Qualification: VTCT (VRQ) Level 3 Diploma
Level: Level 3
Timetable: This is a full time programme of study of under 16 hours per week. You will receive your timetable when you enrol.
Start Date: September 2013Fees:
Home fee for 2012-13 £1555 (for one year of study) including tuition and exam fees, plus beauty kit and uniform.
The course may be free if you are:
If you are 19-23 and already have a Level 3 qualification, you will pay 50% of the course fees plus registration and exam fees.
If you are over 24 years you may be eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
NVQ or VTCT (VRQ) Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy and a good general education. You should also possess patience, tolerance, creativity and a desire to succeed. You will need to fill in an application form and attend an interview, which will give you the opportunity to ask detailed questions about the course. References will be requested and entry criteria projects may be set. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will learn through theory and practical classes, assignments, role plays, case studies, work experience, competitions, and reception duties. You will practise all treatments on students in the class prior to working on clients. The clients who visit our salons require a wide range of treatments and will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your practical skills, as all portfolio evidence and assessments must be performed on external paying clients.
You will study units such as:
For each unit you will perform practical skills, submit course work and sit end of unit tests.
Assessment is continuous and consists of practical assessment, oral questions and written tests/homework. You will provide evidence to determine whether you have reached a level of competence. Written assessment papers will provide further evidence of your knowledge and understanding of the subject. The collation of the assessments will be contained in a portfolio which will contain all document feedback sheets, written assessment/projects/assignments.
You will collate all evidence in a portfolio, consisting of:
1. Performance evidence: This takes place in the practical class or workplace.
2. Oral questioning: The questions must relate to the practical performance.
3. Written questions: Written questions will form part of the supplementary evidence.
4. Working diary: Showing the range of treatments you have performed.
“The beauty therapy course appealed to me as I wanted to build a career that would provide for me and my family. The lecturers here are so supportive and the training facilities are amazing. I’ve learned all about waxing, makeup, manicures and facials and I’m gaining the confidence needed to make a living in beauty and makeup. I honestly wouldn’t want to be at any other college as West Thames has been perfect.”