Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

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Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

If you're interested in beauty and want an exciting career in the industry this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to become a fully qualified beauty therapist and provide treatments to customers in beauty salons and spas or to passengers on a cruise ship.

You will learn a range of advanced skills - including body massage, Indian head massage, electrotherapy and microdermabrasion - and provide treatments to clients in our fully equipped industry-standard beauty salons.

You will also learn how to deliver first class customer service and promote products to clients, as well as the importance of health and safety in the workplace - all of which will impress future employers and equip you for a dynamic career in the beauty industry or with the knowledge you need to progression to a higher level of study.

To enhance your learning, you will also get chance to take part in enrichment weeks during which you will be able to learn new techniques, take part in competitions, and complete additional short courses in areas that would be useful to you in the industry, such as hair extensions, ear piercing or eyelash extensions.  

You will also complete 30 hours of work experience in a salon and attend lessons to improve your English and maths (or use the time for directed study if you already have Grade 4 or above).  



To access this course you are required to: 

  • Have Level 2 beauty-related diploma
  • Undertake a salon skills session in which you will be required to meet members of the teaching team and demonstrate a back massage or facial
  • Purchase a beauty kit and college-approved uniform (details will be provided at enrolment)


During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Body massage
  • Promoting and selling products and services to clients
  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety practice in the salon
  • Facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Indian head massage
  • Micro dermabrasion
  • Stone therapy massage

In addition, if you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved a Grade 4 in English and/or maths you will required to attend classes for the relevant subject as part of your course. 


By studying this course you will:

  • Develop skills to be able to carry out specific beauty-related services.
  • Gain knowledge in anatomy and physiology relevant to the various services
  • Develop customer care and communication skills to deal with enquiries, retail, consultation, complaints and all forms of client care

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Continuous assessment of practical tasks through graded criteria
  • Assignments
  • Online tests to assess your knowledge and understanding

The skills you will learn on this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in beauty therapy and related industries
  • Progress to a Level 3 diploma in nail technology
  • Progress to a higher level qualification or a university degree in a related field

  1. Commercial beauty salon open to the public 
  2. Opportunity to enhance your skills with additional qualifications during your course 
  3. Industry-standard equipment and professional products 
  4. Opportunity to showcase your skills in shows and competitions 
  5. Industry-experienced and highly-qualified tutors to support you 


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