Beauty Therapy Techniques: City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

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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 course.

Do you want to start your own massage business or work in exclusive salons? Gain this internationally-recognised qualification and you will see your professional skills and confidence move to the next level, with the opportunity of showing your talent within a commercial environment, too

What I'll learn

The course covers the following areas:

  • body massage
  • Indian head massage
  • stone therapy massage with pre-blended oils
  • aromatherapy
  • G5 and audio sonic
  • anatomy and physiology.

You'll also study professional employment development, health and safety, selling techniques and functional skills.


How I'll learn

You'll learn through discussions, expert demonstrations by experienced beauty practitioners, and practical activities in our industry-standard facilities. Our salon facilities are open to the public and are run like a professional salon so you'll have the opportunity to practice your skills on customers and gain work experience in the industry. You'll also develop your hairdressing skills during a work placement at a salon in the local area.


How I'll be assessed

Continuous assessments are undertaken during the year. They include oral and written exams, practical assessments and written assignments, case studies, and a portfolio of evidence and work. A minimum of 85% attendance is required by the Examining Board and the college for the successful completion of the qualification.


Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A*-C (4) or above including English and maths, or Level 2 Award.

If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.

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

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational 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).

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