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Beauty Therapy and Make-up Artist Level 3

Course Code: OSC1108
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Do you love everything to do with beauty and make-up? Then this is your chance to develop your skills and knowledge in just that, from home!

Make-up Artists often learn their skills in Beauty Therapy and can go on to specialise in make-up for stage, TV and film.

  • Join a flexible and rewarding career - work in salons, spas, at home or mobile!
  • Study a range of beauty therapies including eyelashes, manicure, pedicure and waxing.
  • Learn the art of applying make-up for different occasions, from bridal and tanning to fashion, TV and prosthetic effects.

This combined course is designed to give you the comprehensive skill set to progress in both the Beauty Therapy and Make-up industries, learning a range of treatments as well as the particular tools and techniques of make-up.

You will also have opportunities throughout the course to develop the professional skills needed to work safely and efficiently within beauty and make-up working environments.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via 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 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
  • Make-up Artist Level 3
    Unit 1: Skin structure, types and facial treatments
    • Facial Treatments
    • Skin Structure
    • Skin Analysis
    • Lip and eye make-up cleanse
    • Superficial/deep cleanse
    • Toning products and procedures
    • Exfoliation
    • Client record card and treatment plan
    • Contraindications to treatment
    • Mask therapy
    • Facial massage
    Unit 2: Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
    • Eyelash and brow treatments
    • Skin test or patch test
    • Eyelash tinting
    • Contra-indications
    • Eyebrow tinting and shaping
    • False eyelash application
    • Eyelash perming
    • Strip lashes
    • Semi-permanent mascara
    Unit 3:  Provision of make-up treatments
    • Make-up consultation
    • Record card and treatment plan
    • Product formulations
    • Labelling of ingredients
    • Common ingredients of skincare and make-up products
    • Mineral make-up
    • Product use and information
    • Client preparation
    • Make-up brushes and tools   
    • Hygienic application of make-up
    • General points of good practice
    • Make-up application procedure
    • Bridal make-up
    • Retailing
    • Consumer legislation
    Unit 4: Provision of specialist make-up treatments
    • Face and body art make-up
    • Make-up colours
    • Artificial tanning
    • Airbrushing techniques
    • Nail treatments and enamelling
    • Nail art
    • Prosthetics
    • Make-up effects and tools
    • Media make-up (theatre/fashion/photographic)
    • Cosmetic camouflage
    Unit 5: Anatomy and physiology
    • Blood and blood supply
    • The lymphatic system
    • The skeleton
    • Cells
    • Muscle tissue
    • The skin (dermis, epidermis)
    • Hair (follicles, structure, colour)
    • Nerve endings
    • Functions of the skin
    • Disorders of the skin
    Unit 6: Health, safety and business management
    • Hygiene
    • Sterilisation and hygiene
    • Infection
    • Salon management
    • Health and safety legislation
    • Equal opportunities
    • Communication and greeting clients
    • Appearance and attitude
    • Telephone manner
    • Complaint handling
    • Insurance
    • Treatment of minors
    • Data protection
    • Teamwork and time management
    • Codes of conduct, ethics and practice
    • Employee appraisal

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. Students will receive all course materials by postal delivery, plus tutor support by email.

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Beauty Therapy Level 3 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course). Students will also achieve a TQUK Certificate in Make Up Artistry Level 3.

    The courses’ themselves have 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 and TQUK. 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 these courses 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 courses' depth and study have 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
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  • FREE Make-Up Kit including:
  • Spatula
  • Headband
  • Make-up palette
  • Lip brushes
  • Mascara brushes
  • Eyeliner brushes
  • Applicators
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  • FREE Beauty Kit including:
  • Emery boards
  • Manicure sticks
  • Hand lotion
  • Mask brush
  • Mask removing sponges
  • Headband

* 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.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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