Hair & Beauty
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments (QCF) is a course designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills such as; face and body electrotherapy and body massage. Within the qualification, you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication, anatomy and physiology, and an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills as a beauty therapist to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to provide beauty therapy treatments.


  • Health & Safety
  • Client Care & Consultation
  • Body Analysis
  • Skin Analysis
  • Swedish Massage Therapy
  • Mechanical Massage
  • Body Electrical Treatment
  • Facial Electrical Treatment
  • Electrical Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology for the Face & Body Systems
Entry Requirements

You will need one of the following qualifications:

  • NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • CIBTAC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • ITEC Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists

You may be required to undertake a trade test.

Assessment Method

Continual assessments throughout the course Written assignments Written / online exams Practical assessments undertaken on paying clients

Progression Opportunities

Employment into a beauty salon or health spa VTCT Level 4 in Salon Management

Study Methods

Two days a week over 1 year

You will study units such as:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Working in beauty-related industries
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide massage using pre-blended oils
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Apply micro dermabrasion


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.