Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Treatments – School Leaver

Hair and beauty student putting on make up onto a woman


During this one year full time course you will discover and learn extensive beauty therapy techniques that are essential to progressing into employment in spa’s and salons both locally or internationally.

The course has been designed to ensure that students leave college ready for employment, by developing and honing essential customer services skills, communication skills and retail techniques desired by employers.

The practical skills are taught in one of our four salons and practice is undertaken in a commercial salon on clients, allowing students to gain experience in a safe environment.

Course Content - What will I learn?

The following units are mandatory and must be completed to achieve the full qualification:
– Health and safety in the salon
– Client care and consultation
– Body analysis
– Skin analysis
– Swedish massage therapy
– Body electrical treatments
– Facial electrical treatments
– Electrical science
– Mechanical massage
– Anatomy and physiology for the face and body systems

Am I right for the course?

You need to have a keen interest in Anatomy and Physiology, enjoy analysing the clients skin and body concerns and providing a clear treatment plan.

You must enjoy provide excellent customer service and recommending products and services to meet the clients expectation.

To develop to high industry standards, you are required to run your own column in our oasis salon, this session runs in the evening until 8.30pm. To reflect industry you are required to work to targets for both retail and services.

You will need to carry out at least 5 hours of independent study a week.

Full time one year course, over 2-3 days in college, with external assessments/exams on additional days.

You must have successfully completed a Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy.

Continual written and practical assessments over the year, to produce a portfolio of evidence to complete the qualification.

Students are required to purchase a Level 3 Kit including text books and Oasis uniform. (approx £250.00)

You will need to receive all treatments as well as provide them to external clients in your salon sessions from the beginning of term 1.
Clients are provided through the Oasis salon, however, you may find that in order to complete an assessment you may need to provide your own clients.

You will need to carry out minimum of 30 hours of work experience within the beauty industry or in a related customer service role.

We have strong partnerships with many employers, such as Ragdale Hall, Sopwell House, Hanbury Manor, Gosling, Champneys Day Spa’s, and many more and you are provided the opportunity to explore these different spas and salons through work experience, trips and talks from industry.

You will be provided with the opportunity to carry out additional enrichment courses to give you the edge when going for your dream job.

Your course is planned over 2-3 days per week. However, timetable are subject to change with notice provide, due to salon timetables.

You may be required to attend additional days for final assessment and external exams.

Your tutors and assessors will have a minimum of five years industry experience supporting your learning and assessment targets and plans.
Internal verifier support the assessment process to ensure

We have developed an extensive commercial environment and have strong links with employers, providing you will a platform to gaining employment with the very best salons available.The Oasis reception team will provide support and learning opportunities to you, to develop customer service and retail skills.

All Oasis and Oakland’s staff attend and continue their professional development to ensure that you have the most up to date learning opportunity to prepare you for your career in Beauty Therapy.
How will I bbe assessed

The TLQ requires each student to have an employer observe and feedback on one assessment, ether formative or a graded practical assessment and will provide feedback to the students straight from the standards that industry requires.

Your final grade can be awarded as a pass, merit or distinction

What Next?

On completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Treatments students can progress onto one of the following courses:
• Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapy (TLQ)
• Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Studies (TLQ)
• Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Treatments
• NVQ level 2 in Hairdressing as an Apprentice
• Employment

Where could you work?
These skills will enable you to work in a wide variety of salons, spa’s, cruise ships, or work abroad in luxury resorts, or, set up as a mobile therapist or your own salon.

Our Hair and Beauty courses enable you to work in a wide variety of salons, nail bars, spas, cruise ships, or even work abroad in luxury resorts. Depending on the level you choose to study, we recommend that you carry on climbing the ladder within Oaklands, and then onto university or into employment.

Potential careers:

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Theatrical and Media Makeup Artist
  • Nail Technician
  • Massage Therapist
  • Salon Management
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Reflexologist
  • Aromatherapist
  • Skincare Consultant
  • Hairdresser/stylist

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

In need of more advice?

Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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