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Beauty Therapy Treatments VTCT Level 3 Diploma at Leeds City College

Course description

This course is for learners seeking a career as a senior beauty therapist. It is designed for learners aged 16 years and over, and will support you to gain employment as a beauty therapist. 

The units in this qualification will give you all the skills and knowledge required for this specific job role. 

This is a vocational qualification to develop practical skills, communication and professionalism. Throughout the year, you will work on external clients in beauty commercial sessions. 

The Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification is a pre-requisite for Level 3 Beauty Therapy.

Course content

This course includes all the required elements to work as a beauty therapist. Mandatory units are: 

  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Following health and safety practice in the salon
  • Providing facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Providing body electrotherapy treatments
  • Providing body massage 
  • Stone massage

You will have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills with the addition of optional specialist units providing flexibility to develop your knowledge.

Entry requirements

Learners will be invited in for an information and interview session on completion of the application form.

Four grade 4s or above (one of the grades must be in maths, English or both.


Previous attainment of a level 2 qualification in beauty therapy along with a successful skills test and interview.


You will build a portfolio of evidence and be assessed continually throughout your programme.

Practical observations – assessment of treatments

Written assessment is a variety of tasks, assignments, workbooks and case studies

End of unit tests

Financial information

 16 - 18: no fee

Future opportunities

You could progress to the Level 4 Beauty Specialist course in Skin rejuvenation and Advanced Hair Removal Techniques to broaden employability and career opportunities. 

On successful completion of the Level 3 Beauty Therapy course you could: 

  • Work in a commercial beauty salon/ spa
  • Become a beauty therapy trainer
  • Work in professional retail concession
  • Work independently as a freelance

Further information

English and Maths are built into your course if your grades are below 4/5

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: 29 January 2019
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