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Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments (Adult Course)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This exciting course is specifically designed to prepare you for a successful career as an employed and/or self-employed Beauty Therapist.

Based in our busy commercial salon, you will delve into the science behind beauty therapy treatments while providing a diverse range of treatments to paying clients from face and body electrical treatments to Swedish massage.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Client care and consultation
  • Body analysis
  • Skin analysis
  • Swedish massage therapy
  • Body electrical treatments
  • Facial electrical treatments
  • Electrical science
  • Mechanical massage
  • Anatomy and physiology for the face and body systems

You will also have the opportunity to complete additional training workshops with dermalogica, for example the Pro Power Peel training and Acne, Allergies and Ageing workshop, which will provide you with a deep knowledge and understanding of these various treatments and skin types.

In addition to Dermalogica, you will have the opportunity to work with the luxury brand, Eve Taylor. You will learn about their fantastic body range including specific body oils and exfoliation products to offer a tailored treatment to your client. Further training opportunities are also available with Eve Taylor.

We also have exciting guest speakers from the industry to offer support in recruitment and progression.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by practical observations carried out within a realistic working environment, portfolio evidence and external examinations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully achieved a level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification. You should also have GCSE English and Maths at grade C (grade 4) or above, or level 2 Functional Skills.

What are the course fees?

The course fee is £3,345.

If you are aged 19 or over, you could also choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility isn't dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments don't start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,000 per year. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please visit our dedicated Advanced Learner Loan page.

There are also a number of payment options including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
  • Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry

Alternatively, you may wish to travel the world working on cruise ships, build your clientele in a local salon or spa, embrace the rewards of retail sales or even grow your own business.

Additional Information

As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for financial support to cover these costs.

Are you ready to apply?

Are you

ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Please note, we have taken our utmost care to describe and show course information as accurately as possible. St Helens College reserves the right to amend, remove and add courses in the future. This information cannot be considered contractual and advertised course fees are subject to change.

Ref: Jade Johnson



Inspiring Success

Sophie Thumb

“Learning about a variety of beauty treatments and taking part in a work placement, has given me the confidence to secure a part-time position in a local salon.”

Sophie, Level 2 Diploma

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