VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments

About the course

Who is this course for?

The Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is designed to provide learners with a 17 weeks course in which they will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to prepare them for a career as a beauty therapist.

A good understanding of English is essential.

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma is an internationally recognised qualification. It is based on the National Occupation Standards and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC). Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.

What will I learn?

Through this unit you will develop your skills in a supervisory role focusing on health and safety within your salon.
You will recognise salon hazards, carry out risk assessments and then implement the necessary actions. You will monitor and support your colleagues to ensure your salon complies with health and safety requirements. You will implement and supervise salon procedures for all aspects of salon safety and security including the need for insurance.
This is a preparation for work unit which is based on capability and knowledge. This unit is about client care and communication in beauty-related industries. You will develop your ability to adapt the provision of client care and your communication skills, to the needs of different clients, as well as learn how to manage client expectations.
This unit will provide you with an understanding of the requirements for working in the beauty related industries.
This unit is about the skills involved in providing body massage treatments. You will learn about the classical Swedish massage movements and will be required to adapt massage techniques to suit individual client needs. You will also learn about health, safety, hygiene and client care.
This unit is about improving face and skin condition using direct high frequency, galvanic, EMS, microcurrent and lymphatic drainage equipment. You will be required to formulate a specific course of treatments tailored to individual client needs.
This unit is about improving body and skin condition using electrical equipment such as galvanic, microcurrent and lymphatic drainage. You will learn how to formulate a specific course of treatments tailored to individual client needs.
You will be treating cellulite, poor muscle tone, sluggish circulation and uneven skin texture.
This unit is about providing micro dermabrasion treatments to improve the appearance and condition of the skin on the face and body. To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout your work.
This unit is about the skills involved in assessing, preparing for and carrying out electrical needle epilation treatments to remove hair using alternating current and blend techniques. You will also need to show you can competently advise clients on the care needed after electrical epilation.
To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout their work.
Through this unit you will learn how to effectively run a business. You will extend your knowledge and practical skills in effective communication. You will set targets, provide advice and guidance, maintain accurate records, and have a clear understanding of business practice and relevant current legislation.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by professional experts through practical sessions alongside theory in a classroom.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be carried out during the course by an assessor observing your practical work. You will also complete written tests and assignments.

All practical work must be carried out on clients which you will be asked to provide.

Is there anything else I need to know?

You will need to purchase a uniform (black CPBA t-shirt – provided, black trousers and black shoes)

The course fee is


This course can be FUNDED by the government – eligibility criteria applies*.

* You can apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your training that you only have to pay back if you earn more than £25,000 a year.
All learners are required to pay a £10 admin fee that they will get back once they completed the course. For full terms and conditions of the funding and eligibility please visit http://www.cpba.co.uk/course-funding-2/

Entry requirements

You must have a keen interest in beauty therapy.
Experience in beauty therapy is required.
You must be 19 or older.