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Beauty Therapy Extended Diploma – Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

The extended Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a substantial vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as a beauty therapist and allow you to practice at an advanced level.

Course content

The course consists of the following units:-

Electrical science
Facial electrical treatments
Body electrical treatments
Client care and consultation
Body analysis
Skin analysis
Anatomy and physiology for the face and body systems
Swedish massage therapy
Mechanical massage
Health and safety in the salon
Work experience will be undertaken as well as working in the commercial salon.

Entry requirements

A successful interview and a Beauty Therapy Level 2 qualification as well as IA assessment at Level 1 in Maths and English or grade 4 GCSE or above. You will also be required to continue to study Maths and Englsih at the next level.


The course will consist of both theory and practical delivery with an end of year test.  It is vital that all skills are regularly practiced and a work placement is encouraged along with the colleges commercial salon hours.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.


Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund


Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555

Future opportunities

Progrssion onto the Level 4 Salon Management qualification

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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