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VTCT Level 3
Diploma in Beauty
Therapy Treatments


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This course qualifies for the Advanced Learner Loan

The main aim of the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge in order to provide Beauty Therapy treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the Spa and Beauty Industry. The qualification is suitable for Learners aged 19 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at Level 3. It also provides a sound platform into further learning at Levels 3 and 4.

Primary Outcome
The primary outcome of the is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a beauty therapist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a beauty therapist.

Overview
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a beauty therapist.

What the qualification covers:
 
 
The main skills the Learner will perform are:
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Consultation techniques – to include treatment plan and contraindications and contra-actions, identifying general body types, different types of body fat and common postural faults, carrying out skin analysis and identifying skin types and conditions.

Massage techniques – to include the classical massage movements, use of different massage mediums, mechanical massage and pre-heat treatments and adapting the massage to suit the clients’ specific needs.

Body Electrotherapy treatments – to include carrying out relevant tests, selecting, using and adapting products and equipment to suit the clients’ treatment needs and body types and conditions such as Electro Muscle Stimulator, Galvanism, Microcurrent, Vacuum Suction and Mechanical Massage (G5).

Facial Electrotherapy treatments - to include carrying out relevant tests, selecting, using and adapting products and equipment to suit the clients’ treatment needs and skin types and conditions such as Electro Muscle Stimulator, Galvanism, Microcurrent, Vacuum Suction and High Frequency.

The Learner will also develop knowledge about related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the Beauty Industry.

The Learner will also learn Apply Stone Therapy Massage, Provide Indian Head Massage, Apply Microdermabrasion.
Entry requirements
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There are no formal entry requirements but a good command of written and verbal English language is required.

What could this qualification lead to?
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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:

Beauty salons
Health clubs
Owning your own business
Hotels
Health Spas
Cruise liners

If you wish to work as a mobile therapist or offer occasional treatments from home, you will be sufficiently qualified with The VTCT Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage. All students receive the Diploma which allows you to gain public liability (beauty) insurance to work with paying clients from home or mobile. It allows you to begin earning straight away, even while working towards a qualification.
Who supports this qualification?
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This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a beauty therapist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.
Qualification Structure
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Mandatory Units:
Working in beauty related industries
Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
Provide body electrotherapy treatments
Provide body massage
Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

Optional Units - (from this group you’ll need to cover a minimum of 2 units and earn a minimum of 16 credits).
Apply micro dermabrasion - 4 credits
Apply stone therapy massage - 9 credits
Provide Indian head massage -  6 credits

Course Fee: The qualification fee for Level 3 is £2,787.50 + VAT (£3,345.00). Level 2 will be included if not previously achieved. There are no additional registration or certification fees. All students will be required to purchase a uniform and kit costing.

You can finance this course through the Advanced Learner Loan or our finance instalment payment plan. The fee for the uniform and kit are not covered in the Advanced Learner Loan.

Flexible Study Options: You can study for these programmes part-time with attendance at the Academy either on two days during the week or evening attendance or weekend attendance.

Duration: L24 weeks if studied for 2 days per week or 48 weeks if studied 1 day a week.  Course can be completed quicker with additional attendance. Personal learner journey booked at interview.

Professional Body Membership and Insurance 
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Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance can be obtained via The Complementary Therapists Association (www.CThA.com) and other Industry Associations who recognise the VTCT Diploma.





















 
 
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