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Beauty Therapies Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

    Learning skills and techniques from our expert teaching staff, you’ll soon progress to treating members of the public within our professional beauty treatment rooms.

    This course, which builds on skills gained at Level 2, has been designed to help you gain employment in the glamorous and dynamic beauty industry by teaching you essential practical skills, how to set up your own business and how to prepare for the world of work.

    This is an internationally recognised qualification which will enable you to apply for employment worldwide.

    Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What you'll learn

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    A range of different topics, including:
    • Working with Colleagues within Beauty
    • Client Care & Communication
    • Promotion & Selling
    • Body Massage
    • Facial & Body Electrotherapy
    • Electrical Epilation
    • Microdermabrasion Techniques
    • 45-50 day work placement
    If required for your chosen HE course, you may wish to study English & maths to Level 3.

    Elements of Study
    Your programme consists of the following elements:
    • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
    • English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
    • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance,
    communication and team work)
    • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
  • Entry requirements

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    You will need Beauty Therapy Level 2.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be asked to complete a number of guided assignments as self-study; these will be graded ‘Pass’, ‘Merit’ or ‘Distinction’. Gola online exams must also be successfully completed for each unit in order to gain the Diploma.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our Tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the ‘apply’ button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details a Tutor will contact you by phone. Please be aware that our number will be displayed as unknown/private/withheld
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED programme.
    This will give you a range of additional skills and
    experiences, and includes masterclasses; university
    visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.

    After you have completed the course you could progress on to a higher education course at college or university or continue your study with an Apprenticeship.

    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Beauty Therapist and earn up to £12,000 and
    £18,000, depending on experience
    • A Salon Manager, earning between £18,000 and
    £21,000 a year
    • A Make-up Artist, with earning potential of £20,000 a year
  • Enrichment

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    We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
    • Receive training from industry professionals, such as Ellisons, Studex, St. Tropez, Dermalogica and Eve Taylor
    • The annual Beauty Showcase, where you can display your creative and technical skills
    • Opportunity to raise money for charity through
    offering treatments to the public

    Further information
    • Teaching is delivered in industry-standard
    commercial salons
    • Study Programmes range from Pre-Entry to Level 5, including access to a Higher Education pathway
    • Opportunity to practise treatments on paying
    members of the public
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development.

    You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work.

    You could also benefit from getting involved in volunteering opportunities, both locally and abroad, and youth social action projects, perfect for enhancing your CV.
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which
    means you’ll benefit from all that the University has
    to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.

    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your
    achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor
    Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.
    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant
    Plus FREE equipment worth up to £370
    We also have a wide range of events through throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Click 'Apply' to submit your application.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    14.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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