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FOCUS AWARDS Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

FOCUS AWARDS Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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Location: Chatham, Kent
Course Time: 16 weeks for fast track mode OR up to 2 years for flexible mode
Qualifications: Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies
Prerequisites: A minimum of a Level 2 in Facial is required
Model Required: Yes, please call to discuss
Upgrade Available: -
Short Description: The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards for Beauty Services.

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Next Fast Track Group = Tuesday 25th June

At UK Beauty School, we offer the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies course in a structure that suits you. The 16 week fast track saves you a lot of time compared to the Further Education College route. You will attend on 1 day a week for the 18 weeks to complete your practical training, online exams and assessments. 

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies contains the following units:

Provide body massage

The aim of this unit is to develop knowledge and understanding about the skills 
involved in providing body massage treatments. Learners will learn about the classical Swedish massage movements and how to adapt massage techniques to suit individual client needs

Provide Facial Electrotherapy Treatments

Learners will gain knowledge and understanding about improving face and skin 
conditions using direct high frequency, galvanic, EMA, micro current and lymphatic drainage equipment. Learners will be able to tailor specific courses of treatments to individual client needs. 

Provide Body Electrotherapy Treatments

This unit is about improving body and skin condition using galvanic, electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), microcurrent and lymphatic drainage equipment. You will learn how to formulate a specific course of treatments tailored to individual client needs.

Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, skill and understanding in a 
supervisory role focusing on health and safety within the salon. Learners will be able to identify salon hazards, carry out risks assessments and implement the necessary actions. Learners will also be able to monitor and support colleagues to ensure the salon complies with health and safety, they will learn how to implement and supervise salon procedures connecting to safety and security.

Promote and Sell Products and Services to Clients

The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of 
promoting hair and beauty products within the salon including the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the promotion. 


Mode of Study

At UK Beauty Schools, we run this qualification in a fast track form and flexible form. These 2 different structures allow you to select the most appropriate for your so that you can fit your studies around your current commitments.

For the fast track course, you will attend the school for 1 day a week for 16 weeks where you will complete all your practical training, live assessments and exams. Home study (practice diary, case studies and assessments) are to be completed throughout the week, around your school attendance

We understand that the fast track mode of study is not for everyone so we also offer this same qualification in a flexible study mode. This mode allows you to attend on the days that suit you and complete the qualification at your own pace. For the flexible course, you will attend the practical day for 1 unit, complete the home study elements (practice diary, case studies and assessments) and then return to the school for your live assessments and exams. Once the unit is complete, you will go through the same process for the rest of the units until the qualification is complete. You will get up to 2 years to complete the qualification with this route, however, it can be completed in as little as 6 months. Failure to complete the qualification within 2 years could result in additional assessments fees.

By signing up for the qualification, you are making a commitment to completing all requirements for the course (including case studies and assignments) so please ensure that you chose the most appropriate route for you. 

Registration remains active for 2 years. If registration lapses you will be required to pay any fees for re registering. 


If you need assessment or exam days to be rescheduled there will be a fee of £40. 

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Where is the training conducted?
All courses are held at our Beauty Schools located in Chatham, Kent. Parking is available opposite in Union Square Pay & Display (Behind GALA Bingo).

When do we gain access to online training?
Students receive access to our online training area before attending the school. This allows them to complete the theory at their own pace, ensuring better absorption of information. It also maximises practical time, enabling tutors to demonstrate best practices and address any questions.

Diploma vs. NVQ/VRQ qualification difference?
The choice depends on your goals. For personal use or home-based businesses, a diploma by the Beauty Guild is recommended. If working in a Salon or Spa is your aim, an NVQ/VRQ qualification is usually required. Opting for NVQ/VRQ involves an additional assessment day, automatically awarding a diploma qualification.

Upgrading to VRQ/NVQ (VTCT)?
After completing the Diploma day, home study includes a Practice Diary, Case Studies, and an Assignment to demonstrate knowledge. Access to online documents and support from our NVQ Coordinator is provided. Assessments and written exams occur at the school, with home study taking 2-8 weeks.

Can a diploma be upgraded to an NVQ later?
Yes, an upgrade is possible for specific treatments. An additional fee is applicable for the upgrade, and all necessary materials for the NVQ qualification are provided. Assessment day scheduling at the school follows.

Can insurance be obtained with a Diploma certificate?
Insurance companies accept both Diploma and NVQ certificates. Our specialised insurance scheme through Salonsafe offers tailored coverage for qualified students, encompassing treatment risk as standard.

Refund policy for course cancellations?
Refunds depend on circumstances and notice given (refer to T&C). Medical notification is required for illness-related refunds. No refund is possible if online theory has been accessed/completed.

Is home study required?
Yes, home study includes online theory and practical practice after the course. Approximately 6-8 treatments are recommended for enhanced confidence. Free refreshers are offered within 6 months if additional training is needed.

Class size and model requirements?
We keep class sizes small (around 4 students) for personalised attention. Some courses may require models, and for NVQ/VRQ, students provide their own models for Assessment Days.

Attire and standards for attending courses?
Students must adhere to professional standards in attire, including a tunic or black top with trousers, covered shoes, tied-back hair, and well-kept hands/nails.

Course finish time and requirements?
Finish times vary; check the course on the website for details. Students may need to bring a pen and paper, but all materials are provided.

Accreditation and certificates?
Courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma), VTCT (VRQ), or UKBA (UK Beauty accreditation). Certificates are issued based on meeting standards for theory and practical delivery.

Certificate issuance timeline?
Diploma eCertificates are emailed within 7 days after the course. Hard copies can be purchased for £10. NVQ certificates are issued by the awarding body.

Finance options for courses?
Yes, various finance options are available during checkout.

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