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Beauty and Spa Therapy City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3 at Suffolk New College

Course description

Learn to carry out complex beauty treatments to high standards, working on clients and using premium products and brands. Trips may be available, with the possibility of going to Centre Parcs, where you can experience a luxury spa session and talks about future career prospects with professionals.  You also have the opportunity to show off your skills at events, such as the Suffolk Show. You will undertake meaningful activity with employers during your study.

Course content

Are you a qualified level 2 Beauty Therapist and wish to develop your skills to open up some great opportunities for employment, both here and abroad?

This programme is designed to enable you to build upon your current skills and provides you with knowledge and training in body massage, face and body treatments using electrotherapy, provide spa treatments, anatomy and physiology and optional units in epilation, tanning, Indian head massage and individual eyelash extensions.

You will also learn how to enhance your treatments using a selection of high tech specialist equipment within our fantastic salon facilities in ‘The Zone’ and will provide clients with treatment packages linked to our state of the art spa. Throughout your training programme, you will be required to carry out treatments on peers and paying clients, demonstrating your ability to meet the national requirements in a number of practical and theory based units.

Entry requirements

A full time level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification and an academic profile of 4 GCSEs at grade D or grade 3, including English Language or equivalent.


To gain this qualification, students will successfully achieve one externally set synoptic examination and one externally set synoptic practical examination, and optional unit assessment.

Financial information

Approximately £80 for uniform/kit and £45 for trips/materials.

Future opportunities

You can progress into a range of beauty roles within the industry such as a beautician. Further opportunities could occur as a private educator and assessor, training academy employee, manager or salon owner. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk New College directly.

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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