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Hair, Beauty & Therapies

Hair, Beauty & Therapies

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR3BAD (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    This qualifiction is a level 3 technical qualification, it has been developed collectively with employers, professional associations and trade bodies to set the standard and content. The qualification is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed make-up artist.

  • Entry Requirements

    You must be 17 years old or above. You must have 3 GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above with equivalent qualifications in Maths, English and/or Science or a level 2 qualification, a level 2 beauty qualification is desirable.  You will be required to have an interview with the tutor prior to enrolment.

  • What does the course involve?

    Health and safety in the salon
    Client care and consultation
    Photographic make-up
    Anatomy and physiology for make-up services
    Bridal make-up
    Airbrush make-up
    Individual eyelash extensions
    False eyelash application
    Cosmetic make-up science
    Promote and sell products and services

    There are some treatments that are required to be carried out outside of College along with attending shows, productions and gaining portfolio evidence to showcase skills.

    Maths and English are integrated into the programme. There is an opportunity to work towards the Extended Diploma for students who have achieved A-C in both Maths and English. This will allow you to gain additional skills from within the industry.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Externally set practical assessments 50% of qualification, externally set exam 30% and synoptic assessment (practical exam) 20%.
    Grading: Distinction, Merit, Pass, Fail.

  • How much does it cost?

    It is an expectation of professional practice to wear a uniform whilst in salon sessions. It is advisable to purchase a kit to allow you to practise skills out of College. Order forms are available at the Group Interview event. Make-up kits will also be required.

  • Additional Notes

    You will take part in promotional activities:- pamper days, off site promotional work and attending trade events. In house training may include:- Dermalogica skin products, Thai Massage techniques, Hot Stone Therapy, Hopi Ear Candling, cat walk and theatre productions.


  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Alice Nimmock

Alice Nimmock

Level 3 in Beauty Make-Up Techniques
Previous Institution: Lacon Childe School

We do makeup, spray tans, eyelashes and loads more. Eyelash extensions were my favourite thing to do this year and I can’t wait to progress with them. Having the commercial salon, Evolve, on campus provides a great experience for students to get to know what it’s like to work in a real salon. This course is totally worth it, but you need to have a passion for beauty and willing to work hard.

NHS 200x200

This course is linked to roles within the NHS.

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Career Options

  • Beauticians and related occupations

    Up to £19,000

  • Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

    Up to £27,000


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See how an apprentice can help your business.

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