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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

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   09/09/2021

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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Lisa Allen

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Lisa credits the reflexology diploma at the college as life changing, allowing her to now pursue her dream career. Having completed the course, she now runs a successful reflexology practice as well as wellbeing and yoga retreats.

"I had developed an interest in holistic therapies and wanted a career change into that industry. The college have a great spa and beauty department and the tutor for reflexology is a wealth of knowledge.

The mixture of theory and practical study kept the course interesting and engaging. This course completely changed my life, giving me a rewarding and fulfilling career as well as financial security."

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