Advanced Beauty Therapist Level 3 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

As a part of Advanced Beauty Therapist you will learn how to provide, design and implement bespoke treatment plans ranging from advanced manual therapies such as advanced massage techniques and technical therapies such as face and body electrical treatments.

While learning on the job in this role you will gain the knowledge of how to meet and manage client needs and expectations, continuously building exemplary relationships based on trust with clients, colleagues and organisations.

Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapist Level 3

18 months


What will you learn?

You will learn how to be responsible for working independently 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.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:


  • Effective communication methods and strategies
  • When and how to carry out, interpret & record tests
  • Maintain safe & effective methods of working
  • Key stages of the human reproductive cycle
  • Anatomical systems
  • Perform advanced consultations for advanced manual and technical therapies
  • Effective communication methods & strategies to gain accurate, relevant & detailed information
  • Types of post-treatment advice & recommendations
  • Recognise the difference between contra-actions and those which are a result of poor practice


  • Evaluate the treatment outcome
  • Meet targets
  • Health & safety and procedures
  • Client preparation & care
  • Perform body technical therapy treatments
  • Perform facial technical therapy treatments
  • Perform manual therapies on face, scalp & neck
  • Carry out an advance client consultation
  • Justifies in technical detail of the treatment rationale
  • Ensures the finished result is to the client’s satisfaction and meets the agreed treatment objectives


  • Ownership of work
  • Professionalism
  • Salon & industry ambassador
  • Works collaboratively
  • Effective communicator
  • Plans their work, takes pride in their work
  • Accepts responsibility
  • Aims for excellence
  • Flexibility & adaptability whilst maintaining professional ethics
  • Appropriate way of communicating with clients

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Your pathway to success

Once you have completed your Advanced Beauty Therapist Level 3 apprenticeship, you could progress within your role, seek out employment as a Senior Beauty Therapist it is a versatile role. It offers many opportunities to work in a variety of locations such as spas, hotels, hospitals, care homes, cruise ships, holiday resorts and health clubs.

You can also progress to a higher level apprenticeship programme to improve your skills and expertise. Get in touch to find out more.

If you’re interested in starting your Hair & Beauty career with Paragon Skills, we can help you get there. Get in touch today!


Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545


Georgina Key

If you are considering taking up an apprenticeship – DO IT! Even if you don’t believe you can! I’m autistic, dyslexic and a single mother of a special needs child and I achieved mine.

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