Beauty Spa and Holistic Therapy Practice Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: HB111
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study Mode: Full time

This Level 3 Spa and Holistic Practice course will give you the opportunity to develop beauty skills that focus on the knowledge and underlying principles and practical skills to provide a holistic approach to clients.

What will I study?

The course will cover mandatory and optional units that will give specialist skills to progress your career options using the spa/holistic route in Beauty Therapy. Units Inlcude:

  • Monitor procedures to safety control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Provide body massage treatments
  • Provide stone therapy treatments
  • Monitor clients and the operation of sauna, steam and hydrotherapy
  • Provide body wrapping and floatation treatments
  • Provide Indian Head Massage
  • Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils


Entry Requirements

Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy or other relevant industrial experience. For mature students alternative entry qualifications will be considered. Full attendance at all times is essential.

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments on models in a realistic working environment with industrial timings. Theory assessments can consist of online, paper based or assignments if appropriate to units undertaken.

What can I do next?

You will be able to progress to a Level 4 QCF qualification, Foundation Degree, a teaching qualification or into industry if you are successful in your studies.

If you want to progress to doing a teaching qualification, you will the three years' industry experience.

Your Study Programme

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Based in the Elizabeth Building within our £65 million campus, our salons are equipped to the highest industry standards. We have our very own commercial Spa Academy Hair and Beauty studios, including a spa, five hairdressing salons, a specialist barbering salon, a nail room, four beauty therapy studios and a media make up studio.

Enrichment & Employability

Every year, our hair & beauty students compete in Regional and National competitions such as the annual Association of Hairdressers and Therapists, The National Hair Federation Competition and Skills Olympics.

We also take our students to regular external events such as trade exhibitions, fairs and seminars, and trips to Wella, Illamasqua and Dennis Williams, to enhance their knowledge and learning experience.

To help our students learn about working in the industry, we host an annual industrial week where a number of employers and manufacturers such as Dermalogica, Jane Iredale and NSI come in to college to teach extra-curricular skills and provide advice on how to gain employment or progress to the next stage of your career. Many of these employers also offer work placements and voluntary opportunities, to help our students become ready for the workplace.

In additional to this, students also have the opportunity to take part in community events at schools, community centres and charity events which builds confidence, skills and enhances your CV.

Many of our students have gone on to own their own salons and you can even progress onto higher education following your studies.

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