Beauty therapy apprenticeships are one way to gain entry into the industry, allowing the apprentice to learn and earn at the same time. The Beauty Professional Standards offer three separate career routes into the beauty industry via an industry developed apprenticeship .
To obtain VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma, you will need to complete the following units: 1 Facial electrotherapy treatments (Vacuum Suction/ High Frequency/Galvanic/ Faradic/ Micro Current) 2 Body electrotherapy treatments (Vacuum Suction/ Micro Current/ Galvanic/ Faradic) 3 Body Massage . 4 Indian Head Massage .
Level 3 Apprenticeships or Advanced apprenticeships that the equivalent of you getting 2 good A- Level passes and come just after intermediate ( level 2) apprenticeships . These are a great opportunity for you after school if you have great GCSEs or even after college to get your foot in the door.
The time it takes depends on the level
|Apprenticeship bracket||Level||Approximate length of apprenticeship|
|Intermediate||2||A minimum of 1 year|
|Advanced||3||Between 15 – 18 months|
|Higher||4, 5, 6 and 7||Between 3 and 5 years|
|Degree||6 and 7||Between 3 and 6 years|
The average pay for this occupation is around $33,800 per year . A Beauty Therapist salary varies depending on where you are located, and your level of current job experience.
Beauty therapists are in the UK’s top 10 worst paid jobs for full-time workers, earning an average salary of just £17,179 per year, according to new Government figures.
What You Will Learn in NVQ Level 3 : Body Electrical Treatments . Facial Electrical Treatments . Body Massage. Electrical Epilation (Electrolysis) Indian Head Massage. Massage with Pre-blended Aroma Oils. Monitoring Procedures to Safely Control Work. Salon Marketing and Promotion.
The Level 4 Diploma course is one of the most comprehensive accredited qualifications available to the Medi- spa Sector, and will provide you with an extensive knowledge and understanding of the skin, its’ assessment and the remedial aesthetic practices used in the industry to develop and maintain skin health.
Beauticians are specialists in discussing and understanding client requirements, analysing and advising on skincare and beauty regimes, giving treatments , and applying cosmetics. This Level 1 course will give you a broad base of knowledge and you will learn how to perform effective beauty treatments .
Levels of apprenticeship
|Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Higher||4,5,6 and 7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor’s or master’s degree|
Advanced apprentices can work towards level 3 work-based learning certificates or qualifications such as a BTEC . To start advanced apprenticeship programme, the applicant should ideally have five GCSEs at grade 4 (formerly grade C) or above or have completed an intermediate apprenticeship.
two A level
Higher apprenticeships provide an opportunity to gain Level 4 qualifications or above, with most apprentices gaining an NVQ Level 4 , HND, or foundation degree. A higher apprenticeship can take from one to five years to complete, and involve part-time study at a college, university, or training provider.
Because higher apprenticeships are working towards more advanced qualifications, you can expect to earn much more than that. According to a government report, the average hourly wage for higher apprentices in 2016 was £10.80 , and the top jobs can pay up to £25,000 a year at the start.
Hours of work The minimum part-time hours for an apprenticeship are 21 hours per week. The minimum part-time hours for a traineeship are: 15 hours per week for traineeships with a full-time term of less than two years. 21 hours per week for traineeships with a full-time term of two years or more.