Advanced Beauty Therapist
Level 3 Advanced Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship
An apprenticeship is a paid job that is completed alongside training. It allows people to earn while they learn, gain valuable experiences and receive a recognised apprenticeship qualification to develop their future career.
Why undertake an Advanced Beauty Therapist – Apprenticeship Standard – Level 3
The broad purpose of this occupation is to provide, design and implement bespoke treatment plans. These advanced treatments will compliment and enhance the range of treatments, skills and knowledge gained from a beauty therapist’s level 2 qualification. 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).
- Complete advanced consultations including in-depth client lifestyle profiling, establish trust, suitability for treatment and provide solutions for improving the client’s physical appearance and emotional welfare, creating bespoke treatment plans.
- Design, implement and perform advanced manual therapies on the face, scalp and body as a single or course of treatments, on clients, to me the objectives of the bespoke treatment plan.
- Design, implement and perform advanced facial and bdoy technical (electrical or mechanical) therapy treatments to improve facial & body skin condition, improve facial and body contour and muscle condition and increase lympahtic drainage using therapy techniques/current type such as:
- Galvanic, Micro-Current, Microdermabrasion, Low Intensity LED Light, Skim Warming Devices, High/Radio Frequency & Lymphatic Drainage Equipment.
- Provide post treatment aftercare and product advice and promote sales and additional services to enhance the customer experience as well as contributing to the financial viability of the business
- Perform and implement risk assessment protocols in relation to the evnionment, treatments and client risk, liase with other practioners and supervise individual and team activities.
- Apply and implment organisational operations such as salon business systems, processes and data protection.
- 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
For more details on the Level 3 Advanced Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship standard specification please see the following link: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/advanced-beauty-therapist-v1-0
Apprentices have to be a UK resident or have either UK Settled Status or have indefinitely leave to remain and be able to be employed within the UK. Apprentices must also live in England and their place of employment must also be based in England for at least 50% of their employed time and must be able to attended possible weekly classroom-based lessons held at the college based in central London.
The completion of a Beauty Therapy Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard or equivalent vocational / technical qualification is essential to have the fundamental foundation of skills and knowledge for the job role.
English and maths is an integral part of delivering apprenticeships in the UK. An apprentice without a grade C / 4 or above in GCSE English and/or maths or equivalent functional skills at level 2, would need to continue their studies of English and Maths as part of their apprenticeship. Employers must allow time apprentice for this is be undertaken. An apprentice would need to provide evidence that they have achieved at least functional skills or equivalent in English and Maths in order to achieve the apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship is a great paid work opportunity for people over the age of 16 in England who are:
- early in their career
- looking to upskill in their current job
- looking for a career-change
- not in full-time education
At least 20% of the time the apprentice is employed (approx 1 day a week), it is a statutory requirement for the apprentice to undertake training from the training provider during normal working hours, for the purpose of learning and achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours required in order to successfully complete the apprenticeship. By normal working hours, it is meant as paid hours excluding overtime. For the Advanced Beauty Therapist Level 3 standard this would be 1 day a week undertaking college directed learning.
The Advanced Beauty Therapist apprenticeship standard level 3 is a 18 month apprenticeship programme (excluding the End Point Assessment (EPA)). Apprentices would normally be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and spend at least 1 full day a week of their employment at college and/or undertaking directed learning.
End-point assessment (EPA) tests the knowledge, skills and behaviours that an apprentice has gained during their training. To achieve the apprenticeship qualification the EPA demonstrates the competence of an apprentice in their role. EPAs are carried out after 18 months have been completed and by an End Point Assessment Organisation independently to LCBT.
The gateway takes place before an EPA can start. The employer and LCBT will review the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours to see if they have met the minimum requirements of the Advanced Beauty Therapist Level 3 apprenticeship set out in its standard, and are ready to take the assessment.
Beauty Therapist apprentices are provided with a uniform, kit & materials after 6 weeks of starting an apprenticeship programme. This is alongside the provision of equipment and products to be used when at the College which will be essential for their studies. There are several suppliers we work alongside that also give a discount to learners, therefore kit can be personally topped up throughout the course. Each learner’s kit includes a full range of equipment and products for the course as well as a bag for kit storage.