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1Course Overview

Beauty Therapy Level 3 and Starting Your Own Business Level 3

Course code: OSC1091

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Advance your career in Beauty Therapy, from home!

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.

This combined course also teaches you the principles of starting your own business and running it successfully.

  • 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 principles of marketing your business, identifying competition and planning strategies for success.
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2Course 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

 

Starting Your Own Business Level 3

 

Unit 1: Preparing to Start Your Business
  • Why start your own business?
  • Character and motivation
  • Before you start: managing yourself and planning
  • Market research
  • Sales and profits
  • Competitors
  • Financial planning
  • Suppliers
  • Employing people
  • Stock and asset management
Unit 2: Defining Your Business
  • Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
  • How to decide what is best for you
  • Setting goals for yourself
Unit 3: Marketing
  • Your product or service
  • Value for money
  • Competition
  • Segmenting your market
  • Pricing
Unit 4: Customers
  • Identifying your potential customers
  • Promoting your business
  • Before sale
  • After sale
Unit 5: Finance
  • Understanding your business finances
  • Working with figures
  • Break-event point
  • Fixed and current assets
  • Cash flow
  • Sources of finance
  • Managing your money
Unit 6: Your Business Plan
  • Why do you need a business plan?
  • The format and structure of your business plan
  • Yourself, your people. your values, your mission
  • Your business model
  • Your market
  • Your competition
  • Development
  • Profit forecast
  • Risks
3Other Information

Assessment

The Beauty Therapy and Starting Your Own Business course is assessed by 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 180 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

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.

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.

4Q&As

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 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 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 Beauty Kit including:
  • Emery boards
  • Manicure sticks
  • Hand lotion
  • Mask brush
  • Mask removing sponges
  • Headband
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  • * 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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