Beauty Therapy Massage – Level 3

This Level 3 Beauty Therapy Massage course has been designed to prepare you to enter the beauty sector, rather than focusing on one specific area within the industry. You'll be covering a diverse range of modules, skills, and background knowledge, thoroughly preparing you to enter the world of beauty therapy!

This intensive 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!

Providing you with an excellent knowledge of massage and modern electrical treatments, studying the science behind beauty treatments to confidently advise your client and learning the practical aspects of running and managing a successful salon, this Diploma covers all aspects to find your place within the beauty industry.

  • What will be studied
    • Body massage
    • Indian head massage
    • Preblended aromatherapy oil massage
    • Stone therapy treatments
    • Monitoring workplace Health and Safety operations
    • Planning and implementing promotional activities
    • Facial electrical treatments
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 4 GCSEs in grades 4 or above, including English and Maths
    • Completion of Level 2 Beauty Therapy
    • Possess a strong work ethic
    • Have excellent people skills
  • What qualifications will be gained?

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

  • How will this course be delivered?
    • Practical workshops
    • Theoretical studies
    • Tutorials from our awardwinning staff
    • Selfdirected home study

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

    This course is run for 16 hours per week over three days.

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

  • How will I be assessed?
    • Essays
    • Individual research
    • Formative assessments
    • Group presentations
    • Summative assessments
    • Timed tests
  • 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-week work placement for you as part of this course, giving you the opportunity to work within another salon environment and develop your skills, innovation, 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.


    All Hair and Beauty students are required to purchase KC-approved uniforms and kits.

  • 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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