Beauty Therapy Techniques: City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma

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Develop your skills for a career in Beauty Therapy with this specialist course.

Develop your skills for a career in Beauty Therapy with this specialist course.

You will study more advanced techniques such as electrotherapy, microdermabrasion and electrical epilation, perfecting essentials such as health and safety in the salon, and consulting and advising clients on treatments.

What I'll learn

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.

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.

Upon successful completion, you will be in a position to start work or progress to further studies.


How I'll learn

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 which is 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 for this course, you will require Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma and Functional Skills qualifications.

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.) 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.