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Beauty Therapy

Beauty Therapy Course

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments​

This is an advanced beauty therapy course that will equip you with a wide variety of skills giving you the broadest range of possible future careers.

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Is this course right for me?

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.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your understanding and skills further by selecting a number of optional units which include: massage with pre-blended oils, electrical epilation, individual permanent lashes, intimate waxing, self tanning, nail enhancements, Indian head massage, micro dermabrasion and stone therapy. 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.

You will be encouraged to take part in competitions to hone your skills and will also benefit from demonstrations and lectures from specialists within the industry.

Beauty Courses Guide

  • You will be expected to have successfully completed the previous level in this subject area or similar
  • Good personal presentation and communication skills are required
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

The course consists of eight units and is challenging and intensive. Emphasis is on practical assessments, assignment deadlines, external tests plus graded assessments. You will attend timetabled salon and classroom sessions for all units:

  • Working with colleagues within beauty related industries – this unit looks at the skills you need to communicate effectively and form good working relationships.
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon – whether you work in a salon, spa, cruise liner or on set, you need to know how to maintain a safe environment for staff, clients and models. You will learn how to carry out risk assessments, get guidance on the types of insurance that are needed, and look at how to induct new staff and the type of training and support they may need.
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries – in this industry you need excellent verbal skills including using different questioning techniques. You will learn about body language, how to conduct yourself in a salon situation and legal requirements you need to be aware of.
  • Promote and sell products and services to clients – this unit will help you to gain confidence by looking differently at the art of selling and promoting products and services.
  • Provide body massage – in this unit you will learn how to choose the most appropriate techniques and products to suit the client. This unit includes the use of Infra-red lamps and mechanical massage equipment.
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments – this unit will give you the knowledge, techniques and expertise to treat a wide range of skin problems. The treatments include High Frequency, Vacuum suction, EMS, Desincrustation, Iontophoresis and Microcurrent (Non-surgical facial).
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments – this unit will give you the knowledge, techniques and expertise to treat a wide range of skin and body problems. The treatments include High Frequency, Vacuum suction, EMS, Desincrustation, Iontophoresis and Microcurrent (Non-surgical body).
  • Provide self-tanning – In this unit you will learn how to apply the perfect tan to the body and face, by manual and spray application.
  • Provide micro-dermabrasion – this treatment uses a controlled flow of crystals to mechanically exfoliate the surface of the skin. It also covers the skin types and conditions you are likely to come across in facial work and how to advise clients on product usage and lifestyle changes.
  • Apply stone therapy – You will learn how to carry out the recognised techniques, involving the fusion of heat, coolness, massage and balancing of energies with skill and confidence.

This course will include weekly attendance at evening commercial sessions and you will be required to arrange your own transport.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence

On successful completion of this course students can go on to study VTCT Level 3 in Holistic Therapy or a Foundation Degree in Beauty Therapies. Students may seek employment on cruise liners, hotels, health spas or with worldwide health and beauty organisations.

Successful completion of this course and progression to a higher level programme could lead to a number of future career opportunities including: Beauty Therapist, Make-up Artist, Nail Technician, Masseur, Complementary Therapist, Special Effects Make-up Artist, Skincare Specialist, Image Consultant/Stylist, Aromatherapist.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Beauty Therapy uniform - £40/£56
  • Hot stone therapy kit - £180
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • You will be expected to have successfully completed the previous level in this subject area or similar
  • Good personal presentation and communication skills are required
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

The course consists of eight units and is challenging and intensive. Emphasis is on practical assessments, assignment deadlines, external tests plus graded assessments. You will attend timetabled salon and classroom sessions for all units:

  • Working with colleagues within beauty related industries – this unit looks at the skills you need to communicate effectively and form good working relationships.
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon – whether you work in a salon, spa, cruise liner or on set, you need to know how to maintain a safe environment for staff, clients and models. You will learn how to carry out risk assessments, get guidance on the types of insurance that are needed, and look at how to induct new staff and the type of training and support they may need.
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries – in this industry you need excellent verbal skills including using different questioning techniques. You will learn about body language, how to conduct yourself in a salon situation and legal requirements you need to be aware of.
  • Promote and sell products and services to clients – this unit will help you to gain confidence by looking differently at the art of selling and promoting products and services.
  • Provide body massage – in this unit you will learn how to choose the most appropriate techniques and products to suit the client. This unit includes the use of Infra-red lamps and mechanical massage equipment.
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments – this unit will give you the knowledge, techniques and expertise to treat a wide range of skin problems. The treatments include High Frequency, Vacuum suction, EMS, Desincrustation, Iontophoresis and Microcurrent (Non-surgical facial).
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments – this unit will give you the knowledge, techniques and expertise to treat a wide range of skin and body problems. The treatments include High Frequency, Vacuum suction, EMS, Desincrustation, Iontophoresis and Microcurrent (Non-surgical body).
  • Provide self-tanning – In this unit you will learn how to apply the perfect tan to the body and face, by manual and spray application.
  • Provide micro-dermabrasion – this treatment uses a controlled flow of crystals to mechanically exfoliate the surface of the skin. It also covers the skin types and conditions you are likely to come across in facial work and how to advise clients on product usage and lifestyle changes.
  • Apply stone therapy – You will learn how to carry out the recognised techniques, involving the fusion of heat, coolness, massage and balancing of energies with skill and confidence.

This course will include weekly attendance at evening commercial sessions and you will be required to arrange your own transport.


Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence

What can I do next?

On successful completion of this course students can go on to study VTCT Level 3 in Holistic Therapy or a Foundation Degree in Beauty Therapies. Students may seek employment on cruise liners, hotels, health spas or with worldwide health and beauty organisations.

Successful completion of this course and progression to a higher level programme could lead to a number of future career opportunities including: Beauty Therapist, Make-up Artist, Nail Technician, Masseur, Complementary Therapist, Special Effects Make-up Artist, Skincare Specialist, Image Consultant/Stylist, Aromatherapist.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Beauty Therapy uniform - £40/£56
  • Hot stone therapy kit - £180
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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