Advanced Apprentceship (Level 3) in
Beauty Therapy

  • This apprenticeship is delivered initially within the College in one of the well-equipped salons (usually on a day release basis) where the apprentice is able to access excellent resources to develop their practice.  Assessments of competence are completed within the employer’s premises and within the professional salons within College.
  • The delivery team are vocationally expert and are able to share their knowledge and experience of excellent practice.  Further specialist training by external experts is incorporated into the delivery to ensure best practice.
  • The apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a dedicated Instructor/Trainer.  The Instructor/Trainer will liaise with the employer to ensure that the progress of the apprenticeship is maintained.  In addition, the apprentice will utilise the support tools within the electronic mapping and tracking tool that the College utilises

Course Content

This course is for those who have completed a Level 2 Beauty Therapy course and want to upskill. As a beauty therapy apprentice, you’ll assist senior therapists and learn a range of skills and techniques, such as how to improve facial skin conditions, wax body hair, spray tan, shape and colour brows, perform hand and foot treatments, and apply make-up.


For the NVQ element of the Apprenticeship, students will attend the College one day a week at our on-site facilities, which include salons, a spa, massage room, and various other beauty therapy facilities.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and Maths at grade D or above or Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 1. Apprentices will ideally have previously completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship or VRQ in Beauty Therapy.

Progression Opportunities

Promotion opportunities exist to become a senior therapist or make-up artist.

Next Steps

Key Facts



Course Duration:

2 Years