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Beauty Therapy - City & Guilds Level 3 at Chichester College

Course description

The VRQ course in Beauty Therapy covers a variety of subject areas, which will allow you to carry out a wide range of beauty treatments. The course includes underpinning knowledge of science and business studies. Progress is subject to continuous assessment, with tutorial guidance and support. Students will be assessed in practical areas and in theoretical areas through assignments, online tests, oral questioning, records and case studies.

Course content

At Level 3: Working with colleagues within beauty related industries, Monitor and maintain health and safety practice, Client care and communication in beauty related industries, Promote and sell products and services to Clients, Body Massage, Facial electrotherapy treatments, Body electrotherapy treatments Indian Head Massage, Stone Therapy Massage, Provide Electrical Epilation, Apply Microdermabrasion.Create an Image. If you are aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme consisting of your main qualification, English and maths, enterprise and enrichment. 

Theory and practical lessons delivered over 3 days a week. Much of the learning process will be student centred and will require commitment, dedication and the ability to conduct independent research, especially at Level 3. 

Entry requirements

Level 2 Beauty Therapy for Level 3, 4 GCSEs at D grade or above, an elementary science background, a successful interview with the course tutor and a keen interest in developing skills for the Beauty Industry. 


Practical assessments and treatments will be carried out in a commercial salon. Assessments will also be via online tests and students will be required to complete a portfolio of work.

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website


Future opportunities

Working as a Beauty Therapist in Salons, Spas, Cruise Ships, Airlines, Health Resorts, Department stores or as a self employed Beauty Therapist. 

Further information

Course progression: Successful completion of VRQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy, with a minimum attendance of 90% and a progression and capability interview to proceed to Level 3.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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