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Beauty Spa Therapy Level 3 at North Kent College

Course description

Level 3 is ideal if you've worked in Beauty Therapy for some time or have completed a Level 2 Beauty Therapy course. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to gain specialist skills or move into a management role. 

These qualifications can help you build a range of different careers in the beauty industry, including: 

• Beauty Therapist 
• Beauty Consultant 
• Make-Up Artist 
• Spa Therapist 
• Nail Technician 

This course includes the opportunity to take part in an industry placement in a sector relevant to your qualification and study programme. The placement will take place 1 or 2 days per week on the days when you are not in college studying. Industry placements are designed to give you the skills to start work at the end of your studies, progress into an apprenticeship, or to add to your UCAS statement.

Entry requirements

Successful achievement of the department’s interview process.

You will need a Level 2 Qualification in Beauty Therapy/ Level 2 Diploma in hair & Media make -up. You must also produce a positive report and attendance records. You must also pass the Level 3 entrance test based on anatomy and physiology.


To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments: • One externally set, externally moderated assignment 
• One externally set, externally marked test, sat under examination conditions
Optional unit assessments as required

Financial information

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ Advanced Learning Loan £3300

Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £110

Other Costs (payable by all students): £60 Material fee contribution and £40 Trip

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

Future opportunities

You could progress into employment or to a Level 4 qualification in Advanced Techniques or Management, such as: City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques.

Further information

Please contact the College

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: A9D154Q
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  • Number of planned places: 38