About the course
This one year course in Level 3 Beauty Therapy – Massage covers a large amount of Anatomy and Physiology to develop and provide a greater and more in-depth understanding of the human body and its systems.
* If you are aged 19 or over and are starting a further education course at level 3 or above, you may qualify for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan. This course is eligible for a 19+ Loan – for more information on how to apply click here.
What you will learn
During this course you will cover a number of core units, each teaching you a different skill or technique. Some of the units will cover are listed below:
- G22: Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
- H32: Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
- B20 Provide body massage treatments
- B23 Provide Indian Head massage
- B21 Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
- B28 Provide stone therapy treatment
- B14 Facial Electrical
Lessons will be taught in the colleges very own modern, professional, commercial salons where you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt on paying customers. The salons are a real asset to the college and the experience you will have whilst working in them, will prepare you for any work you will have in a salon in the future. Having this facility also allows you develop customer service and customer relations skills as well as all the practical ability to carry out the treatments.
All teaching methods are selected to meet the levels and abilities of the individuals within the class and lecturers will do their best to meet the needs of every member of their class as individuals.
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.
As well as taking part in practical and theory lessons, you are required to complete essential homework tasks via CityBit, our virtual learning environment.
Assessments are carried out throughout the year and are a part of your study. As well as taking part in practical lessons in the salons, you are required to participate in student led activities within the class, complete work packs and case studies to create a portfolio of evidence. Carrying out these tasks will give you theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills.
You are required to research information for your assignments in your own time, alongside practicing practical skills at home. You will be expected to provide models for your practical assessments; your models will be expected to contribute to the cost of consumables.
- 3 GCSEs A*-C including English, maths and science
- Or, candidates who have successfully completed a Level 2 General beauty therapy course with a satisfactory reference and skills assessment
- You need to have a passion for improving well being and lifestyle
- You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto the course
Dates, times & fees
|Start Date||Course Times||Duration||Campus||Fees|
|19/09/17||17.00 - 21.00||1 year (Tues & Thurs)||Main||£2000 *(eligible for 19+ Advanced Learning Loan)|
Upon completion of this course, you may wish to progress by adding to your industry skills by attending part-time courses in stone therapy, reflexology or progress onto the Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Technical Salon Management. Or you may choose to work in beauty salons, cruise ships, health clubs and spas or begin your own business venture. The skills gained in this course will equip you to follow any of these paths.
The beauty industry is a professional career; therefore we have certain rules and regulations within the Beauty salons that you must adhere to. You will not be accepted in the beauty salon without the following:
- Full beauty kit
- A clean and well pressed uniform – La Beeby black tunic and trousers
- Clean shoes from La Beeby
- Day make up
- Clean tidy hairstyle hair should be tied back
- No jewellery except a wedding band
- Short nails which are unvarnished
- No nail extensions
- Facial piercings are to be removed
You will be required to wear a beauty uniform, and have a kit, you will be provided with order forms for these items. It is compulsory that you will have this kit before you start the course. We also recommend that you have a subject text book; the purchasing of this can be discussed at your interview.
Studied Beauty Therapy at City College.
Now a Beauty Therapist at the Grand Harbour Health Club and Spa.
19-year-old Laura Griffiths had no trouble finding her first job as a beauty therapist at the Grand Harbour Hotel after completing level two and three NVQ Diplomas in Beauty Therapy at City College Southampton.
After one year at the Grand Harbour Health Club and Spa, Laura has progressed to become a trainee team leader and has been on intensive training for ESPA luxury spa products. She is also a qualified pregnancy massage therapist.
Laura, from Lordshill, said: "The experience I gained from training in a working salon at City College was invaluable. It taught me exactly what to expect from the world of work and the proper way to interact with real paying clients."
Often delivering more than 15 treatments a day to clients from the hotel, tourists who visit before and after their cruise holidays and day visitors to the spa, Laura says her days are busy but she enjoys interacting with the varied clientele. As a trainee team leader, Laura is an essential level of support for more junior staff just starting out in their careers.
Laura made the most of her time at City College by taking additional courses in spray tanning and ear piercing to make sure her education was as well rounded as possible. She said: "So many people recommended I go to City College. I really enjoyed the level three diploma as I was interested in the anatomy and physiology modules. It's definitely something that I want to continue to improve my skills in to help for the future."