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Beauty Treatment Consultant Diploma

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The Beauty Treatment Consultant Diploma aims to increase the learners knowledge in a wide range of areas related to beauty therapy.

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Level 3 / Quality Licence Scheme / PI351

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Course introduction

The Beauty Treatment Consultant course you have chosen to study is diverse, with a vast range of subject areas to learn about. The modules you will be looking at include all the requirements for the current national QLS Level 3 qualifications, as well as some additional QLS Level 3 treatments that are not currently prerequisites but are commonly offered as salon treatments with some additional training. 

Underpinning each practical unit is:

  • Client consultation and assessment
  • Completion of important documentation
  • Explanation of the treatment
  • Agreeing the treatment
  • Reasons not to treat (contra-indications)
  • Things that can go wrong (contra-actions)
  • Aftercare advice
  • Future treatment needs
  • Client preparation
  • Salon and working area preparation
  • Safe working techniques, including all hygiene measures
  • Compliance with Beauty Industry and Legal Codes of Practice.

The Units you will study are: 

Module 1 - Facial and Skincare
In this Module, you will look at cleansing, toning, moisturising, massage, and mask application. You will also look at skin types and analysis, as well as product and ingredient information and selection. 

Module 2 - Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments
Treatments available include eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyelash lifting and perming, eyebrow shaping, and false lash application. Semi-permanent lashes require advanced training, and are briefly discussed in the last module.

Module 3 - Manicure and Hand Treatments
In this module, you will consider hand and nail treatments, nail art techniques, common problems, and remedial action. 

Module 4 - Pedicure and Foot Treatments
In module 4, you will look at foot and nail treatments, common problems, and remedial action.  You will also consider luxury hand, nail, and foot treatments.

Module 5 - Waxing and Temporary Methods of Hair Removal
In this module, you will look at salon methods of hair removal, including hot (hard) and warm (soft) waxing. You will also make comparisons with methods used at home. 

Module 6 - Advanced Nail Techniques
In module 6, we will take a brief look at gel, acrylic, and fibreglass nails and their importance and relevance to the Level 3 Beauty Therapist.

Module 7 - Make-up Application to the Face
This module includes information on products, tools, and application for face make-up, including day and evening looks.

Module 8 - Science and Cosmetology
This module looks more closely at available products and formulations and their use, electrical safety, and hygiene.

Module 9 - Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and physiology are essential parts of the beauty therapist's knowledge. Performing treatments safely and effectively requires the therapist to know what is being worked on and what effects the treatment is having.

Management Units

Module 10 - Health and Safety
Whether you are a salon owner or a junior therapist, you are required by law to have an awareness of your legal and professional responsibilities to ensure your own safety and that of co-workers, clients, and anyone else who may be visiting the premises.

Module 11 - Consultation
Before any treatment is carried out, a full and thorough consultation is done.  This ensures that the treatment the client receives is safe and best suits his or her needs.  It also requires important paperwork to be completed, which may prove essential in the event of a complaint or legal action.

Module 12 - Promotions and Retailing
As a beauty therapist, the ability to sell is an essential skill.  The business will need retail sales to support its income, and it is important that the client is advised about which products he or she should be using.

Module 13 - Reception
How you deal with clients and promote the business will determine how long you are going to be employed!  Being a fabulous therapist is pointless if clients are not inclined to book appointments because the reception, receptionist, premises, and/or therapists are unwelcoming – if this is the case, customers will never get close enough to find out how good you are!

Module 14 - Career Opportunities and Continuing Professional Development
This unit summarises what you've learned, looks at further and higher training, and discusses career options open to you.  New and exciting developments in the beauty therapy industry are continually cropping up: there are always new treatments to learn, and clients will expect you to know something about each of them! 

At the beginning of each module, you will see the tasks that you are required to complete. Some of the information you will find contained within the module, but you will also need to do further research.  You may attempt certain tasks as you work through the module, but if you would prefer to read through the entire module first and attempt the tasks second, that is absolutely fine. As you research one task, you may well come across information that will help you in another.  

To be awarded the Diploma in Beauty Treatment Consultant, learners are required to successfully complete all fourteen modules.

Required knowledge

The good news is that no previous knowledge or understanding is needed to study the Beauty Treatment Consultant course. This course is openly available to those who are looking to improve their understanding of the different types of beauty therapies and are wanting to study from the comfort of their own home. You can enrol onto the Beauty Treatment Consultant course at any time of year and can study at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration and receive full tutor support.

Although there is no requirement of previous knowledge, learners may wish to study this course as a progression course from our QLS Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course. The QLS Level 3 is a more in-depth analysis of the materials studied at QLS Level 2.


Learners are required to complete a tutor marked assignment at the end of each module. This assignment will test the learners knowledge on the specific information covered in each module and will require the learner to show their understanding of beauty treatments and the consolation process. 

Upon successful completion of the 14 modules, learners will receive their Beauty Treatment Consultant Certificate from the awarding organisation Quality Licence Scheme.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at QLS Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector. 

The Skills and Education Group’s knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market. 

