Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB30133 GLH: 509 - 526 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8964/X Units: 8 - 19 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 58

Additional Information

Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH)


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 509 GLH.

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.

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.

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.

Who supports this qualification?


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. Further information on BABTAC membership can be found on their website.



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 6 components and earn a minimum of 42 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20415 T/601/5642 Working in beauty related industries 2 4 31
UV30403 L/601/3962 Provide facial electrotherapy treatments 3 11 104
UV30404 K/601/3953 Provide body electrotherapy treatments 3 11 104
UV30424 D/601/3559 Provide body massage 3 9 84
UV30468 T/601/4457 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries 3 3 28
UV30491 R/600/8780 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon 3 4 29

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 components and earn a minimum of 16 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV30425 Y/601/3558 Provide massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils 3 7 65
UV30426 D/601/3562 Apply individual permanent lashes 3 4 38
UV30427 R/601/3560 Intimate waxing for male clients 3 4 37
UV30428 Y/601/3561 Intimate waxing for female clients 3 4 37
UV30430 K/601/5329 Apply micro dermabrasion 3 4 39
UV30432 M/601/3565 Nail enhancements and advance hand and nail art techniques 3 7 60
UV30433 F/601/3568 Explore technological developments within the hair, beauty and associated areas 3 7 60
UV30449 A/601/5500 Contribute to the effective running of business 3 3 30
UV30451 R/601/4465 Provide self tanning 3 3 25
UV30459 A/601/4461 IT and data handling in the hair and beauty sector 3 5 41
UV30474 Y/601/4452 Provide electrical epilation 3 11 88
UV30475 H/601/4454 Apply stone therapy massage 3 9 75
UV30574 D/601/4095 Provide Indian head massage 3 6 49

