Beauty T Level, Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This challenging and exciting course focuses on the Hairdressing, Beauty and Barbering sector. This T level has been designed by employers to provide the best readiness for this exciting industry.

This programme runs over two years and consists of the core delivery and 1 of 3 specialist pathways to choose from. These include Barbering, Beauty or Hairdressing. This programme includes the extensive knowledge and skills you I will need to work and thrive in the sector. You will gain experience working in a realistic environment created within the College’s salons and be able to provide services to members of the public and other paying clients. Over the two-year period you will build your knowledge and skills alongside demonstrating your competency ready for industry as part of a final assessment.

The core content is divided into themes including:

  • Business in context
  • Health and safety
  • Safe working practices
  • The client journey
  • Client consultation
  • Sales and marketing
  • Business practices
  • Self-development.

This qualification includes a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience during an industry placement of a minimum of 315 hours across the two years. This amount of experience provides you with the work readiness you need.

This pathway includes themes for delivery including:

  • Develop and recommend bespoke treatment plans and experiences
  • Provide hand, nail and foot services to meet current trends
  • Provide a range of hair removal services
  • Perform manual and technical treatments using basic and advanced therapy techniques and equipment
  • Create and demonstrate a range of make-up looks, including enhancement of eyelashes and eyebrows.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work, presentations and practical competency assessments.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could find employment in a hairdressing, barbering or beauty salon, day spas, on cruise liners or abroad, own your own salon progress into work in the film industry or with industry product developers.

Course Summary

Course Title Beauty T Level, Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range with grade 4 in English Language and maths. It would also be preferable to achieve a grade 4 in science if you are looking to enrol on to the Beauty pathway. A keen interest in the sector and with some work-related experience would also be an advantage.

If you have not achieved the required grades to start a T Level, you could complete a tailored transition programme designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress to the Level 3 T Level, subject to your GCSEs.

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The course has given me an insight into what I could do within the industry when I graduate, and I particularly enjoy the open clinic sessions when we work on the general public.

Charlotte Cossins-Price

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