City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma inBody and Spa Therapies

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If you aspire to work as a spa or salon manager and have already completed a beauty-related Level 2 qualification, this course is for you.

This body and spa therapy course will provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge, equipping you to seek employment or further training within the beauty and spa therapy sectors. You will carry out practical treatments in the college’s salon and spa, and will have the opportunity to act as salon manager.

Course Content

You will carry out practical treatments in the College's salon and brand-new spa, working and having the opportunity to act as salon manager. The course will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Providing facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Providing body electrotherapy treatments
  • Monitoring and maintaining the client's spa journey
  • Providing body massage
  • Promoting and selling products and services to clients
  • Providing dry spa treatments
  • Providing Indian head massage

To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • one externally set, externally moderated assignment
  • one externally set, externally marked test, sat under examination conditions
  • optional unit assessments as required

A kit and uniform is required to work in the salon. A bursary is available for kit and uniform requirements, subject to eligibility. Find out more: Student Services


Alongside opportunities to develop your practical skills, working in our brand-new, £750,000, commercial spa, this course provides you with:

  • Excellent links to well-known, local employers, such as Ragdale Hall, from whom we were awarded a College Certificate of Excellence, and Hoar Cross Hall Spa Hotel, with many past students working at both establishments
  • Fantastic progression rates - 85% of our Level 3 learners had found employment in the industry before the end of their course in 2015
  • State-of-the-art training facilities, including four state-of-the-art beauty treatment rooms, a dedicated nail salon, a dry flotation room, and a relaxation area, containing a hot tub spa, sauna, and steam room

Entry Requirements

A Level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy, plus GCSE (or Functional Skills) English and Maths at grade C/4 (or Level 2)

Progression Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you could choose to progress on to a Level 4 programme of study or enter into employment in the beauty industry as a beauty therapist, technical representative, or spa/salon manager.

We work with local employers, including Ragdale Hall, Steiner, Hoar Cross Hall, and many other salons, who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of your training.

Employers will provide demonstrations, talks on the industry, and, where possible, work placements. This practical training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the beauty or spa therapy industries or specialist further study.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts



Course Duration:

1 Year

College Course Code:

  • 20/21QFH5061
This start date has passed. Please contact us for more information.

Awarding Body:

AQA / City and Guilds

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