There are an increasing number of options to train in the beauty industry, and at Open Study College you can study Beauty Therapy via distance learning, meaning that your tutor support and assignment feedback are just a few mouse-clicks away.
Develop a good knowledge of massage and modern electrical treatments.
Gain knowledge of the science behind beauty treatments to advise your clients
Learn all the practical aspects of running and managing a successful salon
Study the latest techniques of nail enhancements and design
Develop your professional skills and become customer-focused
Understand the legislation and regulations that are relevant to the nail industry
Prepare to work within a salon or run your own business
Understand the wider nail industry and the job opportunities within it
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.
Beauty Therapy Level 3
Unit 1: Body, Face and Scalp Massage and Body Electrical Treatments
Preparation of the area for massage and body treatments
Classification of movements
Types of massage
Electrical and mechanical body treatments
Cellulite and lymphatic damage
Anti-ageing skin treatments
Unit 2: Advanced Skin Analysis and Facial Electrical Treatments
Consultation and advanced skin analysis
Equipment and effects
Facial high frequency
Unit 3: Anatomy, Physiology and the Effects of Salon Treatments
The lymphatic system
The nervous system
The endocrine system
Unit 4: Wet and Dry Heat Treatments
The spa experience
Cleansing and exfoliating the skin
Cold or chill therapy
Static/portable heat treatments
Unit 5: Salon Management
Health and safety at work act (HASAW 1974)
Methods of communication
Avoiding cross infection
Unit 6: Salon Operations and Organisation
The reception area
Dealing with complaints
Retailing and promotions
Emergency procedures and security
Personal and professional development
Nail Technician Level 3
Unit 1: Health and Safety
Health and safety legislation
Hygiene in the workplace
Preparing for the client
Your health and safety responsibilities
COSHH within the nail industry
Unit 2: Customer Relations
National Occupational Standards
Agreeing a treatment plan
Giving aftercare advice
Effective communication techniques
How to handle complaints
Dealing with staff disputes or disagreements
Unit 3: Nail Enhancements: Application and Maintenance
Preparing your work area
Seating and lighting
Methods of sterilisation
Nail enhancement products
Nail and skin analysis
The structure of the skin
The structure of the nail
Nail diseases and disorders
Preparing the nail and applying tips
Preparing the natural nail
Different tips and their features
Guidelines for choosing suitable tips
Acrylic and powder enhancements
Fibreglass or silk (wrap system) enhancements
Sculpture nail enhancements
Unit 4: Nail Art: Design and Application
Equipment for nail art
Consulting with clients
Planning a nail art treatment
How to design nail art
Different nail art brushes
Techniques and designs
Charms and rhinestones
Even lines and striping techniques
Dots and circles
How to apply nail transfers
Airbrushing: equipment and techniques
Unit 5: Working in the Nail Industry
Where can a nail technician work?
Being your own boss
Working for a company
Working on a mobile basis
Working on cruise ships
Working in the media industry
Working in teaching
The Beauty Therapy and Nail Technician course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor. There is no external examination required.
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.
This course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide, plus full tutor support by mail or email.
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 proceeding to Level 3.
Is there a time limit for 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 cost of my 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
FREE Beauty Kit including:
Mask removing sponges
FREE Nail Technician Kit including:
10 x Emery boards
10 x Manicure sticks
Rubber end stick
Plastic nail brush
Cuticle cream and cuticle oil
Nail buffering cream
Base coat, top coat, red nail varnish, pink nail varnish
* Not included with the online study option
Are there any additional costs?
No, everything you need is included in the price!
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.
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