Beauty Therapy Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Beauty Therapy

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Your Framework(FRA03860):

  • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General)
  • Functional Skills in English Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Entry Requirements: A full Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy and a grade D or Level 1 qualification in English and Maths.

Start Date: At any point Attendance: 30 hours of employment per week

Duration: Up to 18 months

Framework Overview

This programme is designed for learners in a minimum of 30 hours employment per week within the Beauty Therapy industry. You will be provided with a bespoke learning programme that meets the needs of you and your employer and is predominantly tailored to your workplace activities. Your employer will agree the suitable time you train at the College so that you can build knowledge and skills even further, and this combined with the support and skills building that you receive in the workplace from your employer, will enable you to be earning a wage while you become a competent therapist. Treatments within this framework include Advanced Face and Body Electrical Treatments, Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, and Self-Tanning, whilst also using a selection of high tech specialist equipment within our fantastic salon facilities here at the College.

Next Steps

Recent data reports that 100% of our students that completed this programme have stayed in employment within the industry. Types of industry employment include Health Spas, Cruise Liners, Leisure Facilities or as self-employed Therapists.

Student Case Study

Bethany Smith said “I liked going to college once a week and I liked that my tutor would come out to the salon to assess me. Tutors were very helpful with things like assignments and the college facilities were really good. Doing the apprenticeship was the best thing I could have done, due to getting real salon experience and carrying on my level 2 skills. Overall, I am really happy with the outcome and I have a full time job at the salon due to the apprenticeship.”


Where an employer has less than 50 employees and is not liable to pay the Apprenticeship Levy, the training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded.  For Apprentices who are aged 19 years or over at the start of their course, a one-off employer contribution fee is required.  (There is an incentive payment of £1,000 available for employers who are not apprenticeship Levy payers and who take on a 16-18 year old apprentice.  This incentive payment is payable as £500 after 3 months and £500 after 12 months)

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs for this training.

How Do I Apply

To complete an Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must be employed. To view and apply for the College’s live Apprenticeship vacancies, please visit the national apprenticeship website:, or alternatively if you are an employer wishing to employ an Apprentice please get in contact with us on 01473 382464 or email