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Course Code
25203 23
Course Title
Level 3
1 Year(s)
Entry Requirements

You should have 4 GCSE grades 9-4 or A* - C or equivalent, this should include English and maths. You must also have a keen interest in the hair and make up industry and a willingness to learn plus a level 2 in Beauty Therapy.

Start Date
September 2023
16-18 £0.00
Funded £0.00
Non-Funded £3,345.00

Will the course give me what I want?

The VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy (Massage) qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a beauty therapist, but does specialise in massage treatments.

Course content

Beauty Massage Therapy covers different aspects of Beauty Therapy such as Body Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Hot stone massage, Indian Head massage and Facial Electrical.


All lessons take place at the main Kingsway campus in Dunstable

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mix of theory and practical sessions, which will take place in our modern salons.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods for each unit. There are 10 exams on the course, these are multiple choice on a computer. Within each unit you will complete written tasks, and complete a set number of practical assessments.

Equipment and other costs

You will also be required to purchase a uniform which consists of a tunic and trousers, at a cost of £39.10 (plus P+P). The final part of the uniform is a pair of suitable black shoes, which you will need to provide. This is the same uniform as Level 2 Beauty and Level 2 Hairdressing, so no further uniform needs to be purchased.

What additional work outside of college will I need to do?

You will be given short tasks to complete each week, which form the basis for your coursework.

Do I need to find a work placement? Do I need a DBS?

No, there is no work placement attached, but you will be given opportunities throughout the course to put yourself into a real world scenario.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?

Apprenticeships, University and Employment

What are the expected employment sectors for this course?

Working in a salon/spa, setting up a business, hair and beauty retail, cruise ships, centre parcs, hotels and spas.