Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is designed for those wishing to progress from the Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy Services and advance their skills to enable them to work within salons and spas, offering a full range of treatments. You will be required to show a mature and professional attitude and passion for working with clients.

You will be studying a combination of units, including theoretical knowledge and practical understanding. These may include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Working with colleagues
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety
  • Client care and communication
  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Provide body and faceelectrotherapy
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide body stone therapy
  • Massage with preblended aromatherapy oils

Units are taught in class contact sessions including lectures, tutorials and workshops.

Please note, there is an additional cost for kit that will be discussed at your interview. Once you enrol on the course, you will receive further details and links to make purchases from the College or directly with suppliers.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is throughout the year with online examinations and continual practical assessment on clients in a realistic working environment, as well as written coursework and presentations.

Progression Options

To expand your knowledge, you could study a Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies course, business course or short course. You may wish to consider the Foundation Degree in Media Make-up at University Centre Somerset at our Taunton campus. Unfortunately, other Level 4 beauty-related courses are currently not available at BTC. Alternatively, on successful completion of Level 3 beauty qualification, you could gain employment in beauty salons or spas, on cruise liners, in sales and marketing, within product companies, in the make-up industry, company training or have the opportunity to travel abroad.

Course Summary

Course Title Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including English and maths and must have completed a Llevel 2 Beauty qualification as a prerequisite to the Level 3 course. Entry is also subject to a successful interview.

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The work experience opportunities at BTC have been really beneficial. I started by helping out at Cedar Falls Health Farm & Spa, and by the end of the week, I was giving complementary treatments. Now I’ve completed my Level 2 and am starting to study my Level 3, I work there part-time which is great for my coursework.

Rebecca Brown- Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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