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VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in  Access to Aesthetic Therapies

VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies


The VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies is a beauty therapy qualification. It is aimed at learners who don’t have a background in beauty therapy training but wish to get into the industry and progress on to levels 4 and above.


A combination of units from both level 2 and level 3 are provided to give the learner the understanding and knowledge they require to progress to level 4 and above. During the qualification, the learners will be taught about relevant health and safety requirements, anatomy, physiology and pathology and electrical science. They will also learn skin analysis and safe practice treatment protocols for facial skin care. As well as understanding how to consult clients, and provide relevant aftercare.


This fast-track course can be completed around your commitments making it the perfect choice for those wanting a good balance of classroom teaching and home learning.


You will also be required to do some home-based learning to practice your skills and complete homework as part of this course.


We are committed to making our assessments a supportive and encouraging experience. Our highly experienced tutors will always ensure you are relaxed and confident before undergoing any assessment modules.

  • Course units

    ➖ Skin analysis and facial skincare

    ➖ Consultation and client care

    ➖ Anatomy, physiology and pathology

    ➖ Electrical science

    ➖ Maintain health and safety in the salon

  • Entry requirements

    ➖ No previous experience required

    ➖ Good standard of English sufficient to complete the course competences and online examinations

    ➖ Students must be over 16 years old to enrol on this course

  • When does the course start?

    ➖ You can start the theory part of this course whenever you want. You will join te practical element of course in February in September. 

  • How long is the course?

    ➖ 4 weeks (1 day per week)

    ➖ 10am - 5pm

    ➖ Maximum class size: 12 students

  • How will I be assessed?

    ➖ Online theory tests (multiple choice)

    ➖ Observations and oral questioning

    ➖ Practical assessments and assignments

    ➖ Portfolio evidence

  • Do I need to bring a model?

    No. However, you can bring a model for your practical assessments if you wish to. At all other times students will be expected to practice on each other.

  • What do I need to buy for this course?

    ➖ Stationery - notepad and pen

    ➖ Uniform - therapist tunic, black trousers and black flat closed toe shoes

    ➖ Equipment - whilst you are training with us, we provide all the products and equipment you will need for your practical assessments

  • What can I do with this qualification?

    You can progress onto an aesthetics course or other beauty related courses with this qualification.

    We also offer a range of progressive short courses that will complement this qualification and extend the services you can offer to clients once you start working in the industry.

  • Payment options

    ➖ Pay in full - £569 plus VAT (£682.80 total) this includes the VTCT registration

    ➖ Pay in 2 interest free instalments - example £200 deposit, then the balance by the end of the course

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