Level 3 Hair & Beauty Courses

Level 3 diplomas are hugely important for those seeking employment or looking to start their own business within the hair and beauty industry. 

Do I Really Need a Level 3 Diploma?

No barber, beauty therapist, masseuse, makeup artist, nail technician or hairdresser is able to practice their chosen trade without a level 3 certification. This means that the answer to this question is an emphatic yes, it is an absolute must for any and all practitioners within the beauty industry to achieve a level 3 diploma within their discipline.

Level 3 diplomas are internationally recognised and enhance the likelihood of you landing your dream role within the hair and beauty industry, or even starting your own business. Recognised by all major trade bodies, a level 3 qualification in any of our courses will set you on your way to achieving your dream career goals within the world of hair and beauty.

The beauty industry is growing at an ever-increasing pace and is becoming one of the most lucrative areas to specialise in within the UK. So, whether you’re looking to open up your own salon or gain employment with another hairdresser, barber or beautician, a level 3 qualification is the perfect way to get into the beauty industry in the UK and abroad. It has also never been easier to enroll and get involved in level 3 diplomas if you are 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan which can help you achieve your dream qualifications. 

Here at Bella Marie Training Academy, we offer a wide range of level 3 hair and beauty courses, available with a mix of online, hands-on and theoretical learning. This blended approach is the most comprehensive and provides you with the highest quality of education and knowledge when it comes to your chosen area of expertise.

Assessments are based on a mix of practical application of skills, testing of theoretical knowledge through multiple choice exams and a portfolio of work completed during your training. 

Our trained and highly qualified tutors offer guidance and supervision throughout the learning process, making it as simple and straightforward as possible for every learner.

Which Level 3 Courses Do We Offer?

Bella Marie Training Academy is the best place to gain yourself a VTCT qualification and kickstart your career. We offer a huge range of level 3 courses across the beauty industry.

Take a look below and explore your level 3 course hair and beauty course options.

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage)

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management

We have a highly skilled team of tutors on hand to support you. This means that you’ll get immediate access to their experience, skills and industry knowledge once you enrol on any of our courses, with support available throughout the educational process.

Success Stories

Leanne joined the Bella Marie Salon team in May 2017 working 1 day a week alongside her NHS career of 16 years!

Leanne initially provided sports massage, Indian head massage and hot stone massage, and due to demand went on to provide pregnancy and aromatherapy massage.

In September 2017 Leanne decided to expand her services and began training with the Academy, she has since completed numerous courses with us.

Katie Roberts

Katie completed Level 1 Beauty and has since enrolled on our Level 2 Beauty Course. Katie has been training with us for a number of months and has completed several fast track short courses including Semi-permanent lashes, Lash lift, Hot & Cold Waxing, Spray tanning, Perfect brows and Perfect lashes.

Since starting her beauty training with us she has set up her own mobile beauty business and also works in a salon setting as well.


“I’m Claire… I’m currently working full time in children and family social care as a team manager. I’ve been in the role for almost 20 years and whilst I’m still passionate about this type of work, I’ve always wanted to explore my other passion which is “all things beauty” but never made the time to do it. However, this year I took a leap of courage and in June I started on my beauty journey…  


Kirsty came to us after finding out we are a DWP APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDER which meant she could receive funding towards her training along with self-funding for some of her courses.

Since first coming to the academy in March 2018 Kirsty has completed 9 of our courses and has also gone on to set up her own mobile business “Beauty by Kirsty”. 

Bella Marie Training Academy have a highly skilled team of tutors on hand to support you, you'll get immediate access to their experience, skills and industry knowledge once you enrol on any of our courses.
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Success Stories