Level 3 Advanced Beauty Therapist Standard

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This course covers the latest technology and techniques beauty industry employers agree are most desirable for employability, in line with the new standards. You will cover a range of advanced units, including electrical face and body treatments, body massage, and anatomy and physiology - enabling you to carry out treatments to the highest standards.


Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for those looking to progress into the advanced areas of beauty therapy. Students should have recently completed a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject, or are currently employed in a salon and wish to expand their skills set.

Units / Modules

  • Swedish Massage (face, scalp and body)
  • Advanced facial technical (electrical or mechanical) therapy treatments, including LED light therapy and radiofrequency
  • Advanced body technical (electrical or mechanical) therapy treatments
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

Benefits / Skills

  • Provide advanced consultations, including in-depth client lifestyle profiling, to build and maintain the clients trust, establishing suitability for treatment and providing solutions for improving the client's physical appearance and emotional welfare.
  • Design, implement and perform advanced facial/body technical therapy treatments to meet bespoke treatment objectives; improve skin conditions; improve and maintain facial/body contour and muscle condition; and increase lymphatic drainage.
  • Portrays professionalism and the building of exemplary relationships based on trust with clients, colleagues and organisations.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 in Beauty Therapy

English and maths:

Level 2 - English and maths required. Apprentices without these qualifications will need to achieve them prior to taking the end-point assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan, or legacy statement - minimum requirement of Level 1 in English and maths.

A qualification in British Sign Language (BSL) is an alternative to English qualifications where BSL is their primary language.

Career Progression

Level 4 Diploma for Beauty Professionals

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Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Personal and professional ethics: demonstrates a commitment to quality, and maintains honesty, integrity and confidentiality


Flexible and positive attitude: Adapts positively to changing work priorities and patterns when new tasks need to be completed or requirements change.

Extra Curriculum

Maintain client care principles and practices: show clients/customers respect at all times and in all circumstances, demonstrate client empathy, sensitivity and awareness.

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