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Hair and Beauty

Beauty Therapy Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course commences in September 2024 and will be completed in one year.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy.

You will achieve

You will achieve:

  • Beauty Therapy Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3 (City and Guilds)
  • Other qualifications and participation certificates where appropriate

Course overview

This course has been specifically designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills such as face and body electrotherapy and body massage. 

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills as a Beauty Therapist to enable you to provide advanced beauty therapy treatments. 

This qualification provides you with a wide range of skills to meet industry needs, making you more employable.

Worth billions of pounds in the UK, beauty therapy has always been a successful industry.  More students are choosing to study beauty therapy qualifications to kick-start an amazing career. From offering nail art to facial treatments, there are many ways for women and men to look their best. Anyone completing beauty therapy courses is opening a whole new career in which they will be in demand.

With one client, you could create bespoke nail art that sets them apart from everyone else, or you may help a bride to design her make up for the big day, followed by eyebrow shaping and waxing for another client. The more skills you can offer, the more variety you will have and not just on one given day, but throughout your career.

Beauty therapy and the services you offer are all about the people.  You can have a huge impact on someone and their confidence in themselves.  If you are a people-person, have tact and diplomacy, as well as a natural ability to connect with people, as a beauty therapist, you will be forever popular.

Some students on beauty therapy courses choose to find employment at a beauty salon, spa or clinic. They enjoy being part of a team and may have the opportunity to take part in further training specific to that company. They may like the security of being employed and prefer the hours of work. It may also be that they don’t have the room or premises to offer their services on a self-employed basis. Or, you may decide to open your own high-street clinic or spa or offer your services to clients in the comfort of their own home. You could also convert a room in your home to offer your popular beauty therapy services from home. You won’t need to worry about job or income security either, as with high-quality qualifications and beauty therapy courses, the services you offer will be in demand.

Course content

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills as a beauty therapist to enable you to provide beauty therapy treatments. This qualification provides you with a wide range of skills to meet industry needs, making you employable.

  • Body treatments
  • Facial electrics
  • Body massage
  • Stone therapy
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Selling products
  • Nail Technology (Optional)

There will be continuous assessment of practical and theory work. Assessment of theory work will be in the form of written tests which are collated along with evidence of practical and oral assessments in a portfolio.

You will required to purchase an essential kit, uniform, shoes and text books before starting the course which are ordered using the order forms which will be provided at the interview.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

On completion of the programme, you may wish to progress to further study on one of our Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualifications in a different route e.g. nail services.

See what careers are available in the Hair and Beauty sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Beauty Therapy Level 3 Full-time

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