Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Beauty Therapy Level 3

So you may know i am doing a blog series about beauty therapy, im going to start of by doing post on the courses Beauty therapy level 2,3,4 and 5. And then im also going to be doing posts on the treatments you can have in a salon or a SPA, that either people don't know about or people don't know what it actually does or the benefits of it are.
Before you read this please read my post on beauty therapy level 2 Click Here.
Btw this is going to be a very writing heavy post.
So today im going to do a post on beauty therapy level 3, im going to tell you what that course entails and my experience so far.
If you didn't know i am a qualified level 2 therapist and currently doing my level 3.
I would just like to say that this is how my college does things other colleges may differ.

So you may think that doing a beauty course will be really easy , and all you do on the course is learn treatments but that is not true. The course involves a lot of theory work, assignments and some of the treatments can be tricky to do.

Swedish body massage
Aroma-therapy body massage
Manual tanning
Spray tanning
Facial and body electricals - Micro-dermabrasion, micro-current, Galvanic, faradic, vacuum suction, direct and indirect high frequency.
As you can see this is a lot less treatments than level 2, but they are a lot harder.
I am going to do post dedicated to all of these treatments so look out for them.

Again like level 2 you have to do assignments on all of the treatments you learn, but they are a lot less in depth. Also for level 3 you only have to do three assignment were as you have to do at least 7 for level 2.

You have theory lessons were you get input and the chance to do your assignments. PSD sessions which stands for personal social development, for me in level 3 this is a lot more in depth than it was for level 2. Practical sessions which is were you are in the salon learning the treatments. Retail lessons, retail is an extra qualification that my college does, we learn all about how to sell products and just generally working in retail and sales.

Again like level 2 you learn all about the contra-indications to treatments and if you don't know what that is, a contra-indication is a kind of infection you may have on your skin, or if you take a certain medication and things like cancer, diabetes, pregnancy, epilepsy and other things like that. A contra-indication is something that might restrict or prevent a treatment.

You learn all about the bones and muscles all over the body, which you do have to learn of my heart which is very hard.
You learn about the Cardiovascular system, Lymphatic system, nervous system, urinary system, digestive system and the endocrine system. This is very hard as you learn how they work, what they do and every-think about them, im more than half way through my course and i still don't now about these 100%.

You really need a C grade in both maths and English to do this course, but if you don't most colleges offer functional skills, this is were you can get your C grade in both maths and English which i think is a really good thing to offer.

Read about beauty therapy level 2 here

Thank you so much for reading i hoped you found it help full my next post should be on beauty therapy level 4 and 5, but im not sure if im going to do it yet and i haven't started the course yet.



  1. Beauty therapy is certainly very interesting for sure and you're right there are a lot more elements to the course than most people think. All the best if you do level 4 and 5 :-) Great blog series!

    x Roch & Tash x

    1. Thank u so much im glad u enjoyed x