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Beauty Therapy

Course Code: EDT

Level: 3
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9.30am - 2.30pm

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About the course

Would you like to work as a therapist in a spa, on a cruise ship or at a 5* hotel? Prepare yourself for a career in the wellness and spa industry with this City & Guilds diploma in Beauty Therapy at City College Plymouth. This qualification will give you the specialist skills you need to carry out advanced treatments such as microdermabrasion, body massage and stone therapy. All these treatments are highly desirable and this is the perfect course to compliment a Level 2 Beauty Therapy course. By expanding and improving on your salon planning, communication skills and sales techniques alongside health and safety practices, you will become a well-rounded professional.

This qualification will equip you with a range of specialist skills and knowledge required for working in the body therapies sector. You will learn to execute highly desirable therapies, study theories and gain underpinning knowledge and learn how to implement business practices.

What you'll learn

This qualification covers the wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the body therapies sector, including:

  • body massage
  • facial electrotherapy treatments
  • microdermabrasion
  • stone therapy massage.
Entry requirements

To start this course you will need a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy.


There are externally set exams and internally-assessed practical observations for each subject area. You will also be required to a portfolio of work, which will include some assignments.

What's next?

On successful completion you be able to go on to a Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology or Aromatherapy or a Level 4 in Beauty Therapy.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: EDT

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: £2200

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
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.