Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology at QLS Level 3

Access Duration - 365 Days
Awarded By Endorsed by "Quality Licence Scheme"
Guided Learning Hour 55 Guided Learning Hours (55)
Course Material Course Material
Number of Modules 36 Number of Modules 36
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What Will I Learn?

Gain a clear understanding of the job role of beautician
Gain an understanding of makeup, skincare and beauty products.
Learn how to offer your clients various beauty treatments.
Learn how to carry out beauty treatment methods.
Learn about lifestyle and diet and how it can affect your skin.
Learn how to style your hair.


Do you have a passion for makeup and skincare? Would you like to have the opportunity of taking your skills and talent to various corners of the world? The Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology at QLS Level 3 offers you an incredible opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge as a cosmetologist and take your career to the next level. As a high-earning and rewarding career, there is a growing demand for beauty therapists and cosmetologists in the modern world. Beauticians are needed to fill various roles and capacities whether it is in the fashion industry, wedding industry or modeling industry.

The course offers instructions on how skin and body care, how to analyse hair and offer the right hair treatment, how to apply makeup, offer guidance to clients on makeup techniques, perform various beauty treatments, waxing techniques and advise clients on beauty products.

The Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology at QLS Level 3 course will enable individuals who want to venture out with their own beauty business. It is an exciting course that gives you in-depth knowledge on hairstyles, beauty treatments and skincare. Cosmetology is a huge industry and the course will give individuals knowledge to advance their career in the profession they are most enthusiastic about.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Global Edulink 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 Level 3 against level descriptors published by Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • Cosmetologists
  • Individuals with a desire to work in the beauty industry
  • Individuals who want to work as independent beauty therapists and beauticians
  • Anyone who wants to have a profession as a cosmetologist
  • Access Duration
  • Entry Requirement
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Endorsed by
  • Progression and Career Path
  • Other Benefits
The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.
  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

At the end of the Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology at QLS Level 3 you will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this Programme successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your Quality Licence Scheme certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.

Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology at QLS Level 3 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code : QLS-03765

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 also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us 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.

This certificate will gear up your skills for various jobs in the beauty industry. You can also use this certificate to expand your education in the subject or to take progressive steps in your career. Listed below are some of the jobs this certificate will benefit you in, along with the average UK salary per annum according to,

  • Hairstylist – £14,353 per annum
  • Makeup Artist – £20,457 per annum
  • Beautician – £14,210 per annum
  • Nail Technician – £15,502 per annum
  • Beauty Therapist – £14,822 per annum
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Excellent Tutor Support Service (Monday to Friday)
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for  TOTUM discount card

Course Curriculum

1: Types of Skin Creams
Types of skin creams
2: Hand Exercises
Hand exercises
3: To A Good Manicure
To a good manicure
4: Steps To Get A Good Hand Massage
Steps to get a good hand massage
5: A Good Pedicure
A good pedicure
6: Instructions
7: Nail Art
Nail Art
8: Nail Arts
Nail arts
9: Gel & Shellac Manicure
Gel & Shellac Manicure
10: Nail Styles
Nail styles.
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief I – Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology at QLS Level 3
☑ Submit Your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission I – Cosmetology Level 3
11: Different Types Of Hair
Different types of hair
12: Hair Types
Hair types
13: Hair Color Styles
Hair color styles
14: Choosing A Suitable Hair Style
Choosing a suitable hair style
15: Maintaining Your Hair
Maintaining your hair
16: Maintaining Hair
Maintaining hair
17: Equipment (Part 01)
Equipment (part 01)
18: Equipment (Part 02)
Equipment (part 02)
19: Hair Styling
Hair styling
20: Men's Hair
Men’s hair
21: Different Hair Styles
Different hair styles
22: Hair Extensions
Hair extensions
23: Quick Hair Styles
Quick hair styles
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief II – Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology at QLS Level 3
☑ Submit Your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission II – Cosmetology Level 3
24: Skin Treatments
Skin treatments
25: Nutrients Needed For A Skin
Nutrients needed for a skin
26: Different Skin Types
Different Skin Types
27: Skin Care
Skin care
28: Seasonal Skin Care
Seasonal Skin Care
29: Protecting Your Skin From the Sun
Protecting your skin from the sun.
30: Reducing Ageing Effects
Reducing Ageing Effects
31: Body Treatments
Body Treatments
32: Waxing
33: Hand and Foot Care
Hand and Foot Care
34: Unique Hair
Unique hair
35: Maintaining Your Hair
Maintaining your hair
36: Skin Care For Men
Skin care for men
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief III – Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology at QLS Level 3
☑ Submit Your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission III – Cosmetology Level 3
Exam Quiz
Exam : Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology at QLS Level 3 00:30:00

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    Ciara Scott

    November 28, 2018
    Invaluable Experience

    I thought I knew a lot until I did this course and now I am more confident in my line of work. The course content is well-designed and information is accurate and precise. Overall, my experience with Global Edulink was invaluable.

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