Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Full Time, Level 3 (City and Guilds)

Your Unique Experience

Practical beauty therapy lessons take place alongside commercial salon sessions and theory lessons. Practical lessons include working on live paying clients. You will take part in trips, visits, seminars and competitions alongside your lessons to ensure you have a very good understanding of the industry in which you will work

Learners are expected to undertake work experience in a salon setting. Gaining part time employment in a salon will greatly enhance your skills and aid employability and progression opportunities.

An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will be designed with you, to meet your needs. Targets will be set to enable your progress and achievement.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor who specifically looks after your pastoral and progress requirements throughout the course

You will be trained in the use of specialist, professional products and treatments.

Course Content

This course covers all aspects Of Beauty Therapy and Spa including the following units:

Health and Safety

Working In The Beauty industry

Consultation – face & body analysis

Body Massage

Body Electrical

Facial Electrical

Stone Therapy

You will also complete 36 hours of work experience in industry as part of your study programme

More than just a Course

Beauty Therapy offers an exciting and challenging career in a fast paced industry. This advanced level, specialist course will develop your core employability skills such as communication and retail alongside specialist, advanced, practical beauty therapy skills. It will give you the knowledge and practical skills to progress to a course at level 4 in Beauty Therapy, Media Hair Styling & Make Up or Nails or to work in a supervisory capacity in industry. Alternatively you could progress to a higher level Apprenticeship.

If you are interested in a career in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Tameside College offers a wide range of courses to get you started in a rewarding career in these areas. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to progress within the sector and enable you to progress your career in this industry.

Course Format

This is a full time study programme.

Special Features

Uniform:£35.99 (for ladies and Men’s uniforms)

Equipment cost:£124.51

Uniform and equipment costs are correct as of 19 July 2017 – prices are subject to change

Entry Qualifications

Potential learners should have a good general education and require 4 x GCSE grade D or above or level 2 in Beauty Therapy. Learners should also possess the following qualities:

A genuine interest in the subject

Good communication skills


Enjoy working with people and in a team

Good dexterity skills

Personal commitment

Be reliable & punctual

You will need to complete 6 hours per week home study


You could progress to further study in the following;

Level 3 Artificial Nails

Level 4 Spa Management

HNC or HND Sports Therapy

Foundation Degree in Beauty Therapy or Spa Management

Or Employment or self-employment in a range of settings;

Health Farms

Cruise Ships

Freelance stylist or high street salons

Product companies.

Higher level Apprenticeship


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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