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales 

Course modules

  • Module 1: Facial and Skincare    
  • Module 2: Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments
  • Module 3: Manicure and Hand Treatments
  • Module 4: Pedicure and Foot Treatments
  • Module 5: Waxing and Temporary Methods of Hair Removal
  • Module 6: Advanced Nail Techniques
  • Module 7: Make-up Application to the Face
  • Module 8: Science and Cosmetology
  • Module 9: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Module 10: Health and Safety
  • Module 11: Consultation
  • Module 12: Promotions and Retailing
  • Module 13: Reception
  • Module 14: Career Opportunities and Continuing Professional Development

Learner support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your course. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone should you require additional support. 

The course comes with 12 months tutor support however, you are able to study at your own pace and can complete the course in a shorter period if required. Should you require additional time, you may extend your tutor support if appropriate. 

Your tutor is there to assess any submitted work and provide feedback alongside answering any questions or queries you have during your studies.


What is distance learning?

Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and, therefore, you can study anytime, any place, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a full-time job, or other commitments, that won’t allow them time off to study.

What do I need to do to get started on a course?

You'll need to be able to commit the required time to your studies. We recommend that you choose a course you think will interest you, and help you to achieve your ambitions. If you would like some advice, or further information, please call our helpline free on 0333 3445 690.

To purchase a course, simply click on the ‘Buy now’ button against your chosen course and follow the on screen instructions. Alternatively if you would prefer to purchase the course over the phone, call 0333 3445 690 and speak to one of our expert course advisors.

How does the distance learning/home study method work?

The course operates through a study pack and access to your own personal tutor. Once you have chosen your course we will send you your study pack, which you will be required to work through before completing the course.

Depending on the course you have chosen, you will either be required to complete assignments and submit these for marking as the course progresses and/or be required to sit an end exam. The end exam could be in the form of multiple choice questions, or be an invigilated exam at a registered test centre.

Your completed assignments will need to be sent to your tutor for marking/assessment, you will then receive written feedback and guidance. It may be possible to submit your assignments by email, however you will need to check this with your tutor. Please be aware that your assignments will be maintained by NCCHL for moderation and audit purposes.

These requirements will always be listed on the course description page, so please refer to this for details of what is required for each individual course.

How long should it take to complete a course?

Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from 6 weeks to 12 months to complete your course.

The duration of the course is largely down to you though. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.

We do strongly recommend, though, that before you purchase a course you assess your ability to commit the necessary time to completing the course in a timeframe that will not leave you losing your motivation.

How quickly will I receive my course material?

We guarantee that you will receive your course materials within 5 days of purchase, but for many courses we would anticipate that you will have to wait no more than 48 hours.

The course materials are always sent to you via a tracked courier service, to ensure that you receive your study pack within our stated period.

How much will it cost?

The cost is largely dependent on the type of the course. The longer the course is the higher the cost will be, due to the size of the study pack and the nature of the qualification.

All prices are clearly stated on the course description page and will always be displayed prior to you committing to purchase a course.

Please note that there may be additional fees required should your course have an external assessment, such as A Levels, ICB qualifications etc. To clarify, please speak to a course advisor.

What support will I receive?

You will be allocated your own personal tutor who can be contacted via e-mail, telephone, fax or post for help and advice on any aspect of the course.

Many courses require that you submit work to your tutor during the period of study and your tutor will assess your work and pass comments back to you. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.

Please be aware that officially the tutor support provided with the course is for a period of 12 months, although if you need longer let us know and we’ll endeavour to extend that.

Will I have to sit an examination?

All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.

Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.

Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit an invigilated exams at a registered test centre. You will need to organise and pay for the examinations yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be available from the centre who are delivering the qualification.

If in doubt, please email ‘’, NCC can then discuss or put you in touch directly with the course provider.

Can I study from outside the UK?

Yes, there are no geographical limits to where you can study.

You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.

Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.

Will I receive a qualification when I complete the course?

All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are.

Can I take more than one course at a time?

Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows. But we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.

The good news is though that if your circumstances change you can always take a break and come back to your studies.

Additionally, discounts are available if you buy more than one course at the same time.

How long will it take for my work to be marked by my tutor?

Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 12 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.

Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.

Do I need any additional books or equipment to do my course?

No, we provide everything you need to pass your course.

How do I enrol?

Once you have chosen your course, you can either purchase the course online which will enrol you, or you can call our helpline on 0333 3445 690 who will sign you up for the course and arrange to have all your learning materials sent to you.

What if I’ve chosen the wrong course?

If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you can simply return the goods within 14 days and we will send your money back in full for the majority of courses (excluding postage and packaging) or you can choose another course that you feel would suit your needs and ambitions better.

What is the difference between the online and paper versions of courses?

Our online courses are completed through our online learning system after receiving login and access instructions. You will not receive any course materials through the post. The paper based version is posted out in a binder to your home or place of work and requires completion of a portfolio of work that is submitted to your tutor for marking.

Where can I find your Equality and Diversity Policy?

All NCC policies and procedures can be provided on request from NCC directly by emailing or calling 0333 3445 690.

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Beauty Treatment Consultant Diploma

M Byrne

“This course was by far the best I've looked at...”

This course was by far the best I've looked at, an amazing price for everything included and it as an accredited awarding body. Easy to register and really quick emails to get you started.