- Subject Area
- Hair, Beauty & Retail
- Age Group
(Full Time - 1 year)
(Full Time - 1 year)
Designed for those who already have a good understanding of beauty therapy skills, this Level 3 Diploma will help you advance your knowledge and expertise with a range of specialist techniques.
You’ll get to explore all the products and equipment used in a modern beauty salon, studying mandatory units that focus on facial electrotherapy, body electrotherapy and body massage. You will also continue to develop an essential understanding of how to care for clients in this industry, and how to ensure health & safety is followed in the salon.
As part of the Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies, you’ll also need to take at least one additional unit with 8 credits. You’ll have a number of options to choose from here, ranging from the skills required for Indian head massages, to the techniques needed for intimate waxing for both male and female clients. You could also look at micro dermabrasion, stone therapy or electrical epilation, depending on your interests.
To enrol on this Level 3 Beauty Therapy Studies Diploma, 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.
How will I be assessed?
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.
Continuing Your Journey
You’ll have a full Level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy Studies at the end of this course, with a wide-ranging knowledge that will enable you to take up one of a number of different roles in the Hair and Beauty industry.
You could focus on some of the specialist skills and techniques you’ve learnt, or work as a general beauty therapist in a salon. You could even set up your own business, which is where the Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management at The Manchester College could help.
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Fees, Finance & Funding
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, Funding and Finance Page.
Got a question?
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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. Make an enquiry
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Hair, Beauty & Retail
When there is always a demand to look good and feel great, you'll find rewarding careers for hairdressers and beauty therapies all across Greater Manchester and the North West.