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What career opportunities can this lead to?

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments provides learners with the necessary understanding and skills to work as a Beauty Therapist. Candidates can progress into other areas of the beauty industry and or directly into employment or self employment with this qualification as a Beauty Therapist. Progression opportunities also exist in the form of specialist vocationally related qualifications at Levels 4 and 5.

What are the entry requirements?

If English is your second language, you must hold an ESOL level 1 qualification.

This qualification has the following pre-requisite:
-VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques OR
-VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General OR
-An acceptable equivalent

What does this programme involve?

The following units are covered:
Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
Provide body electrotherapy treatments
Provide body massage
Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
Working in beauty related industries
Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Apply Individual Permanent Lashes
Provide Massage using Pre-blended Aromatherapy Oils
Provide self tanning

You will also learn how to advise on beauty treatments and products, as in most salons and spa's you will need to handle queries and sell a range of products. The VRQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy is an internationally recognised qualification within the beauty industry and will allow you to gain employment within the beauty industry.
Your theory and practical work will be continually assessed throughout the course. A portfolio will be built up containing practical assessments, mandatory exams and workbooks. The course is a careful balance of theory and practical work.
An insight into the career prospects of beauty therapy can be gained when we visit the industrys largest Beauty Exhibition in London, as well as having visiting speakers from major product companies and a college department industry week.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Your theory and practical work will be continually assessed throughout the course. A portfolio will be built up containing practical assessments, workbooks and mandatory test papers.

What else do I need to know?

If you have completed an NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Beauty qualification or the Beauty Specialists Diploma then this course is for you! You will be able to extend your knowledge and practical skills to cover the most up to date treatments in the beauty industry today.
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments is a specialist vocationally related qualification. This qualification will complement the knowledge, understanding and skills, gained at Level 2 and is focused on producing highly proficient, professional Beauty Therapists.

This qualification will enable learners at a minimum to gain skills, knowledge and understanding required in order to perform a range of beauty therapy treatments including face and body electrotherapy, eyelash extensions, self tanning, massage and pre-blended aromatherapy. Learners will gain skills and knowledge and the understanding needed to perform professional beauty therapy treatments for clients via employment or self employment in the beauty therapy industry. This qualification is most suited to learners who wish to advance in their profession.

Pen & paper.
Appropriate salon wear (alternatively you will be issued with a uniform order form on your first session).

Mandatory kit = 155.10
Uniform if required = 75.00

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
BTHP Eastleigh College 17/9/2019 Tue/Thu 18:00 – 21:30 34 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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Natasha, Advanced Spa Therapy

Natasha , 20

Natasha, Advanced Spa Therapy

Natasha studied Beauty Therapy and Spa Therapy and now works as a Spa Therapist at a hotel in the New Forest


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