|VTCT Product Code: AB30133||GLH: 509||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 500/8964/X||Units: 8 - 19|
|Level: 3||Minimum Credits: 58|
Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 509 GLH.
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.
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.
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|
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