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The VTCT Level 3 certificate in Facial Electrotherapy is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a facialist within the beauty or aesthetic industry. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a skin specialist, as the units contained in this qualification cover those skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.
You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, how to promote client care and communication in beauty related industries, how to apply micro dermabrasion techniques and the study of dermatology and microbiology which will give you that deeper understanding of the types of skin conditions and diseases that may be presented to us as a skin specialist within the skin and aesthetic industry. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a facialist including facial skin care, and electrotherapy treatments, health and safety and client care. 

This course for those who are looking to increase their skills and knowledge to allow them to follow a career within either the salon or clinic. This course is specifically beneficial for those who may wish to further enrol onto higher levels of study onto to our level 4/5 programmes with many required for the aesthetic industry.

This is a fast track programme. You can choose to pace your course at either 12 weeks duration 1 day per week, or 2 evenings per week for 12 week. Modification to the duration may be possible due to time constraints. Course work is delivered by live class participation for both theory and practical assessment. There is an aspect of online activity which allows students to study and participate at their own pace. Students are able to submit all theory work by way of online portal, which is collated and marked by your tutor. Ongoing tutor support is given throughout the duration of the course. This is a relatively fast paced course which is enjoyable as it offers those treatments found in various settings within the beauty and clinic based industry.

Our tutors have valuable experience both in education and industry and will teach you to the same standards as found in higher education. This, coupled with your input, will allow you to progress to a level expected for certification. Part of the course allows for live clinic participation giving you the confidence to work within industry.



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The course runs over 12 weeks with 2 days class each week

Dates on Enquiry

NOTE: Our flexible system allows us to run courses at flexible times, so please enquire about dates that are of interest to you. Please Enquire.

You will complete the following units

  • Facials electrical treatments (galvanic, faradic, microcurrent, vacuum suction and High frequency)

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Microbiology and Dermatology

  • Client care and communication

  • Health and safety

  • Anatomy and physiology


Class Structure

Week 1 -2

Facial care which includes facial care routine. Using Medical skin care range; Skin analysis, covering all health and safety aspects required for undertaking skin care. Anatomy & Physiology of the skin, and its structures as well as the bones and muscle of the face, shoulder and neck. Health and safety and client consultation.


Week 3 – 12

Theory and practical in relation to electrical equipment used in the beauty industry. Focus on Anatomy and Physiology in regards to circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. Discuss the aging process of the facial skin and its structures.  Additional focus is given to Pathological skin conditions.

External end test.

  • Additional class time may be given to those students who require it.


How you will be assessed?

Theory assessment is through ongoing assignments some of which can be done online. Practical assessment takes place at the academy. All evidence is collated by way of a student portfolio which your tutor has access too. Ongoing support will be given throughout the duration of the course. This course is also suitable for distance learners. Please enquire for details.


Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 Beauty Therapy or skills test/interview

  • Students should be 16 years or over

  • Student should possess a good command of English.

  • Student should have a satisfactory level of education.

  • Class schedule



  • 1 days class attendance per week for 12 weeks – 10am - 4pm


  • 2 evenings class attendance per week for 12 weeks - 6pm - 9pm


Further study - Entry

  • All other Level 3 Beauty related subject areas

  • Level 4 beauty related subjects.


Deposit is £200, deductible from the Total Course Fee amount.

Includes VTCT registration fee, exam/assessment fee, learning pack.

Course payments must be made in full before awarding the certificate can be fulfilled.

2 Payment options are available for courses.

A payment agreement must be completed  and all relevant payments must be paid prior to course commencement. 

1 PAYMENT - Payment should be made before your selected course starts.

PAYMENT PLAN - Find out about option to Pay by Instalments

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