Beauty Therapy - Massage Apprenticeship Level 3 (AFBEA)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC31
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge required to competently carry out a range of beauty therapy services.


Level 3 is ideal if you’ve worked in beauty therapy for some time or as a progression route from a Level 2 qualification. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You will develop your skills further and gain specialist skills with the potential to move into a management role.

The list below sets out how the credit has been assigned across the mandatory units. All units in this qualification are mandatory.

• Health and safety

• Full body massage

• Facial electrical

• Pre-blended aromatherapy massage

• Indian head massage

• Hot stones massage

• Anatomy and physiology

• Promotions

How will it be delivered?

E-portfolio and workplace observation. Guided learner hours are delivered during contracted working hours.

Entry requirements

•Two GCSEs grade A – C or grade 9 – 3 including English and maths

•NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy

•You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice.

Applicants to this apprenticeship will be from different age groups, with differing backgrounds and experience. As a guide, applicants may enter via a range of routes including from:

• Work

• Work experience

• School/college

• Training and/or experience which may include a portfolio showing what has been completed. Applicants may have already achieved a range of qualifications, for example:

• Key Skills or functional skills

• Intermediate Apprenticeship

• 14-19 Diploma


• Welsh Baccalaureate (at this time there is no credit transfer)

• Welsh Baccalaureate with Principal Learning (at this time there is no credit transfer)

• Other Level 2 qualifications

Your next steps...

On completion of this pathway, learners may progress onto further qualifications or into work.