Hair and Beauty

Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques, Level 3

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?

Course overview

Are you passionate about the beauty industry? Can you see yourself working on a cruise liner or owning your own salon? Do you want a job role that's front facing? Our NVQ Level 3 builds on the knowledge and skills you have gained from the Level 2 course to give you a deeper insight into the industry. Our course will develop your therapist skills to include a range of facial and body treatments, alongside aspects of salon management, administration and health and safety, to enable you to meet the high expectations of the industry.

Alongside self-tanning and spa skills, you will learn how to carry out facial and body electrotherapy treatments, epilation, body massage and Indian head massage. You will also learn how to manage the reception desk, promote products and contribute to the financial effectiveness of a business.

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds. However, if you’re an adult, why not consider our part-time option.

Entry requirements

You must have a relevant Level 2 qualification. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory interview. As part of your interview process, you will be asked to prepare a research project that displays your knowledge of the sector and demonstrates your commitment to the course.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Electrical science
- Body & facial electrical treatments
- Client care and consultation
- Body & skin analysis
- Anatomy and physiology
- Swedish massage
- Mechanical massage

How will I be assessed?

You will create a portfolio of your work based on the skills you develop at Fountains or Fusion and your tutor will mark this as you complete each task. Each unit is delivered individually, so you can work at your own pace and be assessed when you feel ready.

What can I do next

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a Beauty Therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a Beauty Massage Therapist.

Career opportunities as a Beauty Massage Therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including, working in commercial beauty salons, working in destination and day spas, working on cruise ships and working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.