Reading, RG1 4HJ
Expand your practical beauty skills, build your beauty career, and achieve an internationally recognised qualification on the Beauty Therapy Level 3 course.
Do you want to start your own beauty business or work in an exclusive salon or spa?
Beauty therapists are specialists in discussing and understanding client requirements, analysing, and advising on skincare and beauty regimes, giving treatments, and applying cosmetics. Every year, we successfully train many students in becoming fully-qualified beauty therapists.
By choosing a career in this industry, you will have the opportunity to combine creativity with customer care; helping people to look and feel great!
On this Level 3 course you will be supported by expert beauty tutors in gaining professional, hands-on training experience with real clients. You will also develop confidence and customer service skills within an industry-standard salon.
We will help you develop the skills you need to work in the beauty therapy industry, including:
- Client care and communication skills
- Working as part of a team
- Maintaining health and safety and carrying out risk assessments
- Promoting products
- Maintaining professional standards
- Time management
Upon successful completion, you will be in a position to start work or progress to further studies.
What I'll learn
You will develop your skills in massage techniques including:
- Swedish massage
- Indian head massage
- reflexology and aromatherapy
- learn new techniques in facial and body electics
- non-surgical face-lifts
In addition you will be taught body massage, improving the face and body with electrotherapy, and providing electrical epilation.
Throughout the course you will run commercial salons at the college to maintain your Level 2 skills. From your work placement you will learn about supervising, salon management, and also 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.
How I'll learn
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.
There is a requirement for you to work a minimum of one day per week in a relevant work placement.
How I'll be assessed
You will be assessed continually throughout the year.
This will include:
- online exams
- practical assessments
- written assignments
- case studies
- a portfolio of evidence and work
A minimum of 85% attendance is required by the Examining Board and the college for successful completion of the qualification.
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.
You will also need five or more GCSEs at grades 4–9 (A*–C), including English and maths, or a Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills qualifications.
If you have other qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details.
You should have good references, be creatively ambitious and be willing to accept new challenges.
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment.
All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
How to Apply
You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:
- Register for our online service and verify your account
- Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete 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).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
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.