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Beauty Therapy VRQ Diploma Level 3 - Full Time


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Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite  
Beauty Therapy VRQ Diploma Level 307/09/202002/07/2021Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications

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Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)


  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)

Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21

Advanced Learning Loan - Information on ways to fund your level 3 or above qualification - Details Here

More information about this Course

Course Overview
The Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy course builds on the basic skills of a Level 2 qualification. This course aims to provide you with a wide range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training with the beauty and spa industry. You will expand your knowledge of treatments to include electrotherapy treatments, micro-dermabrasion and a range of massage therapies including hot stone therapy and Swedish massage

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
You will have obtained a level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy. Selection will also be based on a successful interview and initial assessment. You will need to show us that you are serious about taking on the responsibility of working independently and professionally with external clients. You will need to show that you are capable of working

How Long Is The Course?
1 Year

What Will I Learn?
You will learn about an extended range of beauty treatments including electrotherapy, micro-dermabrasion and massage therapies. The course also covers underpinning theory such as anatomy and physiology as well as learning about client management, lifestyle consultation and employability skills that are embedded within your programme. Practical skills will continue to be developed in one of our modern, well equipped salons. During the course you will be given the opportunity to attend further master class workshops and employer involvement activities. These can include visits, make-up demonstrations, beauty exhibitions, and lectures from industry experts. Work experience is an important part of the course giving you an opportunity to develop employability skills and build your confidence in carrying out a range of treatments. As part of your programme you will get the chance to develop your English and maths skills and depending on your previous results take qualifications in these subjects.

How Will I Learn?
Vocational and professional qualifications are taught through college based theory and practical lessons with further learning and understanding developed via directed self-study.

How Will I Be Assessed?
Assessment consists of internally set coursework and assignments, practical, controlled assessments and on-line exams.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Students can progress onto higher education courses in spa and salon management or move into full-time employment performing beauty treatments. Students can gain employment in a variety of beauty therapy settings. These include beauty salons, cosmetic companies, spas, hotels or health clubs. Students can progress to become senior therapist of salon or spa supervisors and managers, work internationally and or on the cruise liners.

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

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