Beauty Therapy VTCT Level 3

Body massage, pre-blended aromatherapy massage, stone therapy massage & micro-dermabrasion treatments

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 05/012021 - Due to the current lockdown, all practical course dates are currently on hold until we can return to work again. All dates will then be rescheduled. You can still book any course and complete online learning in the meantime, with a view of booking the practical learning when we are able to do so. We also offer learning support via zoom and email, and some of our courses are formulated solely as online / zoom learning. Stay safe everyone. Karen & Jason x

Course available at venue below:

Bideford, Devon

Course Dates:

(8 days)

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The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy has been designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills.
In this qualification you will cover body massage, health and safety and client communication skills, stone therapy massage, pre-blended aromatherapy and micro-dermabrasion.
You will also develop sound theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin all the practical skills gained throughout this
BT3C1 - VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (VRQ)

Entry level:

1. Level 2 Beauty Therapy is recommended but not essential OR, a facial & skincare qualification is required if you are not level 2 beauty qualified


2. You are required to undertake the following qualification (this can be studied alongside this course, but must be completed prior to practical assessments) - Infection Prevention (Covid-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services VTCT Level 2

Course format:

Practical attendance & assessment: 8 days

Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work

Online Exams: 7 papers

Training material is accessed through our online portal

Course content:

UV30491 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

UV30468 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

UV30424 Provide body massage

UV30475 Apply stone therapy massage

UV30430 Provide Microdermabrasion

UV30425 Provide massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils


GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 326. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies, assessments, written exams)

Home study (Coursework): This can be started at anytime


8 days

Model required?:

Group training = No, students will work on each other.

One to one training = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical training to practice your routine on.

Case studies = Yes, you will be required to work on models for your case studies.

Assessments = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to assessments to practice your routine on.

Case Studies:

You must carry out and document evidence for at least 3 treatments per subject.

Exam board:

The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust)

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employment or Employment as a beauty & massage therapist

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own products (massage medium), equipment (e.g. massage couch / chair, hot and cold stones set and heater, microdermabrasion equipment) in order to carry out your case studies & practice your skills at home. We also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is supplied with your training pack.

FREE student and therapist resources section --

Qualification gained:

A VRQ – VTCT Level 3 certificate in Beauty Therapy (QCF)

Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable). This qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
This qualification is approved and supported by the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC), the standard setting body for the beauty therapy industry.


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Payment Options

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, PayPal or PayPal credit, here are the details

Please note, if you choose either of these methods, your booking will be processed manually, and can take up to 24 hours to receive access to your training pack.

Your Instructor

Karen Ashton
Karen Ashton

Karen has more than 18 years experience in the industry, she is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, launched in 2007. Karen is a course writer and author of 'The Essential Oils Guide'. Writing is her passion and she has a wealth of knowledge in beauty, massage and complementary therapies.

Courses Included with Purchase

Anatomy & Physiology online course
This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body.
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Health & Safety online course
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Listening skills online course
This course covers listening skills, client care & communications
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Retailing for Therapists E-Class
This E-Class will provide you with information on how to incorporate retailing products with clients to increase revenue
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Skin Analysis E-Class
Online course accredited with IPHM
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Original Price: £99

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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