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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma inBeauty Therapy

If you aspire to provide massage and advanced electrotherapy treatment and have already completed a beauty-related Level 2 qualification, this course is for you.

This Beauty therapy course will provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge, equipping you to seek employment or further training within the beauty sector. You will carry out practical treatments in the college salons, the local community and will have the opportunity to act as salon manager & carry out work experience.

Awarded By:

Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA)

Key Facts

Programme Costs:

The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.



Awarding Body:

AQA / City and Guilds

Course Code:

  • 24/25QFH5161

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

1 Year


  • September 2024


You will carry out practical treatments in the College's salon and brand-new spa, working and having the opportunity to act as salon manager. The course will cover:

  • Theory and practical
  • Health and safety
  • Promote and sell products
  • Body massage
  • Facial electrotherapy
  • Indian head massage
  • Hot Stone massage

To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • online externally assessed unit exams
  • practical assessments

A kit and uniform is required to work in the salon. A bursary is available for kit and uniform requirements, subject to eligibility. Find out more: Student Services


Alongside opportunities to develop your practical skills, working in our spa, this course provides you with:

  • Students working with and being trained by a leading Beauty brand; Dermalogica, having the opportunity to train in current advanced Beauty skills such as Lash lift, Gel nails, Brow lamination
  • Receiving training and work experience opportunities with local and large employers such as Ragdale Hall, Champneys, OneSpaWorld (Steiner), Clarins amongst other guest speakers. These said employers deliver units on the programme to reinforce industry expectations and standards as well as offering work experience
  • Opportunity to take part in competitions & volunteer in the local community at a residential home, the council and Falcon Centre
  • Have the ability to go on trips and visits to spas, wholesalers and Beauty shows
  • Take part in our popular Health spa days working with other areas of the department


A Level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy, plus GCSE (or Functional Skills) English and Maths at grade C/4 (or Level 2)


Upon successful completion of this course, you could choose to progress on to a Level 4 programme of study or enter into employment in the beauty industry as a beauty therapist, technical representative, or spa/salon manager.

We work with local employers, including Ragdale Hall, Steiner, Hoar Cross Hall, and many other salons, who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of your training.

Employers will provide demonstrations, talks on the industry, and, where possible, work placements. This practical training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the beauty or spa therapy industries or specialist further study.

Industry progression opportunities:

  • Cruise liners
  • Spas
  • Salons
  • Counters
  • Trainers
  • Assessors
  • Teachers
  • Technicians
  • Make-up artists
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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