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Beauty Therapy or Massage 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

About the course

This part-time beauty therapy course will give you the specialist skills you need to carry out
advanced treatments for either pure beauty therapy or massage therapy. The beauty therapy
route includes facial techniques, microdermabrasion, body massage and stone therapy; the
massage therapy route includes body massage, stone therapy, Indian head massage and
aroma massage. This course will provide you with all the skills needed for employment in the
beauty industry, from mobile therapists to working on cruise liners, salons or spas.

What you'll learn

This qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the
beauty sector, including:


  • body massage
  • facial electrotherapy treatments
  • microdermabrasion
  • stone therapy


  •  body massage
  •  stone therapy
  •  indian head massage
  •  aroma massage
Entry requirements


 Level 2 Beauty Therapy


 Either Level 2 Beauty Therapy, industry experience or five GCSEs (including English)


Externally set online theory exams.
Internally marked practical observations for each module.
Completion of portfolio including assignments.

You will be assessed by practical observations in a realistic environment on paying clients,
and through assignment work, which will include oral and written questions. A portfolio of
evidence is required to complete the course and support assessments.

What's next?

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

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

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): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £2200

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

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.