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Hair and Beauty - Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Tech Qual) at Wakefield College

Course description

Do you want to further your level 2 beauty skills by studying advanced treatments at level 3?  If so, this programme will give you advanced skills in a wide range of beauty treatments.

Course content

What you will study

Health and Safety in the Salon
Client Care and Consultation
Body & Skin Analysis
Swedish Body Massage
Mechanical Massage
Facial Electrical Treatments
Body Electrical Treatments
Electrical Science
Anatomy & Physiology

If you are aged between 16-18 on the full-time course you will be expected to work towards Functional Skills qualifications in English, Maths.

How you will learn

There is a period of skill training for the practical areas, observation of demonstration followed by an opportunity to practise these skills.  Taught theory lessons consist of group discussions, lectures and subject research.  Hours to be discussed in interview.

There may be opportunities for field trips and additional training with external providers eg spray tan.

You will be required to carry out works experince in a salon for 1 day per week.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-C (new grade 9-4) including English and Maths
4 GCSEs at A*-C (new grade 9-4)
Level 2 Functional Skills in either English or Maths, and
Grade D (new grade 3) or Level 1 Functional Skills in the other

Level 2 Beauty Therapy


You will need to produce a portfolio.  You will have graded practical assessments which will make up 50% of your course, external examinations which will make up 30% and a graded synoptic final practical assessment which will make up the remaining 20% of the course. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any resit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international students.

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.


Future opportunities

Further study

Reflexology, Nail Technology, Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management

Career opportunities

Senior beauty therapist in settings such as salons, spas, health farms and cruise liners. Salon manager or owner.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111 or please contact Helen Corcoran on 01924 789424.

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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: 01 November 2018
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.