Beauty - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
From make-up to massage, facials to electrotherapy, a career in the beauty industry is varied and exciting. If you want to turn your passion into a successful career as a beauty therapist, this Beauty course will help you get there.
Building on your existing skills and previous experience, you will learn how to safely carry out a range of advanced face and body treatments, including face and body electrotherapy, massage, pre-blend aromatherapy and hot stones.
Learn how to relax and rejuvenate clients and provide them with holistic wellbeing services, and practise your skills in our Lifestyle Academy which incorporates The Retreat Beauty and Spa, our state of the art commercial environment using professional product ranges such as Elemis and Spa.
This course is perfect for you if you are committed, driven and able to meet the demands of a fast-paced industry to pursue your passion.
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6 and above
- Full dexterity and good eyesight (with or without contact lens, glasses or other). Students with disabilities will be assessed on an individual basis to confirm suitability for the course
What will I achieve?
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques.
What will I learn?
Monitor & maintain health & safety practice
Client care and communication in beauty related industries
Working with colleagues within the beauty related industries
Promote and sell products & services to clients
Body electrotherapy treatments
Facial electrotherapy treatments
Hot and cold stone therapy massage
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
External online examinations
Please be aware that due to awarding body regulations your finished portfolio must be made available, if requested, up to three years after your course has been completed.
Work experience opportunities
You will learn in an industry standard beauty salon The Retreat and practise your techniques on real paying clients.
You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications alongside your course in areas such as spray tanning, gel nails and lash extensions.
Previous learners have also benefitted from field trips to locations including Professional Beauty London and Alton Towers Resort and Spa.
English and Maths
English and maths skills are important in the beauty industry, whether you are working in a spa or as a self-employed beauty therapist.
These skills are embedded into your course through client communication, booking and organisation of diaries, treatment and product costings and product and mixing ratios.
If you do not currently hold grade 4 GCSEs in these subjects you will be supported to achieve them alongside your course.
Where can I progress?
If you successfully complete the course, you could progress to a Foundation Degree in Aesthetic Practice and Spa Management, or our Advanced Skin Techniques degree at Newcastle College University Centre.
If you would like to go into employment, you could work in a beauty salon or spa, health farm or cruise liner as a representative for supplies in retail sales, as a self-employed mobile beauty therapist or a beauty consultant.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
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What can I do with a qualification in Beauty
Leisure and Sports Managers
- Ensures custody of all cash receipts and organises regular stock checks.
- Recruits, supervises and trains staff.
- Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
- Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc..
- Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations etc..
- Ensures that facilities are kept clean and in good condition and that appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to.
- Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes.
Median Salary£31,312 View more
Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors
- Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
- Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
- Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
- Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
- Ensures clients.
- Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
- Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
- Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
Median Salary£23,711 View more
Beauticians and Related Occupations
- Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
- Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
- Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
- Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
- Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
- Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
- Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
- Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
- Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.
Median Salary£18,575 View more
Hairdressers and Barbers
- Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
- Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
- Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
- Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
- Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
- Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
- Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
- Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
- Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.