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Beauty Therapy Techniques Level 3 Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This programme is designed for those of you who have successfully completed a level 2 beauty programme and want to gain the skills required to become a top class level 3 beauty therapist and have the opportunity to gain employment in the Industry.

Your programme of study is tailored to meet the needs of industry, as well as yours, to develop you to become an exceptional therapist. You will be required to attend college classes and undertake work related activities and work related educational visits as part of your programme of study.

On completion of the programme you will have:

  • Developed an awareness of the study skills necessary to attain a Level 3;
  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques;
  • An overview of general laws, legislations linked to the specific subject areas;
  • A remedial knowledge of human anatomy and physiology;
  • The ability to progress into employment or progress to level 4;
  • Experienced events, training and trips to enhance your skills, knowledge and experience.

Course content

Observed treatments in a realistic salon environment, online exams and written tasks.

Compulsory subjects include:

  • Unit 301: Working with colleagues within the beauty-related industries (2 credits);
  • Unit 302: Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon (4 credits);
  • Unit 303: Client care and communication in beauty related industries (3 credits);
  • Unit 304: Promote and sell products and services to clients (4 credits);
  • Unit 305: Provide body massage (9 credits);
  • Unit 306: Provide facial electrotherapy treatments (11 credits);
  • Unit 307: Provide body electrotherapy treatments (11 credits).

Option A:

  • Unit 308: Provide electrical epilation (11 credits);
  • Unit 321: Apply micro-dermabrasion (4 credits).

Option B:

  • Unit 313: Provide self-tanning (2 credits);
  • Unit 321: Apply micro-dermabrasion (4 credits);
  • Unit 322: Apply stone therapy massage (9 credits).

Entry requirements

You will need to have successfully completed a level 2 beauty qualification or equivalent and level 1 maths and English, attend a trade test to include practical and written test of level 2 knowledge and provide an excellent reference from previous level 2 course. You will also have online English and Maths skills tests prior to enrolment.


Observed treatments in a realistic salon environment, online exams and written tasks.

Future opportunities

This study programme will give you all the skills required and more in order for you to gain employment in your chosen area of the beauty industry which can include local salons and spas; national and international spas, hotels, beauty salons and clinics; cruise liners; product companies; training establishments; media. It will also facilitate you to progress onto a Level 4 Beauty Qualification.

You may gain employment in the beauty industry. Some of our past students have gained employment in The London Hilton, The Sanctuary Covent Garden, The London Mayfair and set up their own businesses including The Award Winning Heavenly Beauty Salon in Harold Hill.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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