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
SkinAstute Aesthetic & Beauty Training Academy 07852 169344 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
True Beauty Training Academy 01753 644222 Visit website Berkshire - Slough
Beauty Workshop Training 0118 978 6900 Visit website Berkshire - Wokingham
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Buckinghamshire College Group - Aylesbury Campus 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
The Beauty Training Academy 01753886060 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Acacia Training Ltd – Crewe 01270 626236 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
D H Associates 0151 336 6900 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Riverside College Halton - Kingsway Campus 0151 257 2800 Visit website Cheshire - Halton
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Kendal College 01539 814700 Visit website Cumbria
City College Nottingham - Charnwood Street Learning Centre 01332 290529 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
3FIFTY3 Ltd 07498 403977 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
East Sussex College – Lewes 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Abacus Training Group - Loughton 01273 584002 Visit website Essex
Beautec Beauty Academy 020 3384 8427 Visit website Essex
Brentwood Academy of Health & Beauty 01277 202040 Visit website Essex
Hair & Beauty Skills Academy 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Lee Stafford Hair and Beauty Academy - Chelmsford College 01245 265611 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Basildon Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Southend Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Thurrock Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Thurrock
Yate Academy 01454 862624 Visit website Gloucestershire - South Gloucestershire
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 413 8839 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Beauty Academy - Manchester 0845 601 8272 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Cosmetic Couture Training 01618323236 / 07568394897 Visit website Greater Manchester - Salford
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Eastleigh College 023 8091 1028 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
The Academy of Beauty Therapy 01962 733352 Visit website Hampshire
Herefordshire and Ludlow College 01432 352235 Visit website Herefordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
West Herts College 01923 812500 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Beauty Barn Training Academy 07999 435183 Visit website Kent
Broadstairs College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Dover Technical College 01304 244303 Visit website Kent
Folkestone College 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Kent Sports Academy Limited 01233 641000 Visit website Kent
Reynolds Training Academy 01322 275807 Visit website Kent
SB Hair and Beauty Academy Ltd 01732 842465 Visit website Kent
The Folkestone Academy 01303 842400 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Elite Colours Limited 01524 561502 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
West Lancashire College 01695 52300 Visit website Lancashire
Loughborough College 01509 215831 Visit website Leicestershire
South Leicestershire College 0116 264 3555 Visit website Leicestershire
Gainsborough College 01427 617471 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincoln College 01522 876000 Visit website Lincolnshire
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Revival Academy 02083 466606 Visit website London - Barnet
Sheetal's Beauty Academy Ltd 020 8204 6054 Visit website London - Barnet
Brooklands College - Lashes Academy 0208 795 3313 Visit website London - Brent
College of North West London 0208 208 5879 Visit website London - Brent
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Willesden 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
Felicity Natural Beauty LTD 020 8450 7326 Visit website London - Brent
Lashes Academy 07429 923657 Visit website London - Brent
The World of Work - Lashes Academy 020 8795 3313 Visit website London - Brent
Fulonas Beauty Institute 020 8665 0699 Visit website London - Croydon
Brooklands College - The World of Work 020 3589 6723 Visit website London - Enfield
The World of Work 020 3589 6723 Visit website London - Enfield
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
Fingertips and Beauty 020 8861 1459 Visit website London - Hillingdon
The London School of Beauty & Aesthetics 020 8589 0103 Visit website London - Hillingdon
Bellaviva Academy 020 8569 4545 Visit website London - Hounslow
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - London 07561 012106 Visit website London - Newham
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
New City College - Redbridge Campus 020 8548 7400 Visit website London - Redbridge
Nikki's Beauty Academy 020 8553 0868 Visit website London - Redbridge
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy 0845 467 7754 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College 020 8501 8120 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Blink Brow Bar Training Academy 020 7486 1880 Visit website London - Westminster
Chill Out Training and Enterprise Ltd 0151 548 7730 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
City Academy for Nails and Beauty 0151 298 3200 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Eurosource Solutions Limited - City Academy 01782 711927 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Es Paradis College of Nails, Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing 07709 417132 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
LivAva Training Academy 0151 651 0101 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Newark College 01636 680680 Visit website Nottinghamshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01909 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
City College Nottingham 0115 910 1455 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Shrewsbury Colleges Group 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
Beauty Oasis Training Centre 01934 642299 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Barnsley College 01226 216710 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
White Rose School of Health and Beauty - Doncaster 01302 367434 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme College 01782 715111 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus 01782 208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
Dynica Beauty Academy 01480 301427 Visit website Suffolk
Escape Beauty Rooms and Training 01473805140 Visit website Suffolk
bodyNsoul Beauty Salon & Training Centre 01276 36866 Visit website Surrey
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
Omni Academy 01932 232322 Visit website Surrey
The Academy of Hair 01483 346594 Visit website Surrey
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College 024 7624 3000 Visit website Warwickshire
Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education 0121 556 6000 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Ashwood Beauty and Holistic Academy 01274 686330 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Dermace 0844 357 9200 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
Acacia Training Ltd – Batley 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Limited 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Pathway First Ltd t/a Pathway Group 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Community Training Portal Ltd - Wiltshire 01582 565938 Visit website Wiltshire
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Evesham College part of WCG 01386 712604 Visit website Worcestershire
Malvern Hills College part of WCG 01684 58471 Visit website Worcestershire
Wellness Institute +233 24 867 6431 Visit website Ghana
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty +91 2261548000 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Ahmedabad +91 7927912775 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Bhopal +91 7552771760 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Delhi +91 1128751022 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Kakinada +91 9951125666 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Maninagar +91 7925430825 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Borivali +91 2228925988 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Dombivali +91 2512486226 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Mulund +91 2225621669 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Thane +91 2225305695 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Vashi +91 2227810413 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Nashik +91 2532319563 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Pune - Deccan +91 2025511089 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Pune - Hadapsar +91 206823131 Visit website India
Palm Tree Training Centre +91 1123840374 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Beauty and Health Sciences +91 8860333825 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Skin, Hair and Nutrition +91 7838963383 Visit website India
Tolka Valley Community Training Centre +353 1 830 8846 Visit website Ireland
Unique Beauty and Training 07891 284068 Visit website Isle of Man
Highlands College 01534 608608 Visit website Jersey
Centre De Formation Aroma +230 57357 972 Visit website Mauritius
ROC van Amsterdam +31 20 728 62 91 Visit website Netherlands
North East Scotland College - Fraserburgh Campus 0300 330 5550 Visit website Aberdeenshire
Biomest Health and Beauty Academy +90 533 833 2003 Visit website Turkey
Öngel Kozmetoloji Koleji +90 392 223 7773 Visit website Turkey
Bridgend College 01656 302302 Visit website Bridgend
Coleg Sir Gar - Graig Campus 01554 748000 Visit website Carmarthenshire
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
Utopia Academy 01834 860000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Gower College Swansea 01792 284049 Visit website Swansea
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham

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