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Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma - 2020:21

Location: Guildford College
Course Code: OD09LF1A001P
Year: 2020:21
Attendance: 2.5 days per week. Monday-Friday with one late evening.
FT/PT:  Full-Time 
Exam Board:  City and Guilds of London Institute
Fees (16-18): £ 0
Fees (Adv Learner Loan): £ 3345
07/09/2020Places Available
Subject Area

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Content / Overview 

Complete your training as a beauty therapist with this course, building on the techniques of Level 2.

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, successfully promote and sell products, provide a range of beauty treatments including body massage, skin and body analysis and electrical science in order to make informed decisions for face and body electrical treatments. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

Course Modules 

Units include:

  • Working with colleagues
  • Health and Safety
  • Client care
  • Promote and sell
  • Facial electrical
  • Body electrical
  • Body massage
  • Mechanical massage
  • Massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Stone massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Additional unit
  • Anatomy & physiology

Why Study Here

Excellent facilities with up to date and well equipped training salons using professional equipment and high quality commercial products. The salons are open to the public who contribute to students training, enabling our students to be well prepared for industry and employment. Students attend educational trips to support their programme and good links to the industry are maintained.

Suitable For

Applicants who have successfully completed all aspects of Level 2 Beauty Therapy programme and who wish to become qualified in body and electrical aspects of beauty therapy along with body massage.

Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

You should have achieved a Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma or equivalent, plus Maths and English Language at grade 4 (grade C) or above. You will need to have at least 88% attendance from the Level 2 course and maintain it on the Level 3 course.

ESOL Level 2 or IELTS 5.5, BKSB Level 2 for adult learners.

Delivery Method

Excellent facilities with you to date and well equipped training salons using professional equipment and high quality commercial products. The salons are open to the public who contribute to students training, enabling our students to be well prepared for industry and employment.


Assignment work, revision and other tasks to be completed at home.


The course is theory and practically based with online tests and practical assessment work in each unit.

Further Study

Employment in beauty salons, department stores, hotels, health spas or cruise ships or set up your own business. Alternatively you could move on to further courses and Higher Education.

Additional Information

You should allow for the following additional costs: uniform, equipment, essential book list (to be advised), files, resources and an educational visit.

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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