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Beauty Therapy (Intensive) City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

This advanced study programme will provide you with both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for all aspects of beauty therapy. The programme will support the development of your ability to a nationally recognised standard, and will help to progress your career to a higher level. Upon successful completion of this study programme you will be fully qualified to work in spas and salons around the world, or to start your own business.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need...

  • to be 19+
  • Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma 

Course content

You will be studying:

  • Advanced facials (e.g. microdermabrasion)
  • Body slimming treatments (e.g. microtone)
  • Swedish body massage
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Promotional activities
  • Health & safety

Assessment methods

You will be continually assessed throughout the study programme on all practical aspects by the beauty therapy tutors in the College’s commercial salon.

It must be stressed that full commitment is essential for success, and you will be required to pass online end of unit, multiple choice exam papers set by the awarding body for each unit.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you can progress in to employment in a range of professional establishments, such as salons, spas etc. or you could gain employment in the training of others.

This qualification will lead to careers in spas, working on cruise ships, salons or setting up your own business. You can also progress onto HE study.

Additional information

We regard appearance, conduct and attitude as an essential part of the study programme; you will therefore be required to wear the designated uniform and adhere to professional codes of appearance and conduct at all times. There will be additional fees for the cost of your uniform (£41.60) and to cover your personal equipment & kit (£43.45). During the course you may be required to go on field trips, with the cost of these trips being additional to your course fees.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2020.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 weeks 23/09/2019 Wed, Mon 9.30 am - 4.30 pm £1987 Brooks Hair & Beauty Salon J1095


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

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Advanced Learner Loans
If you’re aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course, you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some Level 3+ qualifications. There’s also nothing to pay back until you’ve completed your course and you’re earning over £25,000 per year!

» Visit the Advanced Learner Loans page for more information

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