Beauty Therapy | VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0286-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: You must have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Qualification: VTCT Extended Diploma Beauty Therapy Awarding Body: VTCT

Why this course?

Based in our professional salon, this course covers all the required elements for a career as an employed or self-employed beauty therapist. You will learn to provide a wide range of treatments, as well as gaining knowledge in physiology, anatomy, and health and safety. 

  • Worthing’s biggest provider of trained beauty therapists
  • Excellent training facilities in a professional salon open to the public
  • Highly skilled lecturers with current industry experience 
  • High-end industry branded equipment/products
  • Strong employer links and work experience

Start dates

September 2022 Apply
September 2023 Apply

Entry requirements

To start on this Level 3 course, you must have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

You will be expected to present yourselves in a professional manner, be polite and courteous. You will attend college wearing a uniform, with your hair up, nails cut short and free from varnish, and strictly no jewellery or facial jewellery is allowed. You will be expected to be punctual and attend all classes. These are all requirements of the awarding body.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Working in beauty related industries
  • Facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Body electrotherapy treatments
  • Body massage
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Health and safety practice in the salon
  • Massage using aromatherapy oils
  • Micro-dermabrasion
  • Technological developments within the hair and beauty sector

Why this course?

  • Worthing’s biggest provider of trained beauty therapists 
  • Excellent training facilities
  • Professional salons that are open to the public
  • High-end industry branded equipment/products
  • Highly skilled and qualified lecturers
  • Lecturers have current industry experience
  • Strong industry and employer links

Our Broadwater Campus offers a modern and well-equipped environment in which to learn about the exciting hair and beauty industry.

Learners will carry out practical treatment assessments on college clients in a realistic salon environment. Students benefit from industry-standard equipment as well as enjoying Starbucks beverages on-site, hot and cold food from our excellent canteen, IT suites for research projects and the Learning Resource Centre.

What's next?

Whilst the primary purpose of this course is to prepare learners for employment, you may choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 2 or 3 in beauty therapy, holistic therapies, sports therapy or make-up.

Future careers

These qualifications allow you to become a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). There are employment opportunities in: 

  • Commercial salons
  • Destination / day spas
  • Hotels
  • Cruise ships
  • Independent / self-employed / mobile / home-based settings 


What's next?

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.

Additional costs
You may need to purchase a uniform and professional equipment, some financial help may be available.

Course fees

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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