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Training Academy                   Beauty Holistic Complimentary Aesthetic Teaching​                      VTCT ABT Beauty Guild ITEC

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies has been devised to enable those who wish to enter the field of skin treatments but are coming from other industries. Students who wish to change career and therefore may not have any beauty qualifications may undertake this course. Previously you would be required to undertake a Level 3 Beauty Therapy course which takes longer and involves aspects that you may not wish to offer. If you wish a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty/massage therapist but are working in an unrelated industry this course provides the access you require. It focuses on the key elements required to ensure you are fully trained, enabling students to then go on and study in specialist areas like Level 4 Laser & IPL, Level 4 Skin Needling, Level 4 Skin Peeling, Level 4 Ultrasound. This qualification is aimed at learners with no formal background in beauty therapy training who wish to gain access to additional study of advanced therapy treatments at level 4 or above.
Entry onto this qualification can be via a successful skills test and interview.


See below for Payment options


The course runs over 6 to 8 class days.

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.


This qualification consists of units at level 2 and level 3 combined to provide the learner with the required underpinning knowledge to afford direct progression onto specific modality training at level 4.

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety requirements, anatomy, physiology and pathology and electrical science, alongside skin analysis and safe practice treatment protocols for facial skin care. Learners will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to consult with clients and provide specific aftercare and home care advice.

You will complete the following units

  • Maintain health and safety in the salon

  • Skin analysis and facial skincare

  • Consultation and client care

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology

  • Electrical science


How you will be assessed?

Theory assessment is through ongoing assignments submitted by email and marked internally. Practical observation takes place at the school.  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 involves both live class and home theory learning. Please enquire for details. You will be required to pass all mandatory units. There are externally set theory examinations. There are practical assessments which the tutor will assess and record. 


Entry Requirements

  • Students should be 16 years and over

  • Student should possess a good command of English

  • Student should have a satisfactory level of education



  • 6 to 8 days live class  – 10am - 2pm (depending on availability of models and resources)

  • Ongoing home study – 8 to 12 weeks duration

  • End test


Further study - Entry

  • Level 4 VTCT Award in Skin Peeling

  • Level 4 VTCT Award in Skin Needling

  • Level 4 VTCT Award in Ultrasound

  • Level 4 VTCT Award in Dermaplaning

  • Level 4 VTCT Award in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

  • Level 4 VTCT Award in Scalp Micropigmentation

  • Level 4 VTCT Certificate in Laser and IPL Treatments for Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation


Level 4 Courses often meet the pre-requisites for Level 5 courses such as Laser Tattoo Removal.



Deposit is £500, 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


Payment to be made before course starts


to apply for a finance arrangement

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