September 2024


Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy


1 year


Fully funded for 16-18

Level 3 Diploma

Beauty Therapy

Designed to follow a Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification, this course will teach you the additional skills and techniques you need to become a fully qualified beauty therapist and start a career in the beauty industry.

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Course Overview

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

The Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy builds on the fundamental skills learned in Level 2 Beauty Therapy to qualify as a professional beauty therapist. You’ll learn more complex treatments such as massage, body and facial electrical treatments and epilation and gain confidence in performing more advanced techniques. We’ll also teach you how to prepare for entering the industry, including looking at interviews and trade tests.

On successful completion of this course you will be fully qualified to work as a beauty therapist in a salon, spa, health club, hotel or even on a cruise ship. Practical learning takes place in LCBT’s own salon, where you will have the opportunity to practice your skills with real clients. We will provide you with a uniform to wear whilst you are at college and your own beauty kit to practice treatments.


  • Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Body Electrical Treatments
  • Body Massage Treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Epilation
  • Selling & Promoting Techniques
  • Client Care
  • Health & Safety
  • Knowledge of Beauty Industries
  • Trade Testing & Interview Preparation


You’ll gain practical industry experience and have the opportunity to attend or take part in beauty industry shows, events and careers fairs to help build your knowledge, experience and professional network.


Practical assessment, task assignments and online examination.

Awarding Body & Qualification

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Entry Requirements

Aged 16+

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Proficient in English reading, writing, listening and speaking

If you are 16-18 and haven’t achieved a minimum grade 4 in GCSE English and/or Maths, you will need to complete Functional Skills or the relevant GCSEs alongside your studies. This will be embedded into your course and is a mandatory government requirement. 

Overseas Applicants

Evidence of your legal right to study in the UK will be required. LCBT is unable to provide any assistance with visa applications.

Important Information

We are a diverse college and you may be in a group with students of all genders. You will be required to perform and receive all treatments with students on your course.  If you cannot have certain treatments performed for medical reasons please ensure you let us know when you apply.

Start Dates

September 2024

Duration & Timetable

One year, two days a week, with occasional weekends and evenings.

If you need to resit GCSE English or Maths or complete Functional Skills, you will study for an extra four hours per week, per subject.

Course fees

Fully funded for students aged 16-18

Overseas applicants: £3,672 (includes materials, uniform and exam fees)

If you are 19 or over, please see our 19+ Level 3 Beauty Therapy course.


Material fees

16-18: £150

Overseas applicants: included in course fees

Uniform fees

16-18: fully funded

Overseas applicants: included in course fees

Exam fees

16-18: fully funded

Overseas applicants: included in course fees

On completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques, you will be fully qualified to work as a beauty therapist in a salon or spa, or even set up your own business as a self-employed beauty therapist.

Our careers advisors can help you decide on the route that is right for you and offer coaching and guidance to support you in securing a job in the beauty industry. You’ll also have access to our online Job Shop with current vacancies across the UK.

You may also wish to take additional qualifications such as: