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Level 3 Diploma in Beauty & Massage Therapy

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampusTotal Fees 
L3 Beauty Therapy Diploma (VRQ)05/09/202207/07/2023Bishopsfield Road (Fareham College)£0.00Available for applications

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Information about this Course

Study Type
Full Time

Course Area
Beauty Therapy

1 Year

Entry Requirements
Three GCSEs at grade 9 - 4, plus English and Maths at grade 9- 4 or a Level 2 Beauty qualification and grades 9-3 in GCSE English and Maths. A dexterity assessment is also required.


Course Information

This advanced training programme provides a high level of expertise and enhanced career opportunities within your chosen profession. A portfolio of assessments is mandatory and theory exams are essential for completion of the qualification, you will also be required to complete assignments underpinning your knowledge. You must secure work experience alongside your qualification to further enhance your customer service skills.

Your study programme will consist of a combination of the following units:

·         Monitor and maintain health and safety

·         Client care and communication

·         Maintaining a personal health and well being

·         Provide body massage

·         Explore the origins of massage and the principles of complementary alternative medicine

·         Apply stone therapy massage

·         Indian head massage

·         Massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils.



We strongly recommend that you continue training in at least one other specialist pathway such as Aromatherapy, Nail services, Salon Management or Level 3 body electrical unit to be able to progress to Level 4 advanced Beauty Therapy. This will maximise your career portfolio, the Level 4 Management award can also be studied to support longer term progression into management roles.