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.
You will learn to be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. You will be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. You will also be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with your role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.
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 hairdressing.
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.