Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3

Derby College
  • Info on Application
  • 1 Year
  • Diploma
  • Derbyshire

This course is ideal if you would like to perfect your beauty therapy skills to work effectively as a senior therapist. You will study body massage, electro therapy treatments and hot stone therapy massage.

Working with our highly trained staff in fantastic facilities, you will also develop communication and customer service skills to support your success in a thriving, exciting industry.

As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to further develop your skills and behaviours to meet industry standards.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

a minimum of five GCSEs at grade D or above including English (grade 4 or above) and maths (grade 4 or above)
an Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard

You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and will attend a skills test. You will also be required to present a current portfolio of work at your interview. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.

You will study body massage, electro therapy treatments and hot stone therapy massage.

There is also a range of optional units to select from, with guidance from our beauty team.

You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your progress and your progression to further study or employment.

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a range of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence.

Maths and English are assessed through a controlled assessment and a GCSE involves a final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A kit and uniform are required. Details will be available from the curriculum team during the interviews.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You could consider a Level 4 programme as well as continuing to develop your skills in maths and English.

Derby College

The Roundhouse,

Pride Pkwy,


DE24 8JE,

Tel: 0800 028 0289