Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Beauty Therapy - VTCT Diploma in Aromatherapy Massage Level 3

If you wish to pursue a career in aromatherapy this course will develop the required skills.

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Key information

Course code: RET053 Course type: Part-time professional, International, Part-time leisure Duration: 11 weeks Start date: 23 April 2019 Timetable:Tuesday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 12.30pm
Entry requirements: Level 3 Diploma in Body Massage & Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology End qualification: VTCT Level 3 Diploma Aromatherapy Massage Awarding body: VTCT Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £620 Assessment: Practical assignments, written assignments, portfolio, case studies and exams Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Course aims and areas

In this course you will develop the skills to blend essential oils in a tailor-made fashion for each client and provide a relaxing aromatherapy massage using various massage techniques.

You will also explore how to communicate effectively with clients.

This Level 3 Diploma is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as an aromatherapist and includes all the required elements to work effectively as an aromatherapist.

Successful completion will enable you to work within leisure centres, health clubs, spas, salons, cruise liners, hotels, NHS hospitals and care homes, or in a self-employed capacity at home or overseas.

Course Units

  • Aromatherapy
  • Business practice for complementary therapies 
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies 

Why the MET?

You will have access to high-quality kits and products in our professional public salon and spa facilities, giving you the real-world experience valued by employers

The Beauty and Holistic team is staffed by highly-experienced tutors that are passionate about their subject areas and have excellent links with employers.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

International fees can vary depending on the course you choose and how long you are studying for.

For full information about our international fees, please see our International fees guide.

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Facilities

Our Beauty department benefits from several fantastic facilities that will provide you with a real-world training experience and a top education.

These include professional standard beauty and hairdressing salons that are open to the general public, providing a realistic working environment.

We also offer the use of high end, industry branded equipment and products, plus additional training from external companies, such as Eve Taylor.

Facilities
You will need to buy a kit and uniform for this course at approximately £180 - £200
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

2 Available opportunities 0.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 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

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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

1039 Available opportunities 0.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 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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