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Beauty Therapy

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    Ideal if: You love beauty therapy and want to learn more about holistic natural therapies and current industry trends.

    You’ll learn: massage using pre blend aromatherapy oils, hot stone therapy, single eyelash extension treatments  and more

    Expect: To practise on clients replicating industry standards

    You’ll love: Master classes delivered by industry experts


    The Level 3 Beauty Therapy with Massage is an ideal programme to undertake if you wish to pursue a career as a beauty therapist and want to expand on your skillset.

    Subjects covered in this qualification include:

    • Provide body massage
    • Provide single eyelash extension treatments (Glos campus only)
    • Apply micro-dermabrasion (Cheltenham campus only)
    • Carry out massage using pre blended aromatherapy oils
    • Provide stone therapy massage
    • Indian head massage
    • Promote and sell products and services to clients
    • Monitor and maintain health and safety in the salon

    This course focuses on the skills that you need to deliver beneficial therapies to future clients. Additional enrichment sessions will take place on current trends such as bamboo massage and pregnancy massage

    There are both practical and theory elements of the course, this includes the opportunity to work in our own salon where you will practice your skills on your peers and clients.

    Graduations at all of our Gloucestershire College campuses, offers learners the chance to train in facilities which are industry standard and will enable you to develop your skills in client consultation, customer service and current treatment techniques.  This will support your confidence to give pre and after treatment/service advice using a variety of professional ranges.

    Throughout your training programme you will be required to carry out treatments on your peers to develop your skills and take paying clients to gain the widest possible range of experiences and employability skills.

    How will I be assessed?

    • Assessments which are undertaken on paying clients
    • A Portfolio of Evidence/Service Log to demonstrate progress
    • written assignments, tests and projects

    As in a professional salon, students will be expected to give our clients the highest possible customer care and portray a professional image; you'll be required to wear a salon uniform whilst in the salons.


    There are supplementary costs for material, books, course trips and visits. Financial assistance may be available. Please enquire at Student Services.

    Applicants will need to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, commitment and an ability to communicate effectively.

    All students are expected to purchase a uniform and full kit at least two weeks before the course starts.

    Cheltenham - Please Click Here for more information kit requirements and how to make your purchase.

    Gloucester - Please Click Here for more information kit requirements and how to make your purchase.

    If you require financial help please contact Student Services on 0345 1552020 or

    Please Click Here for more information on uniform requirements and how to make your purchase.


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