Beauty Therapy Studies (VTCT) Diploma Level 3

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Kingsway Campus


Builds on existing knowledge and understanding of beauty therapy gained at Level 2, enabling learners to expand the scope of their technical skills to prepare them for employment as a beauty therapist.

Includes mandatory units required to work effectively as a beauty therapist including health and safety; client care and communication; electrical face and body treatments; and body massage.

Learners also have the opportunity to undertake optional units to enhance their range of practical skills such as applying individual semi-permanent eyelash extensions, intimate waxing for male and female clients, micro-dermabrasion skin treatments, self tanning, electrical epilation, stone therapy, massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils and Indian head massage.

This qualification is comprised of five mandatory units and in order to be awarded the qualification, learners must also gain a minimum of 8 credits from units in the optional group.

Entry Requirements

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies. Interview and skills test.

Progression Routes

Further study; employment in the beauty therapy industry.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

SCQF Level