9 Sep 2024

Study mode

Part Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


1 Year


Level 3

Course code


Fee Information

Standard Fees of £1645.00

Advanced Learner Loan Fees of £1645.00

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Student Finance

If you are aged 19 or over and not eligible to get your course free, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help towards the cost of some, or all, of your fees. If the amount of Advanced Learner Loan available to you is less than the Advanced Learner Loan Fee for your course, you would need to pay the difference. See our Funding Your Study page for more information or visit the Student Loans Company website to find out more.

Course details may be subject to change.

This course is aimed for people aged 19 years or over.

Enhance your skills and knowledge to prepare for a successful career in the beauty industry with this part-time course. From body massages, facial treatments and micro-dermabrasion to health and safety practices and client care, this course will ensure you are prepared to work in a salon.

What are the next steps?

You will have an informal chat with the programme team to ensure the course is right for you. Please bring your GCSE grades.

Study Aims

This part-time beauty therapy course aims to build on your skills and knowledge developed at Level 2 to enhance your opportunities to succeed within the beauty industry.

Modules Studied

You will complete the following units:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practices in the salon
  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide massage with pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Apply micro-dermabrasion

You may have the opportunity to learn additional skills, such as:

  • Hot stones
  • Body tanning
  • Competition skills.

Teaching and Assessment

Each unit will involve assignments and/or internal and external exams. You will be required to provide some clients and models throughout the year to work on, so that you can maximise your learning and explore the skills you have been learning.

The programme will combine a theory session and practical delivery and working on clients.

You will have the opportunity to attend Beauty workshops and learn more about the industry and meet employers.

Where can it take me?