this course you will require Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma. You should have a good reference, creativity ambition and the willingness to accept new challenges.

It is essential to purchase personal equipment and salon work wear costing £300-£400. You may be able to access a course costs bursary for a contribution towards your costs.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.)

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.