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Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF)

Qualification Details

QAN: 601/6332/X

GLH: 342

TQT: 390

Credit: 39

Qualification Purpose

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF) is aimed at those learners who have completed the Level 2 qualification, it builds on the existing knowledge and understanding, therefore enabling the learners to expand their scope of technical skills for employment as a beauty therapist. Learners will learn how to plan prepare and deliver Level 3 beauty treatments safely and correctly in accordance with health and safety regulations and legislation.

Qualification Structure/Rules of Combination

Learners must achieve the following 5 mandatory units totalling 17 credits. A minimum of 22 credits must be achieved from the remaining optional units to create a total credit value for this qualification of 39 credits.


- (Unit title/Unit Reference/Level/GLH/Credit)

  • Provide body massage D/601/3559 3 84 9

  •  Promote and sell products and services to clients J/601/5337 3 34 4

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon R/600/8780 3 29


- (Unit title/Unit Reference/Level/GLH/Credit)

  • Provide massage using pre -blended aromatherapy oils Y/601/3558 3 65 7

  • Apply individual permanent lashes D/601/3562 3 38 4

  • Intimate waxing for male clients R/601/3560 3 37 4

  • Apply microdermabrasion K/601/5329 3 39 4

  • Provide self - tanning R/601/4465 3 25 3

  • Provide electrical epilation Y/601/4452 3 88 11

  • Apply stone therapy massage H/601/4454 3 75 9

  • Provide Indian head massage D/601/4095 3 49 6

  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments L/601/3962 3 104 11

  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments K/601/3953 3 104 11

  • Client care and communication in beauty -related industries T/601/4457 3 28 3

  • Intimate waxing for female clients Y/601/3561 3 37 4

  • Provide UV tanning Y/601/4466 3 20 2

  • Camouflage make-up D/601/4355 3 60 7

  • Maintaining personal health and wellbeing D/600/8779 3 60 7

  • Explore technological developments within the hair, beauty and associated areas F/601/3568 3 60 7

Learner Entry Requirements

➢ Learners should be competent in literacy and numeracy to help with elements of communication. This is at the discretion of the centre as they may decide to use diagnostic testing methods to ascertain how they can support learners. Learners should also have completed the level 3 beauty therapy qualification.

Age Ranges

Learners should be 16 (minimum) to undertake this qualification.

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.

Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations

Please refer to the Focus Awards ‘Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy’.

Assessment Methods

The Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is internally assessed. Each learner is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include;

➢ Observed work

➢ Witness statements

 ➢ Evidence of prior learning or attainment

➢ Written questions

➢ Oral questions

➢ Assignments

➢ Case studies

All evidence must be crossed referenced to unit outcomes, simulation is not allowed in all units.

Progression Routes

➢ Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake

the following qualifications:

➢ Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management (RQF)

➢ Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (RQF)

➢ Level 4 Certificate in Micro pigmentation (RQF)

➢ Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy (RQF)

➢ Level 3 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation (RQF)

➢ Level 4 Award in Skin Blemish Removal (RQF)

➢ Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments (RQF)

Useful websites and supporting materials

Links to national occupational standards

Focus Awards has mapped to National Occupational Standards where

they exist.


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