About the course
This occupation is found in a number of sector environments, varying in size style and ambiance. An advanced beauty therapist can be employed within the beauty industry, travel, leisure and health sectors, in a variety of salons, spas and aesthetic environments.
The broad purpose of this occupation is to provide, design and implement bespoke treatment plans. These advanced treatments range from advanced manual therapies such as advanced massage techniques, technical therapies such as face and body electrical treatments, to meet and manage client needs and expectations. They implement organisational operations (salon business systems and processes, data protection) to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, contribute to financial the effectiveness of the business, maintaining and maximising resources, (people, equipment and consumables).
In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a number of internal (e.g. other members of staff) and external (e.g. product brand, manufacturer representatives and other professionals) individuals, building exemplary relationships based on trust with clients, colleagues and organisations.
Complete advanced consultations including in-depth client lifestyle profiling, to build and maintain the clients trust, establishing suitability for treatment and providing solutions for improving the condition of the clients physical appearance and emotional welfare, to design bespoke treatment plans.
Design, implement and perform advanced bespoke manual therapies on the face, scalp and body, as a single or course of treatment, on clients, to meet the objectives of bespoke treatment plans based on the client's physical and psychological characteristics, developed to establish and manage client needs and expectations, whilst using the correct products, tools, equipment to deliver current and emerging techniques.
Design, implement and perform advanced facial technical (electrical or mechanical) therapy treatments, singularly or as a course of treatment, to meet the objectives of bespoke treatment plans, to improve facial skin condition, improve and maintain facial contour and muscle condition and increase lymphatic drainage, whilst using the correct products, tools and equipment to apply the following therapy techniques/current types: galvanic, micro-current, microdermabrasion, low intensity LED light, skin warming devices, high/radio frequency, lymphatic drainage equipment.
Design, implement and perform advanced body technical (electrical or mechanical) therapy treatments, singularly or as a course of treatment, to meet the objectives of bespoke treatment plans, to improve body skin condition, improve body contour and muscle condition and increase lymphatic drainage, whilst using the correct products, tools and equipment to apply the following techniques/current types: galvanic, micro-current, LED light, skin warming devices, high/radio frequency, electrical muscle stimulation and lymphatic drainage equipment
Provide post treatment aftercare and product advice for advanced manual and technical therapies
Promote sales and additional services to enhance the customer experience and overall treatment results, contributing to the financial viability and effectiveness of the business
Perform and implement risk assessment protocols in relation to the environment, treatments and client risk. Liaise with non-health care and health care practitioners when required.
Apply and implement organisational operations(salon business systems and processes, data protection) to comply with legal, local rules, industry requirements, treatment protocols, manufacturers' instructions and guidance
Supervise individual and team activities
Identify continual professional development requirements to ensure up to date knowledge and skills of new and emerging techniques, equipment and business practices
Record, maintain and store, detailed treatment records including: personal, lifestyle, declared medical and other treatment information in accordance with legal and organisational operations
Maintain safe and effective methods of working in accordance with organisational operations to meet legal, local rules, industry requirements, treatment protocols, manufacturers' instructions and guidance
Apply and implement organisational operations to secure, maintain and promote business growth
Typical entry requirements would be following the study or completion of a Beauty Therapy Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard or equivalent to have the fundamental foundation of the job role.
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.
Typical duration of this course is 18 months. This does not include the EPA (End Point Assessment).
What qualifications will I gain?
You will gain a Level 3 Advanced Beauty Therapist accredited qualification.
Working as a Beauty Therapist to provide:
Advanced bespoke manual therapies on the face, scalp and body
Advanced facial technical (electrical or mechanical) therapy treatments
Advanced body technical (electrical or mechanical) therapy treatments
Promote sales and additional services to enhance the customer experience
Apply and implement organisational operations (salon business systems and processes)
Supervise individual and team activities
How to apply
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