Beauty Therapy Massage Diploma Level 3

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    Boston and Spalding

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    September 2020


The Level 3 Beauty Therapy Massage Diploma is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards. This course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as an advanced beauty therapist specialising in massage.

Throughout this course you will monitor procedures to safely control work operations, contribute to the financial planning and implementation of promotional activities, provide body massage treatments, provide Indian head massage, carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils and provide stone therapy treatments. You will be taught by lecturers with invaluable industry experience and work in our Style Academy salons.

Progression opportunities upon completion of this course can be directly into employment in beauty salons or spas, level 4 beauty qualifications and university.

What will I do?

You will study several units during the course, earning you a total of 44 credits. These units include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Planning and implementing promotional events
  • Body massage treatments
  • Indian head massage
  • Massage with pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Stone therapy treatments
  • Provide facial electrical treatments
  • Optional units – minimum of 7 credits

  • Airbrush make-up
  • Single eyelash extension treatments
  • Self-tanning services
  • Body electrical treatments
  • Facial electrical treatments
  • You may also have the opportunity to take part in trips to beauty UK, observe and listen to guest speakers including Steiner, Ragdale Hall and Dermalogica.

    The entry qualifications are succesful completion of a previous Beauty Therapy Level 2 qualification (or equivalent), with a satisfactory report from all previous beauty tutors and successful completion of an interview and taster session, in which attendance (minimum 90%), acceptable behaviour/attitude, ability to progress and ability to meet deadlines will be taken into consideration.

    The Massage Therapies Diploma will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for a minimum four days a week.

    The Massage Therapies Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

    If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £3345
    If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701

    Aged 19+?
    If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218

    International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

    Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

    Please note that all fees are subject to change.

    You will be assessed through methods including exams, coursework, presentations and work based evidence.

    You will be required to purchase the following items; Uniform approx. £45 and Eyelash kits approx. £50. Any additional costs further to this will include trips, textbooks and study materials.

    There may be an opportunity to complete an Industry Placement alongside your main Level 3 course.

    Industry placements give you the chance to put into practice what you have learned and you will have the opportunity to spend an average of 50 days working for an employer, in a role directly relevant to your course.

    With an Industry Placement you will gain technical skills, be prepared for the world of work, and gain connections in order to secure a job after your course.

    What will I gain?

    • Build your confidence, self-reliance and independence in the workplace.
    • Enhance the learning from your college course.
    • Develop your experience and expand your CV.
    • Give yourself a head start in knowing what type of job you may want to go into after finishing your course.
    • May lead to further opportunities such as paid employment or an apprenticeship on completion of your course.
    • Take a step forward professionally, knowing the behaviours expected in the workplace.

    What will I do?

    • You will take part in an average of 50 days placement in a role that is directly relevant to your course, in an external organisation.
    • You will develop the practical and technical skills required for your profession/trade.
    • You will develop employability skills such as communication, teamwork and time management.

    An existing part time job may qualify as an Industry Placement if it meets the criteria set by the College.

    For more information regarding Industry Placements please contact the Enterprise Zone: or call 01205 365701 ext: 3226/3227

    How to Apply.

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    Creating an account is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

    If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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