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Bradford College

Beauty Therapy

Study Level
Level 3
Course Type
School Leavers
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


The Beauty Therapy VTCT Level 3 Diploma is ideal for anyone wanting a career as a Beauty Therapist. The qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and includes all the elements required for you to work effectively as a Beauty Therapist.

  Key Info

This course will advance on your skills in the Beauty Therapy sector. Topics covered include a range of massage therapies and treatments as well as Client Care and Consultation.

Mandatory study units include:

  • Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Client Care and Consultation
  • Body Analysis
  • Skin Analysis
  • Swedish Massage Therapy
  • Body Electrical Treatment
  • Facial Electrical Treatment
  • Electrical Science
  • Mechanical Massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology for the Face and Body Systems

You will be required to attend some twilight and evening sessions.

Entry to this course requires a a Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy and GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above.

English and/or Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

You will need to:

  • Purchase and wear a uniform
  • You may also have to provide some of your own models
  • There may be additional costs for enrichment activities, such as attending trade fairs, conferences etc.

All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Hair & Beauty Department during July, August and September.

You will be assessed by:

  • Practical Observation
  • Portfolio Building
  • Assignment Writing
  • Written Tests

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study or employment in the Beauty Therapy industry. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to become a member of the British Association of beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and studying on a full-time or part-time Further Education course, you will not pay tuition or examination fees.

This covers all Further Education courses, functional skills for English and Maths courses.

You will need to pay for course costs such as books, stationery, special equipment, exams, registration fee, travel, meals and any other course-related activities.

Help towards these costs is available for many students.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

This course is delivered in partnership with
Eve Taylor London