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Beauty Therapy Certificate Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2024, Part Time


Your programme of study will include a mixture of both practical and theory lessons. Initially you practice the treatments on each other and move on to paying clients for your final assessments.

Areas covered at Level 3 include:

Full body massage
Applying tanning techniques
Micro dermabrasion
Hot stone massage
Individual eyelash extensions
Indian head massage
Health & safety
Client care and communication
Selling and promoting products and services including; Crystal Clean, St Tropez and Lash FX

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or an equivalent qualification. You will be required to complete a trade test.


The course is assessed practically by means of pre-observations and final assessments in each unit. All assessments include customer care, consultation & aftercare as well as the technical skills. Theory is assessed by on-line tests for each unit.

Please note that personal appearance is an extremely important part of this course as we are preparing students for a very demanding industry. Students must be in full uniform for all practical lessons, this includes wearing tights, full make-up, and hair in a tight bun, with short, unvarnished nails. Nail extensions and visible piercings/ jewellery are not allowed. Students are also advised that visible tattoos will severely restrict their job opportunities in the beauty industry.


After level 3 we would strongly recommend that students go out into the industry to gain experience and use the skills they have learnt.

Career Progression

In 2013/14 86% of the students on the Level 3 Beauty course successfully secured employment in the beauty industry.

The hair and beauty industry is a vibrant, dynamic and creative sector offering fantastic employment and training opportunities. This sector alone employs nearly a quarter of a million people and is worth over £6 billion to the UK economy.

There are a wide variety of jobs for qualified beauticians, including salon and spa work both in the UK and abroad. Beauticians also work in hotels, on cruise liners, in hospitals and health clubs. With further experience, they can also become salon owners or follow careers in photography and fashion, teaching and training and work for manufacturers of beauty products as a technical advisor.
Students could also look for an Apprenticeship for further training or set up as self employed.

For further information check:
National Careers Service - Beauty therapist
Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA)


This is a full cost course which means that unfortunately there are no reductions in tuition fees if you are unemployed or in receipt of benefits. We operate a strict no refund policy and you will be liable for the entire fee, even if you withdraw from the course. Please refer to our Rules & Regulations for more information.

There will be additional costs for uniform and textbooks.

Please check our Finance pages for fee information and any financial help that may be available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop

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