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Beauty Therapy Level 2 and 3

Course Code: OSC1092
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Beauty Therapy is a growing industry and has become a popular career choice in recent years.

  • Join a flexible and rewarding career - work in salons, spas, at home or mobile
  • Learn how to offer a range of therapies including make-up, eyelashes manicures and waxing.
  • At Level 3 you will have the opportunity to learn about more complex therapies, such as anti-ageing electrical treatments and microdermabrasion.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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

Course Content

  •  Beauty Therapy

     Level 2:

    Unit 1: Health and safety
    • Identify the hazards and evaluate the risks in your work place
    • Reduce the risks to health and safety in the work place
    • Know and understand how to make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
    • Identify ways to improve personal performance at work
    • Work effectively as part of a team
    • Understand salon roles, procedures and targets
    Unit 2: Customer service
    • Identify and promote additional services or products that are available
    • Know the relevant legislations for the sale of goods
    • Maintain a successful reception area
    • Deal with enquires
    • Book appointments
    • Take payments
    Unit 3: Facial skin care treatment
    • Work safely and effectively in line with current practice when providing a facial treatment
    • Understand organisation and legal requirements
    • Perform client consultation and treatment plans
    • Understand anatomy and physiology relevant to facial treatments
    • Understand contraindications that may prevent or restrict treatment
    • Know facial care techniques, products and planning
    • Provide aftercare advice to clients for facial care treatments
    • Identify various skin types
    • Understand the benefits of facial massage and the techniques used
    Unit 4: Manicure and pedicure services
    • Work safely and hygienically when providing manicure and pedicure treatments
    • Perform an effective client consultation
    • Understand contraindications and how they make restrict or prevent a treatment
    • Understand the anatomy and physiology that relates to manicure and pedicure
    • Understand manicure and pedicure services, techniques and products
    • Provide aftercare advice to clients
    Unit 5: Eyelashes and eyebrows
    • Perform a consultation and plan the treatment
    • Understand contraindications that may prevent or restrict the treatment
    • Know the equipment, materials and products
    • Have the underpinning knowledge to perform an eyebrow shape, eyelash tint and eyebrow tint
    • Give aftercare advice for eye treatments
    Unit 6: Waxing
    • Work safely and effectively when providing waxing
    • Conduct a consultation, plan and prepare the treatment
    • Understand contraindication that may prevent or restrict the treatment
    • Know equipment, procedures and techniques for the various forms of hair removal, including the benefits and disadvantages of each
    • Understand the importance of waxing aftercare
  • Unit 7: An introduction to make up
    • Know the organisational and legal requirements related to makeup
    • Work safely and effectively when providing makeup
    • Conduct an effective consultation and plan for makeup application
    • Know anatomy and physiology relating to makeup
    • Know contraindications that may prevent or restrict makeup application
    • Understand how to apply products and their uses
    • Provide aftercare

     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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to 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 200 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by postal delivery or email, plus tutor support by email.

    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

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

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 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
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • FREE Beauty Kit including:
  • Emery boards
  • Manicure sticks
  • Hand lotion
  • Mask brush
  • Mask removing sponges
  • Headband
  • * Not included with the online study option

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

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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