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Level: 3

Location: Other

Years: 2

Weeks: 104


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Tuition (£): 0.00*

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Course Summary

This apprenticeship covers essential knowledge for beauty therapists who want to specialise in massage. It entails 20% off-the-job training, with theory classes taught every Tuesday morning at the Roundhouse.

Depending on your skills and knowledge within the beauty industry, the qualification can take up to two years.

Entry requirements

You need to be employed within a relevant role for 30 hours or more per week and you should be aged 18 or over. You should also have Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications. 


Course Content

Massage pathway

Competence knowledge units:

  • Provide body massage treatments
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Provide stone therapy treatments

There is also a choice of nine optional units and you will take Functional Maths and English at Level 2. 

How will I be assessed?

  • Observations
  • Questioning
  • Products of work
  • Professional discussions
  • Exams
  • End-point assessment

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Specialist equipment is needed within the salon and for treatments.

You also need a laptop for accessing the e-portfolio.

What can I do after this course?

You could progress to leadership and management qualifications and become a supervisor or manager of a salon.


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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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The future looks good for former beauty apprentice Saffron

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."

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