Advanced Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 approved

The Trailblazer standards and end-point assessment plan for the Advanced Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship Level 3 has been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE).  

The Beauty Professional Trailblazer Steering Group says the apprenticeship will now be providing a progression pathway for the industry. It has been approved with a maximum funding cap of £8,000.

Read in detail about the Advanced Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship Standard at Level 3.

“The Advanced Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship Standard at Level 3 will provide apprenticeships with the right knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers want for their staff to competently work within the beauty sector,” said George Hammer, chair of the Trailblazer Steering Group for beauty professionals. 

Diana Hey, the vice chair of the group, added: “We have a world-class apprenticeship standard and end-point assessment plan that really raises the bar and allows an apprentice to demonstrate their professional skills and knowledge in beauty therapy, to maximise treatment benefits and technology.”

However, starts on the apprenticeship will only be possible once a suitable end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) has given an “in principle” commitment to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to deliver assessments on this apprenticeship standard. 

Earlier this year, as part of the Government’s apprenticeship reforms, a draft of the Level 3 Wellbeing Therapist Trailblazer standard was available for review. 

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