The Beauty Industry

ITEC Level 3 Diploma

Beauty Therapy Treatments (19+ ONLY)

LCBT is one of the largest specialist College in the UK for the Beauty Industry funded by Further Education with an in house Job Shop and over 500 employers registered… We guarantee a job interview!

The Beauty industry is a worldwide phenomenon; it thrives in a recession and is worth an estimated £15 billion in the UK alone!


If you want a long term career in the Beauty Industry and be a part of a £5.7 billion economy, then upon successful completion of this course you will become a fully qualified Beauty Therapist with opportunities in all the top Salons, Spa’s Health Clubs, Hotels and Cruise Ships internationally.

This course offers a direct entrance on to a Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments programme with no experience or learning at Level 2 required. You will be taught a range of a range of units that will develop the skills and knowledge required to be a fully qualified beauty therapist. This Level 3 qualification offers the learning of facial skin care, waxing techniques, manicures and pedicures as well as more complex treatments such as facial skincare, massage, microdermabrasion and Indian head massage which most salons now offer; this qualification is essential for any adult wanting to pursue a career as a beauty therapist.

You will be provided with a uniform to wear whilst you are at college and a beauty kit that you will own to support you completing your practical treatments and to be used personally.

ENROLLING NOW! FIND OUT MORE – At an Open Day, Call (0207 208 1300), Email: or Drop in and speak to an advisor anytime.

A good level of English, successful interview and initial assessment. Potential learners need to be able to demonstrate dedication and commitment to learning and have aspirations to work and progress into the industry. Applications are allocated on a first come, first served basis, we cannot hold places.

FIND OUT MORE – At an Open Day, Call (0207 208 1300), Email: or Drop in and speak to an advisor anytime

8th May 2024


8-10 months depending on the mode of study

Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00am – 5:00pm


Typically between 2-4 days a week which would normally include some weekend and evening.

On successful completion of this course you will become a fully qualified Beauty Therapist. You will gain the skills and knowledge to be a beauty therapist as well as develop yourself both professionally and personally, learning a range of beauty therapy techniques which will leave you ready for employment. Some learners may be expected to complete GCSE’s or functional skills as part of their qualification dependent on their previous qualifications.


  • Provide Facial Skincare
  • Provide Body Massage
  • Provide Indian Head Massage
  • Provide Eyelash and Brow Treatments
  • Remove Hair using Waxing Techniques
  • Apply Microdermabrasion
  • Monitor and Maintain Health and safety Practice in the Salon
  • Provide Pedicure Treatments
  • Provide Manicure Treatments
  • Provide Massage using Pre-Blended Aromatherapy Oils

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Upon completion of your course you will achieve a ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments. This qualification will enable you to work as a qualified therapist in the industry and you will be eligible to take out insurance to complete all treatments you are qualified in.

Successful completion of this course will mean you are a fully qualified Beauty Therapist – you can find work in spas, salons or on cruise ships. You may also want to become a mobile therapist. LCBT’s Job Shop has hundreds of employment opportunities and we will help you start your dream career. You may also like to study an additional Level 3 qualification.

  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
  • Level 4 Diploma in Chemical Peeling and Micro-Needling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Practice

Progression can also be into management and many Therapists then go on to open their own businesses. We can help advise you how to do that too!

Once enrolled you will have access to the on-line Job Shop and careers advisors!

  • Advanced Learner Loan – £3,345
    • (£155 Required for Uniform and Kit to use in the salon and keep)
  • Full Cost – £3,595
    • (Inclusive of Uniform and Kit to use in the salon and keep)
  • OVERSEAS STUDENTS: International Students outside of the EEA do not qualify for concessionary or non-concessionary fees and may not qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan will be required to pay the full cost of tuition fees. Evidence of your legality to study in the UK will be required. LCBT is unable to provide any assistance with visa application processes and reserves the right to refuse enrolment on to the course.


The London College of Beauty Therapy holds a loans agreement and are unable to offer an AEB fully-funded places. If you are aged 19-23 and do not already hold a full level 3 qualification, you may be eligible to exercise your entitlement to full funding, please visit the National Careers Service to obtain information.

Whether just starting out in your career, want a change of direction, or are returning to work, the Beauty Industry offers a wide choice of potential career pathways.

Open 7 days a week and in the evenings if you want to work full time or part time to fit in with your family, the beauty industry has a job there waiting for you…..and we guarantee you a job interview!

To work in the industry you must be qualified, and the courses and training we offer at LCBT are focused on ensuring you graduate with the qualifications and skills to move straight into the career pathway you decide on.

Many of our Graduate Therapists open their own Salons or Concessions in Hairdressers, or become Mobile Therapists, our Careers Advisors can help with what you need to do if this is your ambition.

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Application Days

Dates for Application Days & Open Events

Application Days
Application Days held Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays Every Week.

Currently, there are not any dates available. Please call us on 0207 208 1300 or email to register your interest.

Open Events
23rd April 2024 - 05:30 pm
7th May 2024 - 05:30 pm
29th May 2024 - 05:30 pm

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Student Stories

Zina's Story

Zina’s Story

My experience at LCBT was eye opening, learning new and existing treatment as well as gaining knowledge on the human anatomy (words I had never heard and didn’t even know existed).