Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy
About this course
In this course you will learn about the theory of beauty, face and body treatments, anatomy and physiology and salon management. You will also gain practical experience of beauty therapy including electrical face and body treatments, spa treatments and body massage.
The course may include visits to beauty exhibitions, shows and a residential trip to enhance your studies.
What will I learn?
Students will complete the following units:
  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide dry spa treatments
  • Provide body stone therapy treatments
Entry requirements

To enrol on this course you must have successfully completed the Level 2 Beauty Therapy course. Work experience in the beauty industry is essential for Level 3. To support your Level 3 application you will be required to carry out a trade test and theory test. Your application will need to be supported by a reference from your tutor and an interview.

Study, assessment and qualifications
You will be assessed working on clients in the Aspire beauty salons.
To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:
One externally set, externally moderated assignment
One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions
6 hours of home study is required per week.
Final qualification: Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy.
Additional costs and information
A kit and uniform will be required. In cases of financial hardship funds may be available to help with the cost of this.
We also arrange educational activities and competitions as part of the course which may incur an additional cost.
What could I do next?

You can progress onto further study on Level 4 Salon Management, university level courses or part time courses such as reflexology or holistic therapies.

 If seeking employment, you could become:

  • a beauty therapist in a spa or salon
  • a salon manager
  • a sales representative/trainer for a skincare company
  • a beauty therapist on board a cruise liner
  • a mobile therapist