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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (2018/19)

Course Content

Builds on existing knowledge and understanding of beauty therapy gained at Level 2, enabling learners to expand the scope of their technical skills to prepare them for employment as a beauty therapist.

Includes mandatory units required to work effectively as a beauty therapist including health and safety; client care and communication; electrical face and body treatments; and body massage.

Learners also have the opportunity to undertake optional units to enhance their range of practical skills such as applying individual semi-permanent eyelash extensions, intimate waxing for male and female clients, micro-dermabrasion skin treatments, self tanning, electrical epilation, stone therapy, massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils and Indian head massage.

This qualification is comprised of five mandatory units and in order to be awarded the qualification, learners must also gain a minimum of 8 credits from units in the optional group.

* * * Due to a high number of applications this course is now operating a waiting list for Arbroath Campus.* * *

Target Audience

This course is for qualified therapists at level 2 or for those with substantial industry experience.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (or equivalent) or relevant industry experience.

Future Prospects

Further study; employment in the beauty therapy industry.


Candidates are assessed through observation and closed book assessment. Some research assessment material is required.


VTCT Level 3 Diploma Beauty Therapy studies.


SCQF Level: 6

How to Apply

How Where When
Full-Time Arbroath Campus 27 Aug 18 Apply Online

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