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Beauty Therapy VRQ Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3 at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

If you want to take your beauty therapy career to the next level then this course is for you. Our Level 3 beauty therapy programme enables learners to further develop the knowledge and skills, professional expertise and supervisory skills from those gained at Level 2. This course provides therapists with the competitive edge in terms of quality, employability and professional standards.

Course content

This is an intensive course which covers advanced beauty therapy skills the course content includes anatomy and physiology, business management, permanent hair removal using diathermy, galvanic & the blend, head & body massage, hot stone massage, electrotherapy for body & face including micro-current and microdermabrasion treatments. You will also help promote and sell products and services to clients, study anatomy and physiology, provide body massage, facial electrotherapy treatments, body electrotherapy treatments, dry spa treatments and electrical epilation to our paying clients at the Image Centre. As part of your programme of study you will participate in work experience to develop your employability skills.

Entry requirements


Successful completion of Level 2 in the subject plus maths or English at grade C/ 4


Continual practical assessment through observation in a real working environment, assignments, case studies and written tests.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Students may progress onto a Level 4 in Management and Advanced Techniques in Beauty Therapy or a Foundation Degree in Spa Management or employment.

Further information

Both Image Centres have state-of-the-art facilities offering a realistic working environment. The Leigh centre has a nail studio and luxurious spa facilities. All students must purchase a kit and an Image Centre uniform, which must be worn when attending classes.

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: 30 November 2018

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    • The Image Centre - Leigh is a designated “Wella Centre of Excellence” dedicated to hair, beauty and holistic therapy.

      The impressive Wella accreditation means that the Centre has achieved the highest standard of training and demonstrates excellent links with industry.

      The Centre offers realistic working environments, including hairdressing and beauty salons, a nail studio, a theatrical & media make-up room, spa pool, sauna, flotation couch and more.

      As well as teaching the next generation of top practitioners, the Centre is also open for beauty therapy and hairdressing appointments.