VTCT Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy

Qualification code: 500/8961/14
Credit Value: 27






Full Level 2 or Facials

Summary Description

Internationally recognised Level 3 Qualification in Facial Electrics Awarded by VTCT. Perfect as a standalone Award to gain access to Aesthetics Laser route and advanced procedures without completing the full NVQ Level 3. Also ideal for upgrading your skills from providing basic facials to all electrical facials.

The Level 3 Facial Electrics course improves face and skin conditions using direct High Frequency, Galvanic, EMS, Micro-current, Lymphatic drainage and Micro-dermabrasion. These treatments will enhance skin quality and improve the effectiveness of the delivery of serums and products.

Course Modules


Level 2 Infection Control


High Frequency








Lymphatic Drainage





Success-Oriented Learning

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Facial Electrotherapy is a qualification specifically designed to develop your practical skills in providing facial electrical treatments.

Underpinning this qualification, you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, how to promote client care and communication in beauty-related industries, how to apply microdermabrasion techniques and the study of dermatology and microbiology. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.


The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services.

You’ll walk away with

After taking this course, you'll walk away with a VTCT Award in Level 3 Facial Electricals & knowledge of providing High-Frequency treatments, Galvanic treatments, Electro Muscle Stimulator treatments, Micro Current treatments, Lymphatic Drainage treatments, Micro-Dermabrasion treatments and Micro Lance treatments to remove Milia. The knowledge you will gain from this qualification will allow you to work with high-end brands like Guinot and Caci.

Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable). This qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard-setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.

Course Information

In this course, you’ll learn a variety of new skills that will help launch you into a rewarding career. Have a look at the course information to get an idea of what we’ll cover:

Course Details

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00 am start
• Tutors and students
• How the VTCT Level 3 awards works
• what is required and the full itinerary of work and exams

Anatomy and Physiology
• Functions of the skin
• The Lymphatic system
• The Circulatory System
• The Nervous System
• The Skeletal System
• Ageing of the Skin

 Work environment
• Understand and create an effective working environment
• Remove any hazards
• Prepare room and equipment
• Learn how to sterilise and clean equipment before and after use
• How to present yourself as a therapist
• Record Keeping
• How to perform a patch test and interpret the results from the patch test
Facial Electrical treatments
• You will focus on equipment on the face to improve skin condition and texture, improve lymphatic drainage, muscle condition and body contours.
• Skin types and skin conditions

Vacuum suction
• Benefits and effects on the body

High frequency
• Types of current, electrodes, safety precautions, types of applications.
• Effect of Direct and Indirect High frequency.

• Galvanic Desincrustation
• methods for desincrustation
• Galvanic Iontophoresis
• Benefits and procedure
Practical Hands-on
• Demonstration of 3 Face Electric treatments
• Work on each other

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00 am start

Facial Electrical treatments

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
• Theory of EMS
• Reasons for using it
• Applications
• Physiological effects

• Technology
• Wave forms
• Reasons for using it
• Treatment procedure
• Types of products to be used with it
• Homecare

• Conditions suitable for
• Applications
• Treatment procedure

Practical Hands-on
• Demonstration of 3 Face electric treatments
• Work on each other

Entry Requirements

To enter this course, you are required to hold a Level 2 in beauty therapy or Level 2 in Facials. Equivalent qualifications can be looked at.


You will have all teaching resources provided, including a notepad pen and iPad to keep all your notes safe. A full uniform will be provided at no extra cost. You will have access to our student portal, which supports you throughout your study. You will be assigned a dedicated tutor to guide and support you until the completion of the course. Access to the latest electrical facial equipment will be available for you to use at any time during the course.


Lectures / Seminars: Our trainers are leading professionals in the Beauty Industry. Lectures are delivered by experienced Educators.
Practical: Our trainers run salons and work in the beauty industry day in day out so that you will receive the most up to date information. Our courses are run in a specialised running clinic, so you can get practical hands-on experience treating real clients.
Group Work: You will work in groups to perform treatments for the practical part of the training. This breaks the theory up and makes the course a lot more fun and interesting. This refines the understanding of the subject area and allows the opportunity to give and receive feedback on performance.
Discussions: Discussions are encouraged throughout the training. This allows reflective thinking, Which leads to a deeper understanding of the subject area.
Assignments: This satisfies the theory part of the qualification. Assignments will need to be completed for each of the modules. We will provide you with detailed course material that will allow you to complete the assignments. You can work on the assignments at your own pace. However, the quicker you complete them, the quicker you will receive your qualification. 100% support and help will be provided for you to complete this part of the study programme. The assignments can be written, or you can use audio-visual media to record the answers.
Observations: This satisfies the practical part of the qualification. You will be required to perform treatments on real clients under assessment conditions. We will ensure that you are 100% ready for this part of the course by providing you with enough practical experience. You will perform Facial Treatments, provide Manicure and Pedicure Treatments, provide a full Waxing service, perform Eyebrow shaping service, Tint Lashes and Brows and provide Basic Makeup Service.
Exams: There will be 8 papers to complete under strict exam conditions.
Portfolio: As part of this course, You will be required to produce a portfolio. All evidence will need to be documented in the portfolio and cross-referred to unit outcomes.

Study Options

2-day course: This is an intense 2-day course. You would attend Chelsford Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm. You will be required to perform a home study, and you will be provided with a student portal. This contains resources, assignments and coursework, which you must complete before returning for your exam.
Online option: You can study and join in live classes. This would require a home study, watching videos online in your own time, and booking live tutor classes when convenient for you. Your student portal will support you throughout your study. You will book your 6-hour exam slot at our centre once you have completed your classes and coursework.

Tuition Fees

£500 includes the following: Level 2 Infections control
VTCT Qualification Fee
Assessment Fees

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