Course Details

  • If you’re looking to develop the techniques you have learnt in beauty therapy a little further, and would like to start learning some of the more advanced skills used in the industry, then this Level 3 Certificate is a great place to begin.

    You’ll be introduced to a range of skills associated with body massage, focusing on the basics at first before exploring all the variations of this diverse treatment and deepening your knowledge. To help you advance in the industry, you’ll also learn more about the importance of looking after clients, and how to effectively follow health & safety practices in the salon.

    Part of this Level 3 Beauty Therapy Certificate also allows you to choose your own optional units, with at least one required to reach the minimum number of credits. You might want to stick with massage techniques and look at using aromatherapy oils, or you may wish to try something different, like providing UV tanning or applying permanent lashes. You can study what you’d like, because the choice is yours.

  • To enrol on this Level 3 Beauty Therapy Certificate, you’ll need to have at least three GSCEs at grades A*-C, including both English and a creative GCSE. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSEs in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements.

    You should also be committed to learning independently and working as part of a team, with good listening & communication skills, and an artistic flair.


  • Throughout the duration of this course, you’ll be assessed in a number of different ways, including regular practical and written work, written tests, assignments and practical observations.

    You’ll build up a portfolio of evidence (that will include pre-observations and final tests), and take part in a work placement to gain relevant industry experience.

  • After completing this Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy, you’ll have a whole host of skills under your belt and be able to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise to prospective employers in the Hair & Beauty sector.

    You might also want to advance onto the Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management with us here at The Manchester College. This will help you develop the abilities you’ll need to run your own salon and enable you to set up your own beauty business.

  • If you’re between the ages of 16 and 18 and enrolling on this course for the first time, you won’t need to pay any tuition fees.

    There may be some additional equipment costs, and if you’re not sure about how to afford college, there are a number of support options that could help you. These include special grants and bursaries, reductions in fees, and loans just for education. You can find out more on our fees, finance and funding page.

  • Would you like to know more about this course? Just ask away!

    Our course enquiries team are looking forward to hearing from you, and are more than happy to answer any questions you might have, whether it’s about this course in particular or about more general college queries.