The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty Therapy progresses the skills and knowledge developed on the Level 2 Beauty Therapy course. It is focussed on producing highly proficient, occupationally competent, professional beauty therapists who can perform a wide variety of treatments and services and are 'job ready'.
The course includes developing a range of general beauty therapy treatment techniques, including massage. This qualification is most suited to students who wish to advance in their profession or to become salon managers and/or salon owners.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:
You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and will take a skills test. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
There is also a range of optional units, about which our Beauty team will give you advice.
You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.
There is an overall final grading of Pass, Merit or Distinction.
In addition to timetabled classes, there is provision for independent study time. Students will undertake independent learning, investigation and research and will bring this to present and share in subsequent classes.
There is a kit and uniform to purchase. Full details will be given at your interview.
The future is looking good for newly qualified beauty therapist Saffron Limb. The former Derby College student has completed her advanced apprenticeship and is now working for Studio5 Beauty – the Ilkeston salon where she was once a client. Saffron took her level 3 Beauty course at Derby College and highly recommends it to other people wanting to train as beauty therapists. Saffron would like to run her own salon one day but for the time being she is very happy learning all she can from her experienced colleagues and taking courses in the latest beauty treatments. She enjoys nail art most of all and find her job rewarding. She likes to see clients leave the salon happy because of what she has done for them.
She said: "The Beauty faculty at the Roundhouse is modern and well equipped and has everything you need to prepare you for a good job in beauty therapy."