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Beauty & Spa Therapies Advanced Technical Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   35 weeks
Course Code   10432-STA-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   12/09/2022

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty & Spa Therapy aims to provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the Beauty & Spa Therapy industry.
The course is ideal for anyone who wishes to cover all of the advanced technical skills and knowledge needed to work as a senior/spa therapist or to progress onto a Level 4 qualification.

You will learn in our well-equipped and resourced salons, and our links to industry support this course. We offer trips to spas and in-house complimentary training with our Eve Taylor product range, as well as offering an extensive programme of short courses that will enhance your skills and ability.

  What You Will Learn

This qualification covers a very wide range of practical skills and knowledge required for working in the beauty and spa therapy industry.

The compulsory areas, are:

• Promote and sell products and services to clients
• Provide body massage
• Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
• Provide body electrotherapy treatments
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Provide dry spa treatments
• Provide stone therapy treatments

The college day will consist of both theory and practical studies. There is also a substantial amount of revision and independent research required for this course for which we would advise 4-6 hours per week study at home.
We work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training by providing demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible, work placements will also be provided by the employers.

  Entry Requirements

A Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy, or equivalent, is required

  Work Experience

Where possible, work placements will be provided by employers.


Externally set theory exam and practical synoptic exam


Possible progression routes: Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology, Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy, Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage, Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques or progress to HE/degree level courses.




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Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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Alisha Dobson

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I was very nervous and excited to start college. I was living in Looe and nobody that I knew from my school was going to do the course that I was going to do, so yeah, I had first day jitters, but it was great. I made friends really quickly and like everyone says it goes really fast, so enjoy it. I loved my hairdressing course and getting really hands on. Before I started college I spent the summer in a salon, just as an assistant, soaking everything up and watching lots. I also practiced things on my friends and family, even if it was just blow drying. I have very curly hair so I really enjoyed trying new things out on my own hair too. There are so many options with hairdressing, it’s really limitless.

I now have my own salon in South London called Bleach. I also do a lot of freelance work, which I have been doing for about 10 years now working in TV, music videos, touring with musicians and artists on their tours, lots of live TV and photo shoots and things like that. I have also been able to travel, all things I never even imagined I would be able to do, so your possibilities are endless.

If the freelance side of things is what you would like to get into be very well rounded. I think it’s played well for me that I can do everything from cutting, colouring and extensions down to perming and shampoo and sets. When I was at college I was like; “oh another perm!”, but all of those things really shape everything that you end up being able to do. They give you so many skills that you might think at the time you’re not going to need but you really will want them! Practice as much as possible and play around, your friends will get tired of having their hair done.

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