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Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatment (Advanced) - Level 3

Overview

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist including: providing body massage, face and body electrotherapy, health and safety and client care.

The structure of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career as a beauty therapist. 

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and beauty therapy products and equipment.

You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the skin and apply a variety of beauty therapy products and electrical equipment using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

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Entry requirements

This course is only available to 16-18 year olds.

Level 2 in Beauty Therapy plus a dexterity test, attendance at a one-day ‘welcome day’ during July/August or attendance at summer school if a progressing learner.

You will need to supply a written reference from your school/college teacher and/or a current school or college report with an indication of your attendance pattern and achievements. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account by the end of May.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1176A1146FREEFREE* to £3345.00Apply
Sep 20221 yr(s)1176A1146FREEFREE* to £3345.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

36 weeks.

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How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an ongoing theory and practical assessment that will be carried out on paying clients within the commercial salon.

You will collate and present an evidence portfolio and also be assessed through exams set by the awarding body.

What does the course lead to?

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a beauty therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty therapist.

Career opportunities as a beauty therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Working in commercial beauty salons/spas/cruise liners
  • Working in a retail concession in a department store
  • Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.

What will I study?

Study units include:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Working in beauty related industries
  • Provide body massage
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Apply stone therapy massage.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

What can I go on to study?

  • University-level study
  • Progression into employment

How do I apply?

Apply online

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