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Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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Course Description

Beauty Therapy is an exciting, challenging and vibrant industry. It is a multi-billion pound business and provides a wealth of employment opportunities world-wide. This highly practical course is for those who want to gain beauty therapy skills, knowledge, plus industry experience, through working in a realistic salon environment.


City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (QCF)

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above to include English or Mathematics are required to begin this course. Students will also have had to complete either an NVQ or VRQ

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy to gain the required skills and knowledge to begin the level 3 diploma.


This course is taught by a mix of classroom teaching followed by practical sessions to demonstrate understanding of key beauty therapy principles. All level 3 students spend a vast proportion of their time working in the Riverside Salon with clients to enable them to fully develop their skills and prepare them for either employment or higher education.

All staff have a great deal of experience within this area and deliver excellent teaching standards which allows students to unlock their potential and gain valuable practical skills and knowledge.

Topics on this course include:

  • Promote and sell products/services
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Body massage
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Electrotherapy
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Apply skin tanning

Work Experience

Level 3 students, upon completion of training, will have the opportunity to work with their own clientele in the Riverside Salon, offering a range of beauty therapy techniques.


Upon completion of the course students can either progress on to Higher Education, employment or complete an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Nail Services.

For students wishing to move into employment, there are numerous opportunities such as: Beauty therapist in a salon, spa or cruise liner, make-up or beauty consultancy and sales, salon/spa management or teaching.

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