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Beauty Therapy City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate at Guildford College

Course description

This course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in Beauty Therapy and for those who have already completed a Level 2 qualification in Beauty or have some experience working in the Beauty industry.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

Course content

Mandatory units include:

  • monitoring and maintaining health and safety practices in the salon
  • promoting and selling products and services
  • and providing body massage.

You will also choose from a number of optional units, including:

  • client care and communication
  • massage
  • waxing
  • maintaining personal health and wellbeing

Entry requirements

You must have completed at Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy, or equivalent.

You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and preferably Maths; or equivalent.

You must have at least 90% attendance from the Level 2 course and maintain it on the Level 3 course.


The course is theory and practically based with online tests and practical assessment work in each unit.

Financial information

You should allow for the following additional costs: uniform, equipment, essential book list (to be advised), files and resources at a cost of approximately £520. An education visit cost is included in this fee.

Future opportunities

You could progress on to work in salons, department stores, hotels or health spas

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 June 2016
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