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Beauty Therapy Level 3 at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

Course description

This popular course is designed for both men and women who wish to pursue a career in the beauty sector. You need to have already achieved a level 2 in Beauty Therapy and will develop the existing technical skills and knowledge learnt at level 2 to an advanced level, along with advanced facial and massage techniques.

Course content

You will demonstrate your knowledge in a range of areas including:

  • Face and Body Electricals
  • Body Massage
  • Micro Dermabrasion
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Epilation

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a suitable reference, good manual dexterity and verbal communication. You will have already completed a full qualification in Level 2 Beauty Therapy and possess a GCSE grade C or above in English.


You will be assessed through observation of practical assessments, assignments and written examinations. You will also work with members of the general public who visit our salons and often provide feedback about their treatments. Regular reviews with your tutor will provide you with feedback on your progress.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course may choose to further their career progression on a complementary therapy or sports therapy course. Progression on to Higher Education may also be possible through our Level 4 Salon Management Certificate (part-time course).

Completion of this qualification will provide you with career opportunities such as; self- employment, teaching, assessing and managing beauty salons in many locations including, health farms, spa resorts, and cruise liners.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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