• Level: 3

Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF)

(QRN – 601/6332/X)



Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF) is aimed at those learners who have completed the Level 2 qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to build on the existing knowledge and understanding gained from the Level 2 qualification, and therefore enables learners to expand the scope of their technical skills for employment as a beauty therapist. They 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

Learners must achieve 3 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.


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 2 beauty therapy qualification.


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 Micropigmentation (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)


Age Ranges

Learners should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake this qualification.


Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.


Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref 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 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 selftanning 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

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