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.

About this course

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. The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments is a technical level qualification 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 underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

You will study units such as:

  • Health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and Consultation
  • Body Analysis
  • Swedish Massage Therapy
  • Facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Body electrotherapy treatments
  • Electrical Science
  • Mechanical Massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology fir the face and Body

Additional Information You will need to purchase salon wear, equipment, textbooks and a fee towards consumables used on the course.

Entry Requirements

A recognised level 2 Qualification in Beauty Therapy Good standard of written and spoken English. 2 - 4 GCSEs grade A*- D (preferably in maths and English) or Functional skills level 2 Learners without the above minimum qualifications in English and Maths will be required to take an assessment prior to enrolment.

Assessment Method

How will I be assessed? To be awarded this qualification, learners must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • Externally set and internally marked graded practical assessments
  • Externally set and marked examinations
  • Externally set and internally marked graded synoptic assessment
  • Portfolio of evidence
Progression Opportunities

What can I do after the course? The following progression routes are open to you: Employment into a beauty salon, health spa, cruise liners, care homes, airlines and hotel chains

Specialist qualifications in: Level 4 in Salon Management Level 4 in Holistic Therapies Advanced Beauty Therapy

Study Methods

The course is run over 2 days a week over 1 academic year

Industry standard workshops and salon sessions Demonstrations Educational visits to trade shows and exhibitions Industry days Presentations and Workshops by Industry Professionals Promotional events including skills fairs, charity events, open days and evenings. Work related experience Engaging theory classes


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.