Course overview

Beauty Therapy Level 3 Certificate City of Bristol College

This course is for adults aged 19+ who have completed a Level 2 course in beauty therapy, and want to expand their knowledge and skills further.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone aged 19+ with a Level 2 beauty therapy qualification.

What you'll learn

On this course you will learn:

  • health and safety
  • promotion of products and services
  • anatomy and physiology
  • body massage
  • facial electricals
  • microdermabrasion
  • manual and spray tanning

Course entry requirements

5 x GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above including English Language, and Maths.

For STEM subjects can be more specific e.g. Engineering – 4 x GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and science. Science and/or maths must be grade 5.

Alternatively, a BTEC Level 2 in Engineering (overall Grade Merit) with Merits in the Mathematics and Science units, and GCSE grade C/4 in both English Language and Mathematics.

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will need to provide a copy of your last school report and / or a reference from an employer or relevant professional, this will include attendance. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Applicants with 85% or below attendance will have been deemed not to have met this criteria. All applicants are given an opportunity to discuss any evidence- based mitigating circumstances that may have affected the reference / school report.

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that you can flourish.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process, we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will learn through a combination of theory and practical lessons, and complete assignments, online exams and practical exams. You will be expected to practise the treatments on other students, and then work on clients from the general public.

Future career and study opportunities

Following completion of this course you could progress to higher education. You could also move into employment or self-employment as a beauty therapist.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. For the Level 3 beauty course, you will be expected to purchase a uniform and a small kit.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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