Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB30493 GLH: 424 - 437 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/8665/8 Units: 6 - 14 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 46

Additional Information

Statement of Purpose



The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies is a technical level qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a beauty therapist. This qualification is based on Habia National Occupational Standards (NOS). This qualification is recognised by the UK's largest beauty therapy trade body/professional association i.e. The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and also the UK's second largest association representing beauty therapy employers; the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a beauty therapist.

This qualification has specifically been designed for the 16-19 age group and builds on existing knowledge and understanding of beauty therapy gained at Level 2, enabling learners to expand the scope of their technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a beauty therapist.

The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist including health and safety, client care and communication, electrical face and body treatments, and body massage. These units are all mandatory.

Learners also have the opportunity to undertake optional units to enhance their range of practical skills such as applying individual semi-permanent eyelash extensions, intimate waxing for male and female clients, micro-dermabrasion skin treatments, self tanning, electrical epilation, stone therapy, massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils and Indian head massage. This qualification is comprised of five mandatory units and in order to be awarded the qualification, learners must also gain a minimum of 8 credits from units in the optional group.

Career Opportunities



Career opportunities as a beauty therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Beauty salons
- Day spas
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Product manufacturing and training
- Destination/hotel spas
- HM Prison service
- Cruise liners
- Hospitals/care homes

Further Learning Opportunities



Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a beauty therapist; learners may choose to complement their skills base by undertaking specialist higher level qualifications such as:

- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Micropigmentation
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation
- VTCT Level 4 Award in Skin Blemish Removal




Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 5 components and earn a minimum of 38 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
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 1 components and earn a minimum of 8 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
UV30451 R/601/4465 Provide self tanning 3 3 25
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
SkinAstute Aesthetic & Beauty Training Academy 07852 169344 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
Riverside College Halton - Kingsway Campus 0151 257 2800 Visit website Cheshire - Halton
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Holistic Therapies Training 01237 426448 Visit website Devon
A.L.D. Hairdressing Training Academy 01914111730 Visit website Durham
East Durham College 0191 518 2000 Visit website Durham
3FIFTY3 Ltd 07498 403977 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
East Sussex College – Lewes 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 01273 667788 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
The Manchester College - Harpurhey Campus 0161 909 6655 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 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
Trafford College (Altrincham Campus) 01618867046 Visit website Greater Manchester - Trafford
Wigan and Leigh College 01942 761600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Wigan and Leigh College - Leigh Campus 01942 761452 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Lipstick Powder & Paint 023 8194 2429 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Herefordshire and Ludlow College 01432 352235 Visit website Herefordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Broadstairs College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
Folkestone College 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
The John Wallis Church of England Academy 01233 623465 Visit website Kent
Accrington Academy 01254 304300 Visit website Lancashire
Revival Academy 02083 466606 Visit website London - Barnet
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Alperton 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
Lashes Academy 07429 923657 Visit website London - Brent
Queens Academy London - Alperton 07747 603333 Visit website London - Brent
Queens Academy London - Kingscross 07747 603333 Visit website London - Camden
Sephora's Fame Hair and Beauty 020 8340 0100 Visit website London - Camden
City and Islington College 020 7700 9200 Visit website London - Haringey
Beauty Training Harrow 020 8206 2930 Visit website London - Harrow
HCUC Harrow 020 8909 6451 Visit website London - Harrow
Institute of Dermal Sciences 01895 349008 Visit website London - Hillingdon
Bellaviva Academy 020 8569 4545 Visit website London - Hounslow
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
LSCollege - Lewisham Campus 020 3757 3000 Visit website London - Lewisham
Aim Skills Development 020 8552 5684 Visit website London - Newham
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
Sharllete Aesthetics 07853 396767 Visit website London - Redbridge
Ray Cochrane Beauty School - Canary Wharf 0207 486 6291 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
Eden College 01708 726660 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Ray Cochrane Beauty School 020 7486 6291 Visit website London - Westminster
The London School of Beauty and Make-up 020 7776 9767 Visit website London, City of
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Medicare Cosmetics LTD 01642 481734 Visit website North Yorkshire - Middlesbrough
North Nottinghamshire College 01909 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
City College Nottingham 0115 910 1455 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
The Oxford Academy 01865 774311 Visit website Oxfordshire
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Beauty & Holistic Training 01302 856504 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Affable Therapy Training Limited 020 8338 1212 Visit website Surrey
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Fulonas Beauty Institute - London Road 020 8665 0699 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
Learning Aesthetics Academy 01737 225955 Visit website Surrey
University College Birmingham 0121 604 1000 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Ormiston Forge Academy 01384 566598 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Northbrook Metropolitan College 01903 273054 Visit website West Sussex
Bradford Aesthetics Hair and Beauty College 01274 981240 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Delta Academies Trust - Garforth Academy 0113 212 7141 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
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
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
American Beauty Training Academy +353 21 234 8338 Visit website Ireland
Elite Academy +353 868593695 Visit website Ireland
Elite Hair & Beauty Academy +353 86 859 3699 Visit website Ireland
Tolka Valley Community Training Centre +353 1 830 8846 Visit website Ireland
Dundee and Angus College - Arbroath Campus 01241 432600 Visit website Angus
Dundee and Angus College - Kingsway Campus 01382 834865 Visit website Dundee City
Scottish Beauty Expert Training Academy 01505 672467 Visit website Glasgow City
Laureate Le Beauty Training +27 11 618 4623 Visit website South Africa
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff

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