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Hair and Beauty - Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques 3003-70 at Wakefield College

Course description

Gain a recognised professional qualification that will enable you to obtain insurance to work as a competent beauty therapist. On this course you will study anatomy and physiology and work on paying clients in a realistic working environment to gain practical experience of the application of various Level 3 specialised beauty therapy techniques.

Course content

What you will study 

• Monitor and Maintain Health & Safety Practice in the Salon
• Client Care and Communication in Beauty-Related Industries
• Provide Body Massage
• Facial electrotherapy treatments

Body electrotherapy

Plus, optional units

Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at 9-4 in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.

Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs 9-4.  This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at 9-4 or A*-C, including English and Maths
4 GCSEs at 9-4 or A*-C and Level 2 Functional Skills in either English or Maths, and Grade D or 3 or Level 1 Functional Skills in the other
Level 2 Beauty Therapy


You will need to produce a portfolio. You will have graded practical assessments which will make up 50% of your course, external examinations which will make up 30% and a graded synoptic final practical assessment which will make up the remaining 20% of the course. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further study 

Reflexology, Nail Technology, Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management

Career Opportunities 

Senior Beauty Therapist in settings such as salons, spas, health farms and cruise liners. Salon Manager or Owner.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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: 15 April 2019
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.