Spa Therapy Level 3


This course will give you the skills you need for a career in the spa and beauty therapy industry.

This course is designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills in the College’s training/commercial salons. Previous students have progressed to a range of exciting careers including running their own successful salons and providing treatments on cruise ships across the globe. You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication.
You will need to be motivated, professional and able to work and communicate with others. All assessments take place on fee paying clients so you will need to organise
your own clients to complete beauty therapy assessments. To add breadth to your learning, additional qualifications will be included within a full-time programme.

Level 3 Spa Therapy

One year

Study options may include:
• Level 4 Complementary Therapies
• Higher Education
Employment options may include:
• Spa/Salon
• Cruise Liner
• Mobile Therapist
• Salon Owner
• Sales and Distribution

You may also like….
• Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Hairdressing

Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

What does this subject include?

The course consists of the following units:

  • Body Massage
  • Aromatherapy with Pre-blended Oils
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Health, Safety & Security
  • Stone Therapy Treatments
  • Monitor Spa Facilities
  • Provide Body Wrapping Treatments
  • Provide Flotation Tank

What is the structure of the course?

Practical skill development, with an emphasis on learning within a practical environment.  Both skills and knowledge are continually assessed resulting in a portfolio of evidence collected by you. There are also end of unit tests to complete and assignments. You will also complete a two-week block work-based experience during the year.

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Successful completion of Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy or equivalent.

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