Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Combined Beauty Therapy Skills (RQF)
The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Combined Beauty Therapy Skills (RQF) is a combination of both level 2 and level 3 qualifications in the beauty therapy industry, the qualification is aimed at those learners who wish to gain knowledge and skills relating to beauty therapy allowing them to complete the qualification without required prior knowledge.
The qualification allows learners to gain the level 3 with our existing knowledge in the beauty therapy industry. The level 3 Diploma in Combined Beauty Therapy skills’ objective is to develop learners’ knowledge and skills and confirm their competence as beauty therapists and will enable 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
To successfully achieve this qualification learners must gain a total of 84 Credits. 59 Credit from the mandatory units and 25 credits from the optional. 20 credits within the optional units must be at level 3.
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 be 16 (minimum) to undertake this qualification.
This qualification is available in England.
Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations
Please refer to the Focus Awards ‘Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy’
The Level 3 Combined Diploma in Beauty Therapy skills 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
➢ Audio- visual media
➢ Evidence of prior learning or attainment
➢ Written questions
➢ Oral questions
➢ Case studies
All evidence must be crossed referenced to unit outcomes, simulation is not allowed in all units.
➢ Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following
➢ Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management (QCF)
➢ Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF)
➢ Level 4 Certificate in Micro pigmentation (QCF)
➢ Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy (QCF)
➢ Level 3 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation (QCF)
➢ Level 4 Award in Skin Blemish Removal (QCF)
➢ Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments (QCF)
Useful websites and supporting materials
-(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 4
Provide pedicure treatments R/601/4448 2 48 5
Develop and maintain effectiveness at work M/617/3378 2 30 3
Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety Y/600/9011 2 30 4
Provide facial skin care treatment T/617/3379 2 68 8
Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes K/617/3380 2 45 5
Provide manicure treatments T/601/4569 2 48 5
Carry out waxing services L/617/3386 2 61 7
Apply make-up A/617/1018 2 41 5
-(Unit title/Unit reference/Level/GLH/Credit)
Optional Salon reception duties A/600/8773 2 24 3
Promote additional services or products to customers D/601/0936 2 40 6
Provide nail art L/601/4450 2 24 3
Instruction on make-up application A/617/0998 2 34 5
Provide threading services Y/617/3388 2 39 4
Carry out ear piercing D/617/3389 2 20 2
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 Well being D/600/8779 3 60 7
Explore Technological Developments within the Hair Beauty and associated areas F/601/3568 3 60 7