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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students may wish to gain specialist treatment knowledge by continuing their studies with the Level 3 General Beauty Therapy course to increase employment & management opportunities, or to help set up their own business.

For students choosing to go into employment the range of opportunities available include working in a spa, beauty salon, cruise liners or self-employment.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Maths
We will also consider attendance and attainment reports from previous education and a successful college interview.

Any student without a GCSE at grade A*-C or 9-4 in English or Maths will be required to complete a level 1 hair and beauty programme and continue with their English and Maths study at college. This will support progression onto Level 2 in the following year
You will need a Level 2 Beauty Therapy, or an equivalent qualification. Tutors will be able to advise you if previous qualifications are suitable and accepted upon application.

All students are required to attend an interview and a trades test to demonstrate professional knowledge and skills. The offer of a place will also depend on previous knowledge, experience, attendance, a neat, tidy appearance and attainment reports from previous education.

Any student without a GCSE at grade A*-C in English or Maths will be required to continue study in this area either through GCSE or Functional Skills. The pathway followed is dependent on the grade achieved at GCSE, screening and intended progression.

What does this programme involve?

This programme is a progression route for those students who have completed Level 2 Beauty Therapy (NVQ or VRQ). You will be able to extend your knowledge and practical skills to learn the most up-to-date treatment procedures in the beauty industry.

The programme covers a range of advanced treatments and skills, which include:

-Provide body massage
-Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
-Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
-Working in the beauty related industry
-Provide body electrical treatments
-Provide facial electrical treatments
-Apply individual permanent lashes
-Provide self-tanning
-Provide microdermabrasion

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The programme is a careful balance of theory and practical work. You will gain experience in the college commercial salon sessions, as well as from work placements and employer visits throughout the programme.

To Successfully achieve this qualifications all of the following elements must be completed to the awarding body standard.

1. Graded practical assessments

2. Externally set and marked examinations

3. Externally set and internally marked graded synoptic assessment


What else do I need to know?

Students will gain an insight into the career prospects of beauty therapy during a visit to the industrys largest beauty exhibition at Excel in London, as well as having visiting speakers from Spa's and cruise line companies. Students will be expected to participate in Industry Week & to attend one week of work experience.

You will require a uniform with shoes, costing approximately 65. You will also require equipment to support your practice kit, costing approximately 100. Additional fees may include trips and industry qualifications offered during Industry Week or other part-time courses.

Work experience placements will require students to plan and organise their own travel. This is part of the necessary development and preparation for employment.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and 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 from our printed prospectus or 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.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
BTH1 Eastleigh College 10/09/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £2,117.00 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 of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

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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