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 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 the practical aspects of running and managing a successful salon.

This 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 public, staff, and other students.

  • What will be studied
    • Body massage
    • Facial and Body electrical treatments
    • Electrical Epilation
    • Tanning
    • Eyelash extensions
    • Monitoring workplace Health and Safety operations
    • Financial effectiveness of the business
    • Planning on implementing promotional activities
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • Completion of Level 2 Beauty Therapy
    • 4 GCSEs in grades 4 or above including English and Maths
    • Possess an artistic flair
    • Have excellent people skills
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

  • How will this course be delivered?
    • Practical workshops
    • Theoretical studies
    • Tutorials from our awardwinning 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 for 16 hours per week over three days.

  • How will I be assessed?
    • Practical observation in a salon environment
    • Written assignments
    • Online examinations
  • Other Information:

    Work experience opportunities:

    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, know-how and confidence.

    English and Maths:

    If you are between 16-18, you will be required to continue studying Maths and English, alongside your main programme, if you have not achieved your GCSE grade 4 or above.

    Maths and English skills are also embedded into your Beauty Therapy course. You will develop your English skills by learning new terminology as we develop further knowledge of anatomy and physiology. You will also develop your communication skills are you learn how to act professionally. You will develop your Maths skills by learning how to organise your time to carry out treatments with commercially acceptable timings and using numbers within epilation needle sizing and single eyelash lengths.


    All Hair and Beauty students are required to purchase KC-approved uniforms and kits from a supplier recommended by the department

  • Exam Board:

    Upon completion of this course, you can go onto study for a university degree.

    Alternatively, you can go straight into 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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