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Beauty Therapy and Beauty Salon Management Level 3

Course Code: OSC1089
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Develop your skills in Beauty Therapy and Salon Management, from home!

Beauty Therapists typically offer a wide range of beauty treatments and products, usually working in salons, therapy centres or spas.

The salon industry remains a growth area in the UK and is now a prominent feature of the modern high street, creating jobs and business opportunities.

On this course you will learn how to provide a wide range of beauty treatments as well as developing the business and management skills required to set up and run a salon.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or emailed to you, 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 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
  • Beauty Salon Management Level 3:


    Unit 1: Your Idea, Your Planning, Your Business
    • The business plan
    • Phone numbers
    • Websites and email
    • Profit and loss accounts
    • Market research
    • Business objective
    • Mission statement
    • Further knowledge and legislation
    Unit 2: Recruitment
    • The process of recruitment
    • Equal opportunities
    • Job advertisements
    • Shortlisting
    • Interviewing
    • Making the job offer
    • Employee rights
    • Inductions
    • Appraisals
    Unit 3: Salon Housekeeping
    • Housekeeping
    • Health and safety
    • Salon cleanliness
    Unit 4: Your Customers and Their Care
    • Receptionist
    • Trust and confidentiality
    • A client’s visit – step-by-step
    Unit 5: Financial Management
    • Income and expenditure
    • The cash register
    • Petty cash
    • Invoices
    • Cheque books
    • Accountants
    Unit 6: Marketing Your Dream
    • Different styles of promotional material
    • Promoting the salon to potential markets
    • Consumer and market research
    • Customer questionnaires

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 160 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. You will receive all course materials by post or email, you decide. You will also have support from your personal tutor by email, so help is only a click away!

    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.

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
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?

You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Level 3 Certificates in Beauty Therapy and Beauty Salon Management.

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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