Course overview

Beauty Therapy Techniques Level 3 for school leavers City of Bristol College

This full-time, one-year course will prepare you for employment in the beauty industry. This course for school leavers aged 16-18.

You will gain skills and knowledge that will help you find employment or to continue to develop your specialist beauty education.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 who have a vested interest in the industry, who want to turn their personal interest and enthusiasm for beauty into a professional career as a beauty therapist.

You should enjoy working with people, in a team environment and individually, and understand the important of working professionally to achieve excellent standards of work and customer service.

What you'll learn

During this course, you will have the opportunity to learn how to use advanced electrical equipment suitable for the face and the body, for example: micro-dermabrasion, microcurrent, vacuum suction.

You will also gain in-depth knowledge of the human anatomy in order to carry out some key industry skills used in spas and salons. This includes Swedish massage, aromatherapy full body massage and tanning. You will also learn about promoting products and services, and you will develop excellent customer care skills, so that you can consult and advise clients effectively.

If you are aged 16-18 and you have not yet gained a grade 4 in GCSE English Language and/or Maths, you will also study these subjects at the right level for you, either as Functional Skills or as GCSE resits, if you have already achieved a grade 3 (D).

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you must have a Level 2 Beauty Therapy and you need five GCSEs at grade 3 (D), including grade 3 (D) in English. You should have a keen interest in the subject and good communication skills, and you need to be able to demonstrate an excellent record of attendance and punctuality.

This course for school leavers aged 16-18.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will learn in our excellent professional salons and treatment rooms, with the expert guidance and support of our highly experienced staff. You will have opportunities to work with real clients and paying customers, and you will take part in national beauty and photographic competitions, where you will refine and showcase your skills and creativity.

You will benefit from our excellent links with local employers and you will have opportunities to put what you learn into practice through work experience at a minimum of 36 hours a year. We have a number of guest speakers to inspire and encourage our students, these include: Steiner, De’cleor and professionals from local successful businesses.

You will be assessed continually throughout the course, through practical and theory assessments, assignments and online tests. There is no final exam. If you study English and Maths, these subjects will be assessed by exams.

Future career and study opportunities

When you complete the course, you can seek employment in a range of settings, for example, in salons, spas and on-board a cruise ship. Alternatively, you can progress on to Higher Education and university. You could also join one of our short specialist courses to build your portfolio of professional skills, for example Gel Polish or Indian Head Massage.

Additional costs

You will need to buy your uniform which costs £32. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

A place for Bristol’s young people

Whatever happens, 16-18 year olds are guaranteed a place for 2021
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Fees and applications

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Beauty Therapy Techniques Level 3 for school leavers College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1779B01-1
Dates
01/09/2021 - 24/06/2022
Duration
1 years
Days
Tues Thurs & Fri
Hours per week
11.00
Start Time
09:15
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £3345. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGF1779B01-1 01/09/2021 - 24/06/2022 1 years Tues Thurs & Fri 11.00 09:15 College Green Centre
This course costs £3345. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply

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