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Beauty Therapy: Level 3 Diploma

Course information

Course Summary

This Full-time Beauty Therapy course is for those who want to become qualified Beauty Therapists. The main part of your programme consists of underpinning knowledge and understanding alongside the development of practical skills within a salon environment treating paying clients.

Course Code:N4357
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 3
Award:ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy
Awarded by:ITEC
Course Length

One year

Course Detail

You will study 5 mandatory units plus one optional unit which are:

  • Promote and Sell Products and Services to Clients
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Provide Body Massage
  • Provide Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Provide Body Electrical Treatments
  • Provide Dry Spa Treatments
  • Optional Unit: Provide Body Stone Therapy Treatments

Towards the end of the course you will be assessed by a series of multiple choice exams , and a final practical exam undertaken with an external examiner from ITEC.

A work placements is part of this course, you are required to undertake an Industry Placement of 315 hours with an external employer relevant to the course you are studying. You will be encouraged to source your own placement with support from the work placement team and your tutor. Work placements often lead onto offer of an apprenticeship or paid employment once you have completed your course.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/2023: £3,295

Free for 16-18

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.

Students who are new to Nescot will also have to purchase a kit and uniform, approximately £107. Kit fees are approx. £50 for students who already have a NESCOT uniform.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty (either Technical or Merits at VRQ or equivalent) plus English and a satisfactory reference from your tutor. You will also be interviewed in the spring term by a member of the Beauty Team.

Your Next Steps

With a Level 3 course you will be able to seek employment as a Beauty Therapist in a variety of settings such as a beauty salon, health and leisure centre, hotel or a cruise liner. You will also be able to progress to more advanced courses or training.

Potential career routes in the Hair and Beauty industry:

  • Airlines and cruise ships
  • Barber
  • Beautician
  • Beauty therapist
  • Cosmetics / retail
  • Facial treatments
  • Fashion
  • Hairdresser
  • Image consultant
  • Make-up artist
  • Manicures
  • Massages
  • Nail technicians
  • Salon manager
  • Receptionist
  • Salons
  • Spas
  • Stylist
  • Television, film, theatre
Other Information


This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 02/11/2021