Level 3 Apprenticeship in Advanced Beauty Therapist

Course description

This is a job-ready qualification, based on National Occupational Standards (NOS), which will provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work competently as a beauty therapist. It also provides a sound platform into further training at Level 4 Salon Management.

The Level 3 Diploma for the Advanced Beauty Therapist is a newly created qualification based on employer needs and has been designed by employers.

An advanced beauty therapist will design and implement bespoke treatment plans that may include manual therapies such as advanced massage techniques and technical therapies such as face and body electrical treatments to meet and manage client needs and expectations. They will also implement organisational operations such as salon business systems and processes and data to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, contribute to financial the effectiveness of the business, maintaining and maximising resources; people, equipment and consumables. 

In their daily work, an advanced beauty therapist interacts with a number of internal and external representatives building exemplary relationships based on trust with clients, colleagues and organisations.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for working independently delivering treatments in a private, secure and safe environment. An advanced beauty therapist will also when required, supervise others to support team and business growth.

Taught by IBHA's excellent tutors, and with the support of your salon mentor in a real working environment, you will obtain a high degree of commerciality and skills which will increase your employability. Students of this course can to go on to further study in beauty therapy.


Entry requirements

Applicants need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week within a hair salon and must be 16 or over. We work with a number of employers within the industry and can help you to find a placement if required. On application you will be invited for an interview.

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Course type
You will either attend on day release from your employer or our Tutor will attend your place of employment for your training and development for the duration of the 18 months apprenticeship. 

Anytime to suit the employer.

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Whether you are new to the industry or already have basic beauty knowledge, this course is ideal for anyone who wants to offer a comprehensive range of hairdressing services, working in a salon.

  • You will learn

  • Fees

  • How to apply

  • Advanced consultation
  • Manual massage therapy
  • Advanced electrical facial therapy treatments; micro-current, galvanic, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage, high frequency/radio frequency, LED
  • Advanced electrical body therapy treatments; EMS, galvanic, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage, high frequency/radio frequency, LED
  • Promote sales and additional services
  • Business systems; supervise team activities, CPD, maintain records
  • Anatomy and physiology related to beauty
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Commercialism and professionalism working in the beauty related industries
  • Promote business growth

All training and course materials free of charge to the learner as a government-funded scheme. Some fees may be applicable for the employer, depending on the age of the learner and size of the business. 

Awarding Body registration and Examination fees included. 

Kit required - uniform (provided by your employer). 

If you have decided you would like to apply for an apprenticeship position, and are not already employed within a salon or spa, please send us a copy of your CV. You can also check for vacancies on Indeed.co.uk or on the government's national apprenticeship website.

If you are already employed within a salon or spa, please ask your employer to contact us.  

To talk through your options, meet the tutors and have a look around the academy, please arrange an appointment with us. 

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What our graduates say

"I’ve recently finished my Level 3 Beauty Therapy apprenticeship and I couldn’t recommend IBHA enough! All the staff are lovely and they're always at the end of the phone if you need support with anything. They have so many additional courses that all the students have the opportunity to take. Jodi and Julie have been amazing and have helped me so much with my self confidence whilst performing a treatment and talking to clients." May 2018