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Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma at Milton Keynes College

Course description

Have you always wanted to pursue a career in the beauty therapy industry? Are you excited about giving excellent customer service to your clients and being professionally trained in a whole range of beauty therapy treatments?

This course will give you a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services.

Course content

The course has been specifically designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills such as: face and body electrotherapy and body massage. You will also develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication and you can also choose to learn about IT, data handling and the effective running of a beauty therapy business. You will also have the opportunity to gain skills in nail enhancements and Indian Head Massage.

In addition you will study Functional skills qualifications or GCSEs which are designed to provide the necessary levels of English and maths needed to ‘function’ in today’s society and workplace. They are a key component of all College Programmes. You will complete at least 1 Functional Skill at an appropriate level as part of your programme.

Entry requirements

Having successfully achieved a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy you will be required to attend a trade test.

The trade test will comprise of a practical skills test, written paper, a presentation and interview. Attending this process will be mandatory.


You will produce a portfolio of work at the end of the year (work will be on-going from the start of the year).

You will be assessed in various ways throughout the course. This will include:

  • oral questions
  • written papers
  • completion of assignments
  • practical assessments
  • online tests.


Functional Skills are assessed by on-line exams and you will be given guidance and support to achieve these.

Future opportunities

A career in beauty is an exciting one where you can develop links with fashion and hairdressing. No working day is the same in this industry. Demand for Beauty Therapists has never been greater – train with us and join the multi-billion pound industry.

Once you have successfully completed the qualification you will have the opportunity to progress on to:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy
  • Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation
  • Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments
  • Level 4 Award in Skin Blemish Removal
  • Level 4 Award in Physiology for Advanced Beauty Therapy

Or it can lead directly into employment in as a senior beauty therapist in a beauty salon or spa or to self-employment as a mobile beauty therapist. You could also work abroad on cruise ships or long-haul in-flight services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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