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Beauty and Spa Therapy

Course Code: DBTT

Level: 3
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Do you want a job in the beauty industry, helping clients to enhance the appearance of facial and body areas? This full-time advanced beauty therapy techniques course at City College Plymouth will give you the skills you need to carry out advanced treatments in facial and body techniques. Using technical, electrical pieces of equipment, you will receive training in body massage, body electrical, facial electrical, microdermabrasion, anatomy and physiology. This study programme will provide you with all the skills needed for employment in the beauty industry, from mobile therapists to working on cruise liners or health farms. The world is your oyster!

What you'll learn

Mandatory units involving professionalism. Facial and body units:

  • body massage
  • body electrical
  • facial electrical
  • microdermabrasion
  • anatomy and physiology.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements
  • Four GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4), to include a science-based subject
  • Level 2 in Beauty Therapy (Intermediate)
  • Professional attitude and appearance

You will be assessed by an end of year online theory exam and a practical exam.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to progress to the level 4 Beauty Therapy Techniques course at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.


Course Code: DBTT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £50

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £2900

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 C
19 - 23 C  +  D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ C  +  D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.