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Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma at Somerset College

Course description

This course builds on your knowledge and skills gained from Level 2 in Beauty Therapy. You will become a fully qualified Beauty Therapist able to carry out advanced treatments on the face and body.

Course content

Practical skills will include:

  • Body electrical treatments and figure diagnosis
  • Facial electrical treatments
  • Body massage and hot stone massage

 Other aspects of this course include:

  • Background theory related to the practical skills
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Promoting and selling products and services to clients
  • Working as part of a team
  • 30 hours of work experience

As part of this course you will be expected to do one evening client session per week.

Entry requirements

You will need a Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy or relevant qualification.


You will be taught mainly through practical sessions working on each other and clients in a professional salon environment. Supporting theory lessons, tutorials and educational visits are also part of your course. You will be continuously assessed through multiple-choice online questions and practical assessments.

Future opportunities

You could progress on to a Diploma in Holistic Therapies, the Foundation Degree in Salon Management (with appropriate GCSEs). You could obtain employment at a health farm or Virgin airlines or progress onto a Level 4 Salon Management programme.

You could obtain employment in many areas such as a health farm or Virgin airlines. Steiner, one of the largest beauty therapy employers on board cruise ships visits our College every year to give a recruitment talk to students.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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