Advanced Beauty Therapist – Level 3 apprenticeship

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Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

This occupation is found in a number of sector environments, varying in size style and ambience. An advanced beauty therapist can be employed within the beauty industry, travel, leisure and health sectors, in a variety of salons, spas and aesthetic environments.

The broad purpose of this occupation is to provide, design and implement bespoke treatment plans. These advanced treatments range from advanced manual therapies such as advanced massage techniques, technical therapies such as face and body electrical treatments, to meet and manage client needs and expectations. You implement organisational operations (salon business systems and processes, data protection) to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, contribute to financial the effectiveness of the business, maintaining and maximising resources, (people, equipment and consumables).

You will be responsible for working independently and 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.

Typical job titles include:

  • Advanced beauty therapist
  • Head therapist
  • Senior therapist
Key apprenticeship information
  • Suitable For
    This apprenticeship is suitable for: Anyone already in a therapist role such as an advanced beauty therapist, head therapist or senior therapist
  • Suitable For
    Level of qualification on completion: Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Suitable For
    End-point assessment organisation: VTCT
  • Suitable For
    How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 18 months apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
  • Suitable For
    Cost: Non-levy employer contribution (5%) - £400 & levy paying employer contribution - £8000
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What will you learn on the apprenticeship?

You will learn how to be responsible for working independently and delivering treatments in a private, secure and safe environment, and when required, will supervise others to support team and business growth. 


Your confidence in and around products and services will be boosted – both industry-wide and specific to your business – will be enriched and will be evident on a daily basis in the first-class service you deliver to every one of your customers. 

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