Beauty Therapy

Qualification: Technical Diploma
Level 3

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About the course

This course will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology in beauty therapy. You will also develop your communication and customer service skills consulting with clients, successfully promoting and retailing products and providing a range of beauty treatments including Swedish massage, skin and body analysis.

Alongside theory classes you will learn practical skills in our commercial beauty salon, Kudos, where you will work with real paying customers.

Full-time students aged 16-18 will follow a study programme at City College which includes:

  • The main subject qualification
  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A*-C/9-4 in these subjects by age 16
  • Additional activities, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals

These four elements should combine to provide stretch and challenge to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.


What you will learn
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Client Care and consultation
  • Body Analysis
  • Skin Analysis
  • Swedish Body Massage
  • Body Electrical Treatments
  • Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Electrical Science
  • Mechanical Massage
  • Anatomy and physiology for the face and body

Training at City College will give you a huge advantage as you will learn in our purpose built hair and beauty salon, Kudos. You will learn with industry standard equipment working under supervision with real, paying clients to give you a wealth of experience.


70% coursework/practical - 30% exam

Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 (including English, maths and science) AND 
  • Level 2 Technical Beauty Therapy (including GCSE English and maths grade A*-C)

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/09/18 1 year Main
What next?
  • Work in salons, theatres, fashion houses, spas or on cruise ships
  • Degree at university
  • Start your own business
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Visits to trade shows
  • Guest speakers
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities