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Beauty Therapy and Aromatherapy Level 3

Course Code: OSC1090
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Aromatherapy treatments have become increasingly popular in recent years alongside a range of other therapies offered in beauty salons.

Beauty therapists who can also offer aromatherapy treatments will benefit from having a broader portfolio of skills when seeking employment, and a competitive edge if starting a beauty therapy business.

This two-course bundle, which combines Level 3 Beauty Therapy and Level 3 Aromatherapy, will cover all that you need to know to get started in Beauty Therapy and Aromatherapy.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

These courses can be enrolled onto separately, but by enrolling onto this joint course you will receive a considerable discount.

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Beauty Therapy Level 3:


    Unit 1: Body, Face and Scalp Massage and Body Electrical Treatments
    • Client consultation
    • Body analysis
    • Contra-indications
    • Preparation of the area for massage and body treatments
    • Contra-actions
    • Classification of movements
    • Types of massage
    • Electrical and mechanical body treatments
    • Cellulite and lymphatic damage
    • Anti-ageing skin treatments
    • Muscle treatments
    Unit 2: Advanced Skin Analysis and Facial Electrical Treatments
    • Consultation and advanced skin analysis
    • Equipment and effects
    • Facial high frequency
    • Facial faradic
    • Facial microdermabrasion
    Unit 3: Anatomy, Physiology and the Effects of Salon Treatments
    • Blood
    • The heart
    • The lymphatic system
    • The nervous system
    • The endocrine system
    • The skeleton
    • The skin
    Unit 4: Wet and Dry Heat Treatments
    • The spa experience
    • Spa reception
    • Consultation
    • Cleansing and exfoliating the skin
    • Application
    • Cold or chill therapy
    • Static/portable heat treatments
    • Skin tests
    • Water treatments
    Unit 5: Salon Management
    • Health and safety at work act (HASAW 1974)
    • Methods of communication
    • Hygiene
    • Sterilisation
    • Avoiding cross infection
    Unit 6: Salon Operations and Organisation
    • The reception area
    • Welcoming clients
    • Dealing with complaints
    • Insurance
    • Time management
    • Teamwork
    • Retailing and promotions
    • Targets
    • Customer legislation
    • Emergency procedures and security
    • Personal and professional development
  • Aromatherapy Level 3:


    Unit 1: Introduction to Aromatherapy
    • The history, philosophy and role of aromatherapy
    • Introduction to aromatherapeutic terminology
    • Methods of extraction and sourcing of essences and oils
    Unit 2: Anatomy
    • The physiological and psychological effects of aromatherapy massage
    • The benefits of aromatherapy on different body systems
    • Understanding how essential oils are absorbed by the body
    Unit 3: Safety
    • Recognising contra-actions that may result from treatment
    • Understanding cautions that may restrict or prevent treatment
    • The importance of working safely with aromatherapy oils
    Unit 4: Blending
    • Understanding chemical constituents of essences
    • Dilution and blending techniques
    • The uses, applications and origins of essences, fixed carrier oils and other media
    Unit 5: The Treatment
    • Consultation techniques
    • Conducting professional aromatherapeutic treatments
    • The characteristics of an appropriate consultation
    • Aromatherapy techniques used in conjunction with reflexology treatments
    • Professional codes of conduct
    Unit 6: Aftercare and Reflection
    • The effectiveness and results of aromatherapeutic treatments
    • Reflective practice and its relevance to the aromatherapist
    • The importance and role of maintaining treatment records

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

    Course Duration

    Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 160 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide, plus tutor support by mail or email. You can begin the course at any time.

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course, however you may wish to study our Level 2 Beauty Therapy course before enrolling onto this bundle.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the price of the course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE Beauty Kit including:
  • Emery boards
  • Manicure sticks
  • Hand lotion
  • Mask brush
  • Mask removing sponges
  • Headband
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

Each assignment is marked by your tutor. Once all coursework has been completed successfully, you will be awarded your Certificates in Beauty Therapy Level 3 and Aromatherapy Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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