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Beauty Therapy Advanced (Level 3)

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Beauty Therapy Advanced (Level 3)

This advanced study programme will provide you with both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for all aspects of beauty therapy. The programme will support the development of your ability to a nationally-recognised standard, and will help to progress your career to a higher level. Upon successful completion of this study programme you will be fully qualified to work in spas and salons around the world, or to start your own business.

Available Courses
Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford
Starts: 04/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 04/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 04/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded

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Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

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If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Bedford College Beauty Therapy Level 3
Hair & Beauty


Hair and make-up has always been a passion of mine, but until now I’ve only done it as a hobby. I’ve been out of education for a while but this is something I have always wanted to do, so I’m finally on my way to fulfilling my dreams.

Before starting this course I had spent a year at Bedford College improving my English skills. My goal at the end of my time at College is to apply to Center Parcs for a job within their spa.

The course covers everything from facials to massages, electro micro-current to make-up and waxing. We have client sessions two to three times a week.

The tutors are all lovely and offer plenty of support. I’ve found it easy to get back into education; if you want something then you can achieve it.

My favourite thing about working in the beauty industry is the effect the treatments have on the clients, whether it’s a massage that helps them to feel less stressed or applying make-up that makes them feel really happy and confident in themselves.

Course Information

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

Duration: 1 Year

Beauty Therapy at Level 2

Course content

Subject units:

  • Advanced facials (e.g. Microdermabrasion)
  • Body slimming treatments (e.g. microtone)
  • Swedish body massage
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Promotional activities
  • Health & safety
  • Indian Head Massage
  • English and maths:

If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade 9-4 (A*-C), we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.

  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications
Assessment methods

You will be continually assessed throughout the study programme on all practical aspects by the beauty therapy tutors in the College salons. It must be stressed that full commitment is essential for success, and you will be required to pass online end of unit, multiple choice exam papers set by the awarding body.


You will gain:

  • Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Plus English and maths qualifications if required

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you can progress on to employment in a range of professional establishments, such as salons, spas and health farms, or you could gain employment in the training of others. This will lead to careers in spas, working on cruise ships, salons or setting up your own business. You can also progress onto Higher Education.

Additional information

There will be additional fees to cover the cost of your uniform and your personal equipment. During the course you will be required to go on field trips where there may be additional costs.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.