Beauty Therapy VTCT Level 3 Diploma (Massage & Facial electrics Route)

(Swedish & pre-blended Aromatherapy Massage, + Face/body electrics in Galvanic, High Frequency, EMS, Microcurrent, Lymphatic Drainage)

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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.

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

Qualification options:

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (QCF)

Pre-requisites (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. Optional - Infection Prevention (Covid-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services VTCT Level 2

Course format:

13 individual practical sessions /assessments + home study + portfolio coursework + case studies + written exams. Training material is accessed via 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

UV30403 - Provide facial electrotherapy treatments

UV30424 - Provide body massage

UV30425 - Provide massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils

UV30430 - Apply micro dermabrasion

Start time:

The home study can be started at anytime, but please check out our current course dates on our website for the practical training element.


15 days


The home study can be started at anytime, please ask for available course dates.

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.

Case studies:

You are required to complete enough treatments to cover the range requirements.

Exam board:

The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust)

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employed beauty therapist working from home, salon, Spa or Mobile.

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own kits, products and equipment in order to carry out your case studies and practice your skills.

We also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is supplied here -

Qualification gained:

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

This qualification is mapped to the relevant NOS (National Occupational Standards), where applicable. This qualification is accredited on the qualifications and credit framework (QCF). This qualification is a VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification.)


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Payment Options

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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 (Course Writer)
Karen Ashton (Course Writer)

Karen has more than 19 years experience in the industry, she is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, which was 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.

Course Curriculum

  Section 6A - Skin Health
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