Beauty Therapy Level 3

This engaging and practical course provides progression from the Level 2 Diploma. It will extend your skills as a beauty therapist by introducing you to a larger range of specialist beauty face and body treatments, including body massage, analysis enhanced with the use of mechanical massage, electrical face and body treatments incorporating advanced skin analysis and individual eyelash extensions. You will develop skills and knowledge in running a beauty business, including retailing and promotional activity, health and safety, and client care and consultation.




Level 3

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60068 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

This Level 3 Extended Diploma in Beauty Therapy provides progression from Level 2 Beauty Therapy. This engaging and practical vocational course will extend your skills as a Beauty Therapist by introducing you to a larger range of specialist beauty face and body treatments including body massage, electrical face and body treatments, spray tanning, individual eyelashes, retailing and promotional activity, health and safety, client care and consultation, and by giving you the opportunity to develop skills in the running of a beauty business. This increased depth of knowledge will prepare you for work in salons, hotels, health and fitness spas, airlines, cruise liners and department stores in the UK or overseas. A work placement is an essential feature of the course. It will give you a valuable insight into the commercial world of beauty therapy as well as looking great on your CV - thanks to strong links with local employers we can help set up this placement for you. Local industry professionals will also take part in the final assessment process to determine your final grade, these range from Pass to Distinction depending on your collective unit achievement Opportunities to shine will include encouragement to take part in internal and external skills events such as World skills UK.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Successful completion of the Level 2 course, and English and maths GCSE at grade 4.

How will I be assessed?

Your knowledge and understanding in these units will be collected in a portfolio of evidence. Guidance for this will come from your assessor. Your assessor may also ask questions to confirm your knowledge and understanding. Your assessor will also observe your practical performance in one assessment. Your grade will be determined by achievement of assessment criteria and achievement of additional performance standards.

What qualification will I achieve?

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Beauty Therapy This level of qualification allows you to perform a wider variety of professional treatments and enhances your employment and career prospects. Progress to the Diploma in Complementary Therapies Level 4 in Salon management provide a suitable route.

What can I do after completing this course?

Career opportunities as an advanced beauty therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Commercial salons
  • Independent freelance business
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Television, film, theatre
  • Cruise liners
  • Hospitals/care homes salons

This course can also provide a pathway to more specialised courses such as Level advanced training in all aspects of Beauty Therapy.

Are there any extra costs?

There is a requirement to purchase a college kit and Level 3 salon wear. Attendance is compulsory on some trips and visits. Price TBC

Additional Info

You should have displayed the dedication to build on both practical and interpersonal skills when working on clients. Additional skills which will help you to succeed are, a good standard of professional appearance to reflect the industry, a genuine interest in people and the ability to communicate and make a difference.