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Level 3 Beauty Therapy at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

During this one-year advanced course you will learn the more complex side of beauty treatments and theory, giving you a more in-depth knowledge of the industry.

Course content

Building on your knowledge from the Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification you will be able to go deeper into the theory behind beauty treatments and be introduced to more advanced techniques. You will be able to understand the aging process and learn how to perform anti-aging face and body treatments, learn how to care for certain skin conditions, as well as learning more advanced hair removal techniques. You will train in Swedish body massage, how to carry out spray and cream tanning, and gain a commercial understanding for running a salon, including planning and implementing promotional events.

You will be able to build your experience of carrying out these treatments by performing them on paying clients in our fully-equipped beauty salon.

Units and treatments you will cover consist of: 

  • Advanced face and body electrical treatments
  • Epilation treatments
  • Swedish body massage
  • Spray and cream tanning
  • Planning and implementing promotional events
  • Monitoring procedures to safely control work operations
  • Face and body analysis

By the end of the course you will be able to deliver a diverse and advanced range of beauty treatments to clients. You will have built up significant experience, developed excellent customer service, and learned supervisory skills to enable you to start your career.

Entry requirements

You will need to have completed the Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification.


Your assessment will consist of 75% practical assessments on paying clients in our beauty salon, 15% coursework, such as research projects and written assignments, and 10% online exams.

Financial information

During the course you will be required to wear a uniform, which will cost approximately £60. You will also be required to purchase your kit for the year which will cost approximately £100. You may also have the opportunity to attend talks and visits throughout the year which may incur additional costs. 

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be ready to start your career in the industry as a therapist working in a salon. You may decide to continue studying with us on our Level 3 Spa Therapy course, or our Level 4 Advanced Beauty Therapy course.

You will also have a set of advnaced skills that will allow to start your career in the industry in roles such as; beauty consulting, beauty therapy, or salon manager.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1
  • Course code: 3651

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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.