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Increase your employability options with this one-year technical course. The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a technical
level qualification aimed at wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or
self-employed beauty therapist.
This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist. Learners will achieve the following units which include:
Throughout this course, learners will develop knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy, physiology and health and safety. Learners develop knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, successfully promote and retail products, provide a range of beauty treatments including Swedish massage, skin and body analysis and electrical science in order to make informed decisions for face and body electrical treatments.
In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.
Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.
You will need five GCSEs A*/9 to C/4 including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification/apprenticeship.
To be awarded this qualification learners must achieve a Pass (or higher) grade in:
Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to
become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
(BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a beauty therapist,
learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts,
- commercial salons
- destination/day spas
- independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- health farms
- cruise liners
- airlines or hotel chains
Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to
prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge
and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4 in one
or more of the following areas:
- salon management
- holistic therapies
- advanced beauty therapy.
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