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Beauty Therapy Level Apprenticeship at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

If you wish to progress your knowledge of the beauty industry and be employed as an apprentice, then this course is for you. You will attend college on a Monday and be employed in the beauty industry within a salon for 30 hours or more per week.

The level 3 advanced apprenticeship has been designed to allow progression from a level 2 course or apprenticeship. You will learn advanced techniques for face and body treatments and it will require you to be self-motivated and dedicated to learning as there is a lot of study involving anatomy and physiology, electrical science, professional product knowledge, salon management in the industry and an overview of general laws, legislation and regulations linked to the specific subject areas along with learning the latest therapies and treatments.

Course content

Compulsory subjects include:

  • Unit G22: Monitor procedures to safely control work operations;
  • Unit H32: Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities;
  • Unit B13: Provide body electrical treatments;
  • Unit B14: Provide facial electrical treatments;
  • Unit B20: Provide body massage treatments;
  • Unit B29: Provide electrical epilation treatments;
  • Unit B28: Provide stone therapy treatments;
  • Level 2 Maths Funcional Skills;
  • Level 2 English Functional Skills.

Please note: ALL UNITS and QUALIFICATIONS that are part of the Advanced Apprenticeship MUST BE COMPLETED to achieve the apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy, an excellent reference from your Level 2 provider, an acceptable interview and employment in a salon for a minimum of 30 hours per week.
You must be able to demonstrate a standard in English and Maths to Level 2 and demonstrate you can retain knowledge at Level 2 which you advance upon in Level 3 Beauty and that you will be able to cope with the significant jump in the level of work required in Level 3 Beauty/Massage.


You will be observed and assessed in your employment carrying out treatments and by City & Guilds online GOLA exams. Please note you must be committed and revise to ensure you successfully complete the GOLA exams.

Future opportunities

Continue employment in your job as a full-time level 3 therapist.

If you work hard and achieve this qualification to a high standard you will be very employable in the beauty industry. Future jobs may include working in: large professional salons; hotels; spas and health farms; cruise ships and overseas; health centres; or you may even buy or set up your own business.

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: 19 April 2016

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