Beauty Therapy VTCT NVQ Level 3 Diploma Course

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Start Date

You can enrol on this course at any time
This is a 4 months course including online studies

Course Overview

, The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy is to confirm your competence in the job role of beauty therapist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a beauty therapist.

Overview
The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a substantial vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as a beauty therapist. This qualification forms part of an apprenticeship framework, however is also offered outside apprenticeships by education and training providers who can offer this course in a real salon environment and provide you with the opportunity to learn beauty therapy skills, whilst working on real clients. It is important for you to have the opportunity to learn in a real working environment, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector.

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 is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist including, mandatory units covering the following: facial electrical, body massage, pre-blended oils, Indian head massage, stone therapy, monitoring procedures in the salon and contributing to the planning of a promotional event.

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, and client care. 

What does this course lead to

What could this qualification lead to?
This qualification will qualify 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
– Working in destination and day spas
– Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Whilst this qualification’s primary purpose is to prepare you for employment as a beauty therapist, you may choose to develop your skills further by undertaking qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 4, including:

– VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation
– VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments
– VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy
– VTCT Level 4 Award in Skin Blemish Removal
– VTCT Level 4 Award in Physiology for Advanced Beauty Therapy
– VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 3. Whilst both will qualify you to become a beauty therapist and gain employment, this qualification requires you to work in a real commercial beauty salon, whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments has a purpose of preparing you to enter the beauty therapy sector rather than confirming competence in a specific job role. The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments can be achieved through gathering evidence in a college’s realistic working environment.

Beauty Therapy VTCT NVQ Level 3 Diploma
Course Units

Provide facial electrical treatments

This unit is about improving face and skin condition using direct high frequency, galvanic, EMS, micro-current,
lymphatic drainage and micro-dermabrasion equipment.

It covers the skills involved in providing a thorough consultation with the client to formulate a specific course of
treatment tailored to individual client needs. The ability to provide relevant aftercare advice is also required.

To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will
also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client.

Provide body massage treatments

This unit is about the skills involved in providing head and body massage treatments. It covers manual massage of
the head and body as well as mechanical body massage techniques. The ability to adapt massage techniques to suit
individual client needs is a crucial requirement of this unit.

To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will
also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client.

Provide Indian head massage treatments

This unit is about the skills involved in providing Indian head massage treatment. The ability to adapt massage
techniques to suit individual client needs and the environment in which the massage takes place are crucial requirements.
The ability to perform Indian head massages with and without the use of oils is also required.

To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will
also need to maintain your personal appearance, hygiene and good communication with the client.

Provide pre-blend aromatherapy massage treatments

This unit is about the skills involved in preparing clients for and delivery of massage using pre-blended aromatherapy
oils. The ability to adapt the use of pre-blended oils and massage techniques to suit individual client needs are
crucial requirements.

To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will
also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client.

Monitor procedures to safely control work operations

Monitoring the operation of workplace health and safety procedures is the legal responsibility of all senior staff in
a salon, not just that of the manager or proprietor. These responsibilities extend beyond salon staff to all people
entering the business, e.g. clients, suppliers, contract cleaners, etc.

Therefore, in the context of this unit, ‘other people’ includes not only other employees, but all those
who have a reason to be on salon premises at any time.

This unit is about making sure that statutory and workplace instructions are being carried out.

Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

This unit is about working with others to plan, implement and evaluate promotional activities. The ability to
competently present information and interact with the public whilst demonstrating skills is a particularly important aspect
of this unit.

Provide stone therapy treatments

This unit is about the skills involved in providing hot and cold stone therapy treatments. It covers both massage
and the placing of stones on the head, face and body. The ability to adapt stone therapy treatments to suit individual
client needs is a crucial requirement.

To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will
also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client.

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