Beauty Therapy Diploma – Level 3


This job-ready qualification will allow you to advance your previous skillset, 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.

#TeamKC'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

    Course content will include practical units such as:

    • Body massage
    • Facial treatments
    • Electrical epilation
    • Tanning
    • Application of eyelash extensions

    Theory units will include:

    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Advanced health & safety
    • Planning and implementation of promotional activities.
  • What are the entry requirements?

    If you are under 19, in order to be considered for this hugely popular course, you will require the following:

    • 4 GCSE's at grade 4 or above; these must include English and three other academic subjects
    • Provide a suitable character reference
    • Complete a written task
    • Possess an artistic flair
    • Have excellent people skills

    Mature students are welcome to apply. Please contact our Learner Services for more information.

  • Where does this course lead to?

    Completion of this Level 3 Diploma will open up an array of progression routes, such as:

    • Senior therapist at a salon or spa
    • Salon manager
    • Spa manager
    • Work on cruise ships
    • University
  • 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.  

  • How to get a place?
    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE
  • 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

    Due to the nature of this course a course kit and uniform will be required.

  • Exam Board:

    Completion of this Level 3 Diploma will open up an array of progression routes, such as:

    • Senior therapist at a salon or spa
    • Salon manager
    • Spa manager
    • Work on cruise ships
    • University


Start Date : September 2022 End Date : July 2023 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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