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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.

Gain hands on industry experience, and the beauty therapy skills and knowledge to kickstart your career. Begin your journey by perfecting your craft in our state-of-the-art training rooms, then move onto real life clients in our Riverside Salon.

If you've got a passion for all things beauty you're in the right place to perfect the correct techniques as our expert tutors are on hand with years of experience.

Spend time focusing on a range of different beauty therapy treatments including body massage, facial electrotherapy, microdermabrasion, tanning and stone therapy.

You'll learn all the important aspects of working in a salon such as health and safety and communicating with clients.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in Rochdale Town Centre, Greater Manchester.


City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (QCF)

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above to include English or Maths. You 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.


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 you can either progress on to Higher Education, employment or complete an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Nail Services.

For those 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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