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Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Level 3 at City College Plymouth

Course description

Our Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship course is the perfect choice for those aspiring beauticians who want to earn as they learn. If you are already working in the industry, our course gives you the chance to study for a recognised qualification that will help you get ahead. You'll receive training and assessment in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, make-up and eye treatments and we'll introduce you to the anatomy and physiology related to each treatment. We'll also teach you about health and safety in the workplace, employment skills and reception duties. 

Course content

During the Apprenticeship you will study nine units covering the core body and facial electrical specialist units, as well as body massage, Indian head massage, core theory units and a specialist unit on maintaining personal health and well being. During the second year you will study a further eight units, which include your everyday beauty therapy techniques such as manicure, make-up and waxing to name but a few, as well as specialist techniques in hot stone massage, epilation and aromatherapy. Also Key functional skills will be addressed along Personal Learning and thinking skills (PLTS) - Independent enquiry, creative thinking, reflective thinking, team working, self-management and effective participation. 

Entry requirements

Often progression is from a level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy, or after completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship programme. An initial assessment is required to identify your entry level. 


There are a range of external assessments as well as practical, written and oral assessments to accompany each unit. Projects and portfolios of evidence are also required. Functional skills will be addressed along with personal learning and thinking skills, and employment rights and responsibilities. 

Future opportunities

On successful completion you may continue your studies and work towards a level 4 in beauty therapy, body and spa therapy or nail technology at the College. You can also work in beauty salons, nail studios etc. Alternative career opportunities exist in wholesale, retail and marketing. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Plymouth directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2016

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