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Level: 3

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty enables you to build on the skills and knowledge gained on the Level 2 Beauty Therapy course.

It is focussed on producing highly proficient, occupationally competent and professional beauty therapists who can perform a wide variety of treatments and services and are 'job ready'. The course equips you to deliver a range of general beauty therapy treatment techniques, including massage.

This qualification is most suited to students who wish to advance in their profession or to become salon managers and/or salon owners. 

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and/or Maths (grade 4 or above) and Science
  • an Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard

You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and will attend a skills test. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. 

Course Content

The units you will cover include:
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Provide body electrical treatments
  • Provide facial electrical treatments
  • Provide body massage treatments
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
  • Provide micro dermabrasion treatments
Please be aware that the awarding body may amend unit titles from time to time and they may be subject to change.

There is also a range of optional units, about which our Beauty team will give you advice.

You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

 

How will I be assessed?

There is an overall final grading of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

  • Synoptic Assessment - end practical assessment
  • External Assessment - end written assessment

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There is a kit and uniform to purchase.  Full details will be given at your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

You could consider a Level 4 programme on which you will further your professional knowledge and techniques while continuing to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers
You can advance your career in beauty salons and health spas or on cruise liners.

 

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Ebony Saxton

Ebony Saxton

Award-winning beautician Ebony plans to train as beauty lecturer

Award-winning former beauty student Ebony Saxton loved her Derby College course so much that she would like to be a beauty lecturer herself one day Ebony, who initially took a VRQ level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy at the college's Ilkeston campus, successfully completed the advanced programme in Year 2. Described by her tutors as "a vigilant learner who pays great attention to detail", she gained distinctions in all her units, exceeding her targets.And, in recognition of her hard work and dedication she received the Sensi Hairdressing, Holistic & Beauty Therapy Award in the Derby College Peak Awards. It was this same professionalism and motivation while on work experience in a Kimberley beauty salon which led to Ebony getting a job she loves. As a trained therapist with Izabella's Secret, Ebony does massages, facials, manicures and pedicures – with nails her favourite treatment. Ebony, who served in the army cadets while at school, had a great time at college and would like to return at some stage so she can one day lecture in beauty therapy.

I loved college so much that I miss it. I learned such a lot on my course and the lecturers were amazing.
I'm still learning in my job but at some stage I'd like to go back to college and train to be a lecturer.
I got some experience in teaching in the army cadets and really enjoyed it.

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