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Beauty Therapy – Level 3

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About the course

This one-year course is for students who have an existing Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and want to take their skills to a higher level. It combines advanced electrical facial treatments a variety of massage disciplines and eyelash extensions, to develop flexible skills for a career in beauty therapy. All students will study anatomy and physiology, health and safety, personal development, planning and promotion of events. Your skills will be developed in our real-life salon working environment at The Retreat, completing practical assessments on members of the public. You will also be expected to complete written assignments and online exams. The course includes facial electrotherapy (including microdermabrasion & microcurrent), body massage, stone therapy, pre-blended aromatherapy, Indian head massage and eyelash extensions. Industry placement is a requirement throughout the course.

Topics and units

– Electrical facials
– Indian head massage
– Body massage
– Anatomy and physiology
– Pre-blended aroma
– Stone massage
– Eyelash extensions
– Planning and promoting activities and events

Industry placement opportunities:
Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, Body and Mind in Wellington, Glow Beauty Salon at Trench, Tantalize Wellington.

Careers and progression

Progressing to: Senior beauty therapist, salon manager, self-employment or cruise liner therapist
University – Spa Management, Theatrical and Media make-up.
HND in Buisness @Telford College
Aspirational careers: London Wellness Academy – the cruise ship franchise – Elemis, Champneys, or Deborah Mitchell at Heaven, beauty therapist to the stars and former Telford College student

Entry requirements

A full Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification NVQ or equivalent, plus GCSE grade 4 or above in English and/or maths

Additional information

Students will have opportunties to attend trips, visits and guest speaker sessions. Students will be expected to work in the commercial salons and reception during salon days

All students will need to arrange and attend work experience – related to beauty therapy.

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full Time


1 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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Upcoming events

Open event
09 October 2024
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Open event
13 November 2024
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
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