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.
Award-winning former beauty student Ebony Saxton loved her Derby College course so much that she would like to be a beauty lecturer herself one day Ebony, who initially took a VRQ level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy at the college's Ilkeston campus, successfully completed the advanced programme in Year 2. Described by her tutors as "a vigilant learner who pays great attention to detail", she gained distinctions in all her units, exceeding her targets.And, in recognition of her hard work and dedication she received the Sensi Hairdressing, Holistic & Beauty Therapy Award in the Derby College Peak Awards. It was this same professionalism and motivation while on work experience in a Kimberley beauty salon which led to Ebony getting a job she loves. As a trained therapist with Izabella's Secret, Ebony does massages, facials, manicures and pedicures – with nails her favourite treatment. Ebony, who served in the army cadets while at school, had a great time at college and would like to return at some stage so she can one day lecture in beauty therapy.
I loved college so much that I miss it. I learned such a lot on my course and the lecturers were amazing.
I'm still learning in my job but at some stage I'd like to go back to college and train to be a lecturer.
I got some experience in teaching in the army cadets and really enjoyed it.