Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy
About this course

If you want to enhance your career prospects and gain a higher level qualification in beauty therapy then this apprenticeship Level 3 apprenticeship will give you everything you need. Covering the theory and practice of body massage, indian head massage and stone therapy, practical work is carried out on clients and fellow students within our very own Aspire Academy Hair and Beauty salons, providing you with hands-on, real life experience of a working salon.

You will need time for personal study and you must be able to purchase your own specialist kit and uniform. Practical sessions delivered in Commercial Beauty salons with theory being delivered using state of the art interactive whiteboards and ICT provision to help with assignments. One to one tutorial support is provided by industry qualified lecturers with up to date knowledge of new and emerging trends. 

What will I learn?

During this apprenticship, you will be required to understand and complete the following mandatory units:

  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities 
  • Provide body massage treatments
  • Provide Indian Head massage
  • Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Provide stone therapy treatments

Optional Unit:

  • Provide self tanning services
Entry requirements

We will typically require apprentices to have achieved a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy however other qualifications and or significant years of industry experience will be taken into account. Applicants are required to hold  minimum requirements to Entry Level 3 in English and Maths. This can be considered by the provider, on an individual and case-by-case basis

Applicants may be required to attend an interview, undertake a short trade test and also take initial assessments in English and maths. 

N.B It is expected that apprentices who have not already achieved Level 2 in English and maths will achieve these in the first year of study and employers may be required to give apprentices additional time away from work to achieve this.


Study, assessment and qualifications

The college programme includes off site training on a day release model. This usually takes place each Monday during term times and you can expect approximately 36 weeks of day release each year. There is a requirement for off the job training, both at the college through shadowing and training in the workplace.

Employers and apprentices can chose from Chippenham, Trowbridge or Salisbury as their preferred training centre. 

In addition the apprentices will be allocated a work based assessor who will support them throughout the duration of their training and who will make frequent visits to the apprentices at work. Reviewing your apprentice’s progress is critical to them achieving and it is expected that there will be a review with the learning and their progress with the learner, employer and trainer/assessor at least every ten weeks.


Additional costs and information

Apprentices will be able to start on this programme at two points throughout the year. It is anticipated that this programme will take between a minimum recommended duration of programme is 12 months (SENSE) depending on prior knowledge and experience.

Apprentices are expected to uphold the highest levels of professionalism both at work and in college and as part of this are required to wear and purchase a salon uniform as well as having appropriate kit such as a textbook to support their studies. Purchase of these can be facilitated through the college online shop.

What could I do next?
Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.