City & Guilds Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Level

Level
3

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time
Location

Location
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022

Duration

Duration
1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

In a nutshell

This course enhances your technical skills, gives you in depth knowledge of specialist areas and will prepare you for employment as a fully qualified beauty therapist.

This course is for you if...

...you have qualified in Beauty Therapy at Level 2
...you want to develop specialist knowledge
...you are hardworking and have a friendly personality

What will I be doing?

You’ll learn advanced beauty treatments and techniques such as:

  • Body massage
  • Facial and body electrical and mechanical specialist treatments
  • Manual and spray tan application
  • Artificial nail structures
  • Indian head massage
  • Stone therapy massage
  • Aromatherapy using pre-blended oils
  • Client care
  • Promotion and sales
  • Health, safety and hygiene procedures in the salon.

You’ll learn through:

  • Theory classes
  • Practical workshops
  • Real salon environments at the college working on clients
  • Commercial sessions
  • Demonstrations
  • Group work
  • Work placement - either weekly or on block

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in:

  • In house college competitions
  • Inspiring Skills Wales and UK/World Skills
  • Spa days
  • Industry demonstrations on Laser/IPL treatment
  • Visits and trips to industry specialists
  • Supervisory roles in the department and managing therapists' columns

You’ll be assessed via practical assessments, assignments and multiple-choice online tests covering underpinning knowledge. Once complete, you’ll achieve:

  • Level 3 Beauty Therapy
  • Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English
  • Creative Enrichment Skills (community activities and demonstrations)

What is expected of me?

To enter this course, you’ll need the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

You must be self-motivated, hardworking and have a friendly personality. All classes take place on campus and there will be one evening a week where you may be required to attend college until 7.30pm.

Work related experience is a compulsory part of the course and includes work placements and working on clients in the campus beauty clinics. Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a major requirement of this course.

What comes next?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
  • HND in Complementary Therapies (with Practitioner Status)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Laser ILP
  • Employment in the beauty therapy industry

Additional information

Code of dress:

  • Uniform which must be worn for all practical sessions. This is a mandatory requirement
  • Hair must be neatly tied back off the face
  • No piercings
  • No jewellery other than a wedding ring can be worn in the salon

You’ll be expected to purchase kit costing up to £113 and pay for trips costing approximately £50.

To reflect industry expectations, you will be required to wear a Coleg Gwent salon uniform. The college will fund the cost of one full uniform per year. Additional sets can be purchased for around £45 (TBC); college staff will be able to direct you to the approved supplier if / when needed.

All costs are under review and subject to change.

EFDI0445AA
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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