Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments

 Qualification 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. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a beauty therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

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.

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.

PRIMARY OUTCOME:

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty therapy Treatments 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.

WHAT COULD THIS QUALIFICATION 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

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 3. Whilst both qualifications qualify you to become a beauty therapist, this qualification allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General has a purpose of confirming competence in a specific job role, rather than preparing you to enter the sector. The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General also requires you to work in a commercial salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.