VTCT Level 3

Facial Electrics

Gain your Facial Electrics Level 3 NVQ certification with our world-recognised VTCT awarding body. This course covers of all of the fundamental facial electric treatments and knowledge that is required if you are starting out as a skincare specialist. With this qualification, you can help clients postpone early signs of ageing, improve the appearance of their skin and erase minor skin damage caused by sun, scarring and pigmentation.
Professional Facial

Course Overview:

This 3-day VTCT Level 3 Facial Electrics course is to provide learners with the necessary theory and practical skills that will enable them to provide Facial Electrics Treatments. These are treatments that you will need to know if you are starting out as a skincare specialist. A facial electric treatment can postpone early signs of ageing, improve the appearance of the skin and erase minor sun damage, scarring and pigmentation. From this course, you can expect to understand:

  • how to maintain safe and effective methods of working when providing facial electrical treatments

  • the organisational and legal requirements for providing facial electrical treatments

  • how to perform client consultation, treatment planning and preparation

  • the contra-indications and contra-actions that affect or restrict facial electrical treatments

  • how to provide aftercare advice

  • the knowledge of skin analysis, including treating a range of skin concerns

  • the different skin conditions and skin types

  • the anatomy and physiology that relates to facial electrical treatments

Treatments included:

  • Micro-current

  • High Frequency

  • Vacuum Suction

  • Electro-Muscle Stimulation

  • Galvanic (iontophoreses & disincrustation)


Online module to be completed first (variable)

2 days practical in clinic (additional days if required - no extra charge)

1 day exam

Entry Requirements:

This Level 3 beginner course is suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.

Students will require a good command of spoken and written English to complete the VTCT qualification.


Course Structure:

Much of the Level 3 Facial Electrics Course qualification is completed as home-study, making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. The practical training days required for the course will run from 10am – 4pm, although we ask students to arrive at 9.45am to ensure a prompt start. You will learn the theory of the treatment firstly, and spend the majority of the training days acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills, with a short break for lunch.

Assessment is continuous and consists of practical assessments, oral questions, tests and written assignments. You will provide evidence to determine whether you have reached a level of competence. Written assessment papers will provide further evidence of your knowledge and understanding of the subject. The collation of the assessments will be contained in a portfolio which will contain all document feedback sheets, written assessment/projects/assignments.

Once you have completed all training and coursework, you will arrange to attend a multiple choice written assessment day and practical assessment days to achieve your VTCT qualification.


VTCT is a Government approved Awarding Body offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs). VTCT has been in existence for over forty years and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom.

After completing the course, you will receive qualifications, recognised across the world that are fully Insurable

We also provide follow up support, so if you do have any questions or are unsure of anything, we are there to help. We provide a student area on our website. This will give you access to consultation forms, consent forms, suppliers details, marketing material and anything else you need to provide treatments.

When you have successfully completed the Level 3 Facial Electrics course, you will receive an NVQ certificate issued by us. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile.

Once you have completed your assessment days you will also receive your VTCT qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).

Career Progression:

All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance. Facial treatments are hugely in demand to improve the condition of the skin and minimise the effects of aging. This course will enable you to begin earning well within this lucrative treatment area.


Course Fee: £950 + VAT (includes registration fee & Exam fee)