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Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

Training is undertaken in a practical working environment in our superb training/ commercial salons and clinic.

There is an option to study additional certificates to the Level 3 qualification in Bamboo Massage. Previous students have progressed to a range of exciting careers including running their own successful salons and providing treatments on cruise ships across the globe.

Last year’s students also took part in the College’s Hair & Beauty Show.

Course content

This course has been specifically designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills, including face and body electrotherapy and body massage.

To further enhance your practical skills you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge through studying units such as individual permanent lashes, intimate waxing, spray tan and applying self-tan products.

You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication.

You can also choose to learn about IT and data handling and contributing to the effective running of a beauty therapy business.

You will develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of essential practical skills.


Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (to include maths, science and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade
  • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
  • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area


You will be assessed on a continuous basis in a realistic working environment and produce a portfolio of evidence. You will also be assessed by assignments, test papers and documented evidence of case studies.

Financial information

Please Note: All workshops and additional certificates will incur a charge and are not part of the formal Level 3 qualification structure.

Future opportunities

Study options may include:

  • Level 4 Beauty Courses
  • Higher Education courses in Management
  • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (part time)

Employment opportunities are varied and are not just limited to the UK:

  • Salon
  • Health Spa/Hotel
  • Cruise Liner
  • Sales and Distribution
  • Managerial position or Salon Ownership

Further information

Maths and English

All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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