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Access to Aesthetics - Level 3

Course code: HSAV003P

Subject area: Beauty Therapy & Makeup Artistry

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 3

Course details

Course time:

09:15 - 15:15

Days of week:


Course date:

13th Sept 2024 - 4th Jul 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Would you like to join the exciting, ever-expanding beauty and aesthetics industry but have no formal beauty qualifications? This access course is ideal for those who would love a career change and to begin working with clients either in a salon or self-employed offering a variety of advanced beauty and/or aesthetic services, for example hair reduction and skin rejuvenation using laser and IPL systems, skin needling or radiofrequency.
This qualification consists of units at level 2 and 3 combined to provide the learner with the required underpinning knowledge to afford direct progression onto specific modality training at level 4 +.

Learners must achieve the mandatory units:Maintain health and safety in the salonSkin analysis and facial skincareConsultation and client careAnatomy, physiology and pathologyElectrical science

Course units
Skin analysis and facial skincare
Consultation and client care
Anatomy, physiology and pathology
Electrical science
Maintain health and safety in the salon
What next?
The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for additional study at level 4+ in the beauty aesthetic industry for example, VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Hair Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation Using Laser and IPL Systems, VTCT Level Diploma in Aesthetic Therapies or VTCT Level 4 Awards in Skin Needling, Skin Peeling or Radiofrequency.
Entry criteria
You must be 18 years or older.
A successful interview must be achieved.
The VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies is a beauty therapy qualification aimed at learners with no formal background in beauty therapy training, who wish to gain access to additional study of advanced therapy treatments at levels 4 and above.
Fee information
Course fees: £3,960Uniform: £54Exam fees: £108

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £3,960.00

Exam Fee: £108.00

Kit / Clothing: £53.95

Total Cost: £4,121.95

Qualifications received
VTCT Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies L3
Learning & method assessment
To be awarded this qualification, learners must successfully achieve the following assessments:
Externally set and internally assessed practical assessments.
Externally set and externally marked theoretical examinations.
Complete a treatment evidence portfolio.
The teaching team will guide and support you fully to build your confidence and experience when providing these specialist services. You will work on live models throughout.
User skills
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.