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Beauty Therapist Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start dates throughout the year. This is an 18-month course, plus three months for your End-point Assessment.

Entry requirements

You will need to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Find an employer to employ you as an apprentice in a role that will allow you the opportunities to develop all the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the standard. Please see our Apprenticeship Vacancies for the latest opportunities. Individual employers will set their own entry requirements and selection criteria for their apprenticeship job role.
  • Hold a Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy and a Level 1 Maths and English qualification or equivalent.


You will achieve

You will achieve the Level 3 Beauty Therapist Advanced Apprenticeship Standard.

Course overview

As an Advanced Beauty Therapy Apprentice, you’ll carry out treatments as a Senior Therapist and learn a range of skills and techniques such advanced facial technical (electrical or mechanical) therapy treatments, and body technical (electrical or mechanical) therapy treatments including consultation and aftercare.

This apprenticeship will ensure you are well equipped to become an advanced Beauty Therapist.

Course content

This course will ensure you’re ready to perform at your best in the industry, you will gain the following skills:

  • Experience of performing advanced consultations.
  • Effective communication, methods and strategic thinking.
  • Knowledge, use and adaptation of advanced manual therapy techniques.
  • How to design, implement, perform and adapt advanced facial technical therapy treatments.
  • How to design, implement, perform and adapt advanced body technical therapy treatments.
  • How to promote and sell products suitable for advanced manual and technical therapy services and treatments.
  • How to provide detailed written post-treatment advice and recommendations.
  • How to supervise, coordinate and organise individual and team activities.

You will be assessed by your e-portfolio, practical assessment, professional discussion and online test.

You will need a pen and notepad for your studies. It is recommended that apprentices purchase the following books for their studies:

  • Level 2 Facial Equipment
  • Level 3 Technical Book

Please enquire about sourcing these.

You will study within the workplace and attend classes at Barnsley College’s Old Mill Lane campus, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW.

On completion of this pathway, you may progress onto further qualifications or into job roles such as: Senior Therapist, Salon Owner, Cruise Ship Therapist, Self-employed and Beauty Therapy Teacher.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Beauty Therapist Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

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