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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments

Beauty therapists can be employed within the beauty, travel, leisure, and health industries and also in a variety of salons, spas and aesthetic environments. This course will provide you with the perfect opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the industry while studying.


If you would like an exciting career in the beauty sector, this course will enable you to enter one of the many career pathways within the industry. You will learn new and exciting treatments in our industry standard salon. Throughout this qualification you will develop your practical skills and theory knowledge. You will learn a range of topics such as anatomy, physiology, electrical face and body treatments, advanced massage, aftercare, and home care. To further your knowledge of the industry, you will also study business management within your course. Teaching methods include discussions, demonstrations, and presentations. You will work on your own, in pairs and in small groups practicing techniques within a realistic working environment.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
Level 3
Truro College
1 year


Small Classes

Experienced Tutors

Industry-Standard Facilities

Modern Equipment

Industry Links

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Learn from industry experts

The staff that you will be taught by have extensive knowledge of the industry as well as employer engagement opportunities to prepare you for the real working environment.

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Enrichment programme

You will be able to choose from a wide variety of activities including hairdressing, media make-up, lash extensions & acrylic nail workshops, giving you an insight into the various aspects of the profession not covered in your course.

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Work Placement

You will continue to carry out hours in a work placement, giving you valuable industry experience in a real working environment that can lead to full-time employment.


If you enjoyed learning Beauty Therapy Level 2 and would like to develop your skills to an advanced level, this course will teach you techniques in massage, advanced face and body treatments and much more. It will also help you to develop your skills in consultation and communication within the salon environment. You will learn the techniques and theory for these advanced treatments. You will learn how the body works and the impact that your treatments have on the individual systems of the body.


The beauty industry is constantly evolving and developing, and this course will give you all the current skills and techniques needed to be the best you can be. Once qualified in Level 3 as a beauty therapist, there are many career opportunities you can enjoy.

Opportunities Include:

– Working in commercial beauty salons

– Working in a spa

– Working in a retail concession in a department store

– Working independently in your own salon/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

– Working on the cruise ships


Your achievement in this qualification is dependent upon excellent attendance, punctuality and effort. You will study in a friendly atmosphere, using a variety of assessment methods:

Most of the assessment is completed through practical observations of skills and techniques and this will be carried out throughout all of your units, as you continuously strive to work towards a competent level within your treatments.

You will be assessed regularly on written theory work that may be conducted within the class or as a homework activity and feedback will be continuously provided on your progress.

Your performance will be reviewed 3 times during a 1:1 session with your personal tutor. Mock examinations will also be undertaken on each unit throughout your course.

All units in this qualification are graded Fail/Pass by:

1. Externally set and internally marked, practical assessment through observation

2. Externally set and marked online examinations


You must attend an interview and the pre-requisite is that you ideally have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Beauty or have a similar level 3 course, as well as have either a GCSE Grade 4 in Maths or English.

Information & Support

We encourage you to practice your treatments away from College where possible and to utilise the online resources provided by the College for guidance. In addition, we expect you to conduct your own research during set home study activities in relation to completion of assignments. However, we will also offer you opportunities to conduct this research at College.

You will also be offered support and guidance throughout your placement by a work placement officer who will visit you at placement and be onsite to help you.

Awarding body: VTCT

Additional costs

You will need to order a kit and uniform for your course, and in some cases, may be eligible for a bursary; full advice will be given on these before the start of your course.

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What you could earn

  • Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors
  • Hairdressers and Barbers
  • Beauticians and Related Occupations
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Annual openings in Cornwall


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