Beauty Therapy Level 3 and Starting Your Own Business Level 3

Course code: OSC1091

Advance your career in beauty therapy, from home!

  • 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
Course overview

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.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Study Hours

160 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Beauty Therapy Level 3 and a Certificate of Achievement in Starting Your Own Business Level 3

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Beauty Therapy Level 3

  • Client consultation
  • Body analysis
  • Contraindications
  • 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
  • Consultation and advanced skin analysis
  • Equipment and effects
  • Facial high frequency
  • Facial faradic
  • Facial microdermabrasion
  • Blood
  • The heart
  • The lymphatic system
  • The nervous system
  • The endocrine system
  • The skeleton
  • The skin
  • The spa experience
  • Spa reception
  • Consultation
  • Cleansing and exfoliating the skin
  • Application
  • Cold or chill therapy
  • Static/portable heat treatments
  • Skin tests
  • Water treatments
  • Health and safety at work act (HASAW 1974)
  • Methods of communication
  • Hygiene
  • Sterilisation
  • Avoiding cross infection
  • 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

  • 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
  • Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
  • How to decide what is best for you
  • Setting goals for yourself
  • Your product or service
  • Value for money
  • Competition
  • Segmenting your market
  • Pricing
  • Identifying your potential customers
  • Promoting your business
  • Before sale
  • After sale
  • Understanding your business finances
  • Working with figures
  • Break-event point
  • Fixed and current assets
  • Cash flow
  • Sources of finance
  • Managing your money
  • 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
Extra info

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 120 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 from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.

This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course, however, you may wish to study our Beauty Therapy Level 2 course before proceeding to Level 3.

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.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *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

No, everything you need is included in the price!

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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