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Beauty Therapy - Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy VTCT

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Course Code: FE0075-1C Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 35 weeks Entry requirements: 19+ Adult. Level 2 Beauty Therapy. A good level of English and a good reference. Qualification: VTCT Extended Diploma Beauty Therapy Level 3 Awarding Body: VTCT Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Course aims

This course covers micro-dermabrasion; electrical facial and body treatments; body analysis; Swedish body massage; mechanical massage; social media marketing and more.

Based in our professional salon, this course covers all the required elements for a career as an employed or self-employed beauty therapist. You will learn to provide a wide range of treatments, as well as gaining knowledge in physiology, anatomy, and health and safety. Our industry-experienced teachers will also support you to develop skills such as customer service, commercial awareness, team working and research.

Entry requirements

To start on this Level 3 course, you must have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

You must be aged 19+ and have a good level of English (reading, writing and comprehension). You must also provide a good reference.

You will need to complete a weekly minimum of 4-5 hours home study and complete salon session outside class time to ensure that you maintain your Level 2 and Level 3 beauty skills.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Swedish massage therapy
  • Body electrical treatment
  • Facial electrical treatment
  • Mechanical massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Work experience

Why this course at the MET?

  • Excellent training facilities
  • Professional salons that are open to the public
  • High-end industry branded equipment/products
  • Highly skilled and qualified lecturers
  • Lecturers have current industry experience
  • Strong industry and employer links


Further study & future careers

Further study

Whilst the primary purpose of this course is to prepare learners for employment, you may choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 2 or 3 in beauty therapy, holistic therapies, sports therapy or make-up.

Future careers

These qualifications allow you to become a  member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). There are employment opportunities in: 

  • Commercial salons
  • Destination/day spas
  • Hotels
  • Cruise ships
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile /home-based settings 


Further study & future careers

Course fees

This course is part-time, taking place during the day over 35 weeks.

The course fees are £1,761.

Course fee discounts may apply depending on your circumstances. You can also choose to pay in instalments splitting payments over 3 months. The first payment will be due when you enrol.


Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to assist with tuition fees.

An Advanced Learner Loan is available for students 19+ and is similar to a higher education student loan. You do not repay them until you have finished your course and you are earning more than £25,000.

Further information can be found here or on the government website.

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Ensures clients' records are maintained.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 0.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,873

AVERAGE £27,651

POTENTIAL £50,603

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

Beautician or related occupation

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.
  • Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
  • Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
  • Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
  • Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
  • Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
  • Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
  • Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
  • Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 0.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,767

AVERAGE £16,361

POTENTIAL £23,166

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Science
  • Mathematics
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