Beauty Therapy – Level 3

This job-ready qualification will allow you to advance your previous skill set, expand your knowledge of the industry and allow you to work at a higher level, opening up increased promotion opportunities.

Providing you with an excellent knowledge of massage and modern electrical treatments and studying the science behind beauty treatments, you'll learn the necessary expertise needed to confidently advise your client as well as grasp all of the practical aspects of running and managing a successful salon.

KC's Level 3 Diploma is an excellent qualification to have under your belt as many employers seek Level 3 qualifications as their minimum requirement for employment. Throughout your study, you will be working from Kidderminster College's award-winning salon, Elements, providing treatments for the general public, staff and other students.

  • What will be studied
    • Body massage 
    • Facial and Body electrical treatments
    • Electrical Epilation
    • Tanning
    • Eyelash extensions
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 4 GCSEs at grades 4 or above to include English and Maths
    • Possess an artistic flair
    • Have excellent people skills
  • Where does this course lead to?

    Eventually, you can apply for a job as:

    • Senior therapist at a salon or spa
    • Salon manager
    • Spa manager
    • Work on cruise ships
    • Business owner
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Completion of this course will lead to a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

    This qualification is recognised nationally and internationally and is highly sought after by employers of the industry.

    With your NVQ qualification you will be able to apply for employment within salons and spas, open your own business or work from home and as a mobile therapist.

    This qualification can be delivered as an NVQ or as a Technical Level qualification and this will be discussed during interview.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This programme will be delivered via

    • Practical workshops
    • Theoretical studies
    • Tutorials from our award-winning staff.

    You will receive practical demonstrations and theory input to develop your knowledge and understanding confidently preparing you for assessment and examination

     The course is run 16 hours per week over 3 days

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary. Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

    You will be working under supervision at Kidderminster College's on-site salon, Elements, delivering services to colleagues, members of the public and staff.

    We will organise a one work placement for you as part of this course; giving you the opportunity to work within another salon environment and develop your skills, knowhow and confidence. 

  • How will I be assessed?

    As with Level 2 of this Diploma, you will be assessed practically through observation in a salon environment and will be required to complete written assignments and online examinations throughout the course period.

  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or for more information.

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad

    A uniform and kit are required to complete your practical work and assessments, they can both be purchased from a supplier recommended by the department

  • Exam Board:
    • University 
    • Employment


Start Date : September 2024 End Date : June 2025 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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