Course Type: Part Time

City & Guilds Level 3 in Beauty Therapy

  • Course Code AAA0106
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time Evening
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

If you have successfully completed a Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification within the last 5 years then this one-year, level 3 course is for you.

Throughout the course you will work with experienced therapists in our commercial salon Botanica, who will support your development and give you an insight into the industry. You will follow a programme of innovative, challenging and exciting beauty units that will include;

  • facial techniques
  • body electro therapy
  • body massage
  • stone therapy.

You will be trained by Demalogica to use their skin care products, which are only available from professional skincare therapists. You will also get the opportunity to get hands on experience at professional salons and take part in enrichment courses to gain additional skills in areas such as;

  • spray tanning
  • eye lash extensions
  • Caflon ear piercing.

You will have the opportunity to perfect your customer care skills including working on reception, booking appointments, welcoming clients and interacting with paying customers. You will also be supported in entering national industry competitions.

You will be assessed through assignments, tests and practical observations on a range of beauty techniques that are carried out on paying clients.

Employment opportunities

This course will prepare you to progress straight into employment in the beauty industry in a salon, spa, health farm, clinic, hotel cosmetic company or even on cruise liners. A Beauty Therapist can expect to earn between £12,000 to £17,000 a year, and Salon Managers can earn over £20,000 a year. This industry also lends itself perfectly to setting up your own business and being your own boss.


If you want to progress within education, you can go onto a Level 4 qualification or Foundation Degree in complementary health, care or beauty therapy.

Days & Times

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5.30pm to 9pm.

An interview is required and equipment is needed.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy

Required experience

Previous Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy.

The cost of this course varies depending on your age and circumstances.

If you are under 19 years old, this course is free.

If you are aged over 19 years old you may qualify for free or reduced price course fees, depending on your circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.

For an up to date cost and more finance information please visit an Enrolment Event, call 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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