VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy General


The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a level 3 qualified beauty therapist.

What are the entry requirements?

NVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent qualifications and experience for adult learners. As this course contains a significant amount of science you will be expected to sit an aptitude test. You will be required to attend an interview.

You will need to have a placement in a local salon as an apprentice.

What subjects will I study?

Units studied include:

? Body massage
? Aromatherapy
? Mechanical and Electrical face and body treatments
? Health & Safety
? Epilation
? Promotional activities
? Financial effectiveness of a business

Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.

Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

How will I learn?

The course has been designed to meet various learning styles and it includes both the theory and the practical aspects. Various learning resources will be used to underpin the knowledge.

How will I be assessed?

All the practical work is assessed in salon and workplace on clients. A work place assessor will track progress and carry out assessments in your workplace 2 hours per week every 2 ? 3 weeks. You will also prove your knowledge of practical work through oral questions. There are assignments and on line tests in each area. A portfolio of evidence is built up throughout the course.

This is a professional qualification and high standards of personal appearance and conduct will be required.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a qualified beauty therapist, you can progress on to university to study beauty/complementary therapy courses, foundation degree in hair, beauty & business, or teacher training or short courses to enhance your skills.

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

- Commercial beauty salons and spa?s
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Beauty retail concessions

Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.

How long is the course?

12 ? 18 months ? You will attend one or two days at college and work for the rest of the week in a local salon.

Are there any additional costs?

There is a dress code of black tunic with red piping trim, black cardigan and black trousers for £70. (The uniform is to be purchased through college). Black flat closed toe shoes must be purchased independently.

During the academic year we organize various trips such as Manchester Professional Beauty and short courses to gain extra skills, for example Caflon ear piercing or Sienna X Tanning. The costs are around £25 each.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

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