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Beauty Therapist Level 3 - Principles


The beauty therapist with the correct qualifications will be able to advise clients about skin and body care. Our Beauty Therapist course covers the knowledge essential to being a professional and effective beauty therapist; from anatomy and physiology to hygiene, and from consultation procedures to techniques and treatments.

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology - Body Systems

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the body systems and organs of the human body
  • Investigate the functions of the skin
  • Evaluate cells and tissues with regard to sweat glands and maintenance of body temperature

Unit 2: Anatomy and Physiology - Skin, Cells and Tissues

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the main function and Structure of cells and Tissues 
  • Describe the contents of the two main layers of the skin
  • Analyse the functions of nerve endings

Unit 3: The Beauty Gateway

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the Total Beauty Business structure and strategies for success 
  • Examine the power of promotion and welcoming growth opportunities 
  • Understand how to establish unique points of difference 
  • Understand the Importance of effective team performance 

Unit 4: Service Experience

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to effectively care for clients  
  • Identify essential service standards and adapt to clients expectations 
  • Understand positive communication and body language 
  • Explain the Client Journey and the personalised experience approach

Unit 5: Interesting Consultations

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the purpose of the consultation process
  • Outline how to conduct a beauty and Lifestyle consultation 
  • Summarise a Dietary and Figure Diagnosis 
  • Understand completion and recommendation possibilities following a consultation 

Unit 6: Advanced Body Massage

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the major principles of massage
  • Analyse the benefits of massage
  • Describe the classifications of massage and advanced massage manipulations 

Unit 7: Diet and Lifestyle

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the principles of Nutrition and the basic metabolic rate 
  • Outline the importance of vitamins to the body
  • Explain the functions of fat and water soluble vitamins

Unit 8: Nutrition

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of water for the human body
  • Explore the uses of Calcium and Phosphorus
  • Demonstrate the importance of Sodium

Unit 9: Advanced Skin Care

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the stages of the skin care routine
  • Examine the benefits of a professional facial 
  • Understand product selection for skin condition improvement 

Unit 10: The Anti-Ageing Process

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the ageing process
  • Analyse the effects of a range of factors that speed up the ageing process
  • Analyse the effects of a range of factors that slow down the ageing process

Unit 11: The Holistic Approach

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the meaning of the term Holistic 
  • Understand how to create a holistic environment 
  • Describe how to encourage holistic practices in the workplace 

Unit 12: The Spa Experience

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the benefits of heat experiences before spa services 
  • Describe the stages of spa treatment design
  • Understand the business benefits of creating spa services

Unit 13: Advanced Service Awareness

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand Service Standards 
  • Summarise preparation procedures for welcoming a client and avoiding disappointment 
  • Understand the process of complaint management 

Unit 14: Advanced Therapies

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand electro therapy face and body service benefits 
  • Explain benefits of having alternative healing therapies knowledge 
  • Understand how to promote experience treatments 

Unit 15: Sterilisation

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the autoclave sterilisation method
  • Explore the use of ultra-violet rays as a sterilisation method
  • Investigate chemical methods used for sterilisation

Unit 16: Starting Your Business

Learning Outcomes:

  • Investigate strategies that can be used to exploit business growth areas
  • Explore the factors that need to be considered when determining whether or not to set up a practice
  • Describe how to objectively assess the evaluation



There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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