If you are looking to embark on a career as a therapist, providing both specialised electrical facial and body massage treatments; our City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence.
This qualification can be completed in as little as 16 weeks but you have up to 1 year to fully complete the course.
- Swedish Body Massage
- Electrical Facials*
*Students must not have received any cosmetic facial procedures to include dermal fillers or microblading in the 12 weeks prior to the training days.
Much of the qualification is completed as home-study, including written and practical coursework making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. The 5 days of practical training required for the course will run from 10am – 4pm, although we ask students to arrive at 9.45am to ensure a prompt start. You will learn the theory of the treatment firstly, and spend the majority of the training days acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills, with a short break for lunch.
Once you have completed all training and coursework, you will arrange to attend practical assessment days to achieve your City & Guilds qualification. There are no written assessment days or written exams to be taken, which is an advantage over the VTCT qualification programmes for those who struggle with taking exam papers. Another advantage of this Level 3 Qualification over others we offer, is that it focuses on the key skills of electrical facials for those who want to go onto further advanced skincare training or work within an aesthetics clinic; while still giving you knowledge of body massage treatments (essential for spa work). You have a wide range of career options open to you without needing to study as many holistic therapy options as with the VTCT route.
For more detailed information on the structure of this qualification, please call to speak with one of our friendly Course Advisors on 0800 999 2277.
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A City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy is an excellent option for those who want to hold a higher level qualification. This particular course will enable you to provide technical skills and knowledge to work as a professional therapist in your chosen sector within a salon, spa or skin clinic. You will learn a wide range of techniques, including in-demand electrical facial treatments and microdermabrasion, plus Swedish body massage treatments.
Whilst you are perfecting your practical skills during training, you will also be consolidating your theoretical knowledge with our comprehensive study material, answering questions in your electronic workbooks to submit as coursework. You will also be practicing the skills that you have learnt at our training centre on models (friends/family) at home, gradually building a portfolio of treatments of body massage treatment to submit as your practical coursework. You complete all required electrical facial treatments at the centre as part of your training and assessment days so no electrical facial equipment is required at home.
Our assessment process will ensure that your techniques, from hygiene requirements to attention to detail, are at a satisfactory industry level, and re-affirm the skills learnt during your practical training. This exciting course is hands-on, provides you with in-depth detail on a range of massage/facial skills and it is designed to prepare you to begin your career within the industry. The qualification not only provides you with extensive career opportunities, it is also internationally recognized and demonstrates your ability to work to an industry-standard level of practice.
We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments. However to undertake this Level 3 option, you must already have achieved either the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy, VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Facials or City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy award. This may be with The Beauty Academy or previously with an alternative provider.
Students will require a good command of spoken and written English to complete the City & Guilds qualification.
You will give and receive body massage and electrical facial treatments as part of this course. Students work upon each other so no models are required. Training sessions can be mixed sex depending on bookings made, however privacy screens are used to ensure student discretion. Should you require to attend a training day with same-sex students only in attendance e.g. for religious reasons, please contact us before booking so we can look at the best training date for you. Students must not have received any cosmetic procedures to include dermal fillers or microblading in the 12 weeks prior to the training days.
All products and tools are provided for the training days at the centre when you attend. No kit is required to complete the training days, nor included in the course fee.
On the training days, you only need to bring a hand and bath towel for your personal use, completed enrolment form and cold food for your lunch (e.g. sandwich/salad). Tea & coffee are provided on the training days.
We do provide study materials to assist you in completion of your written coursework & in preparation for your assessments. Students will require products/tools at home and to arrange models to complete their coursework/assessments. You do not require access to the electrical facial machines at home however, as all practical for this is completed as part of your training/assessment days. You will only need to complete body massage treatments at home as part of your portfolio. Our Support team are on-hand to contact by telephone or email throughout the duration of your course to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.
We are so proud at The Beauty Academy to work with such a professional, passionate and friendly team of tutors, all of which hold a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in their specialised sector. Our tutors are also all qualified with either Level 4 PTTLS or equivalent teaching awards in education, with years of experience in beauty-related professional industries. Furthermore, our tutors who are involved in the assessment process all hold an Assessors Award.
We pride ourselves on the welcoming nature of our tutors and their ability to engage, educate and enrich students from all ages and backgrounds. All of our tutors are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques in the ever-changing industry.
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile.
Once you have completed your assessment days you will receive your qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body City & Guilds).
Aside from your practical training, your course also involves home-study and assessments as required by the awarding body City & Guilds. Our qualifications (all levels) require both written and practical coursework to be submitted and marked by an assessor before you can be progressed to the assessment stage.
At the time of booking your qualification, you will be sent your study materials (including: Workbooks; Student Study Guide; Practical Assignment and our Student Handbook) to get you started with your coursework.
As you complete your practical training, you can begin working on your practical assignment for body massage. We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email or telephone at any stage during the course of your qualification.
All courses completed with The Beauty Academy are accredited by ABT allowing you receive a 10% discount off your policy with ABT Insurance when you quote ACADEMY99
The Beauty Academy also offer a discounted insurance scheme with Balens; a Specialist Insurance Brokers aimed at Health and Well-Being Professionals, offering both Therapist and Student Therapist insurance for those who train with us. To learn more about the Balens insurance scheme, please click here.
An advantage of completing your qualification with The Beauty Academy is that you can obtain insurance to begin working from home or mobile (even while still pulling together your portfolio of treatments towards your qualification and/or preparing to complete your practical assessments). It allows you to earn while you learn. Once you have fully completed your qualification, you will be able to gain employment within a salon/spa/cruise ship or to gain insurance and a licence to open your own salon.
All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance.
Once you have received your certification from the awarding body City & Guilds stating your qualification achievement, you are also able to work for larger companies within the industry, including: spas; hotels; salons, aesthetic skin clinics and cruise-ships etc. The opportunities are endless!
We offer high-quality accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by our accrediting awarding bodies (City & Guilds and VTCT) to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible.
All courses are run as small groups which allows plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We also have an on-going Support Team available to answer any query you may have regarding your training with us, contactable on either email or telephone.
You may consider completing a further qualification to further your career opportunities within a specialized sector of the industry. To learn more about the qualifications that we offer, please click here.
We also offer a Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy course for our students; a comprehensive, home-study course that would complement any course completed with us, aimed at those looking to launch a business in the industry.
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