Overview of the course
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
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.
You will need Beauty Therapy Level 2.
How will I be assessed?
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
Supporting your learning and wellbeing
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.
Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity
to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED
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.
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
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
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?
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
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
• 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
How to apply?
Submit an application online by visiting
Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending
one of our Open Events:
• Thursday 17th October 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
• Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
• Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm
• Futures4Me Event - Monday 7th October 2019,
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.