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Beauty and Spa Therapy Level 3 at Peterborough Regional College

Course description

If you have already completed the level 2 beauty therapy course but would like to gain more specialist knowledge in areas such as facial treatments, massage, electrical and face and body treatments then the level 3 beauty therapy course could be for you!

The course aims to provide you with a range of skills and technical knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the beauty and spa therapy industry.

Once fully qualified your career options could be endless! You could create your own business, work within prestigious hotel chains, in spas, health farms, holiday resorts, working on cruise ships on TV and film sets or theatre. You may even find yourself working on airlines.

Course content

• 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 • Stone therapy treatments Work experience needs to be included in the programme and you will be required to compete in the College competition.

Entry requirements

Option 1 – Level 3 general route 
You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above and Beauty Therapy Level 2. You will also need a reference from work or school.

Option 2 – Level 3 massage route 
You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above and Beauty Therapy Level 2 would be an advantage, along with a reference from work or school.


Practical assessments take place on fee paying clients in Revive salons. You will have the opportunity to use a range of extensive products. You will be expected to demonstrate your competence in all units to the standards required in Industry. Assessments methods: • Practical assessment • Completion of portfolio • Observation • Written assessment

Future opportunities

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the skills and knowledge of health and safety, customer service and also have the necessary advanced technical skills such as body massage, body and facial electrotherapy to be employed as a senior beauty/spa therapist.

This job could lead to a job as a senior beauty/spa therapist working in one of the following establishments: beauty salon, spa, cruise ships or hotel salon.

Alternatively, you could progress on to a Level 4 qualification in Advanced Techniques in Management.

Further information

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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