Hair and Beauty

Beauty Therapy Massage Route Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Apprenticeships can start at any time. This programme will take a minimum of 12 months to complete.

Entry requirements

  • Two GCSEs grade A – C or grade 9 – 3 including English and maths
  • NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.

Applicants to this apprenticeship will be from different age groups, with differing backgrounds and experience. As a guide, applicants may enter via a range of routes including from:
• Work
• Work experience
• School/college
• Training and/or experience which may include a portfolio showing what has been completedApplicants may have already achieved a range of qualifications, for example:
• Key Skills or functional skills
• Intermediate Apprenticeship
• 14-19 Diploma
• Welsh Baccalaureate (at this time there is no credit transfer)
• Welsh Baccalaureate with Principal Learning (at this time there is no credit transfer)
• Other Level 2 qualifications

You will achieve

Level 3 Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Framework.

Course overview

This apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge required to competently carry out a range of beauty therapy services.

Course content

Level 3 is ideal if you’ve worked in beauty therapy for some time or as a progression route from a Level 2 qualification. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You will develop your skills further and gain specialist skills with the potential to move into a management role.

The list below sets out how the credit has been assigned across the mandatory units. All units in this qualification are mandatory.

• Health and safety
• Full body massage
• Facial electrical
• Pre-blended aromatherapy massage
• Indian head massage
• Hot stones massage
• Anatomy and physiology
• Promotions


E-portfolio and workplace observation. Guided learner hours are delivered during contracted working hours.

You will need to purchase a Beauty kit. Further information will be provided at induction.

You will study within the workplace and will have to attend classes one day a week at Barnsley College’s Old Mill Lane Campus, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW.

On completion of this pathway, learners may progress onto further qualifications or into work.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Extra information

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email:



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 the Info Team.

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

Beauty Therapy Massage Route Level 3 Apprenticeship

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