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Spa Therapy NVQ Level 3 Diploma at West Lancashire College

Course description

This course offers an excellent qualification in Spa Therapy treatments.

This is a fast paced course and 100% commitment is required.

This course is ideal for those who wish to gain employment within the beauty therapy and spa profession. This course is suitable for 19+ learners who wish to train within the beauty therapy & spa industry.

Successful students tend to:

  • have good interpersonal skills
  • be a good listener with a caring attitude
  • enjoy working with people
  • be able to work quickly and neatly
  • have good time keeping
  • have a pleasant attitude and be a good team player
  • have excellent attendance
  • have excellent personal presentation
  • be prepared to have all level 3 treatments and gain work experience in the college salons.

Learners will undertake a period of work experience appropriate to your course as part of your programme of study.

Maths and English will be part of your programme of study and you will study qualification in Maths and English, appropriate to your level of ability, alongside your chosen course.

Course content

The following are unit examples:

  • Health & Safety
  • Spa body wrap treatments
  • Sauna, steam treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Body massage
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Relevant work experience
  • Home study will be required

Students should be able to demonstrate a commitment to entering a career in the relavent industry and an understanding of the requirements of working in this area. Students must be able to work effectively with others and be willing to carry out and receive treatments. You will be expected to carry out treatments on the general public.

All students must purchase a relavent kit uniform from the appropriate suppliers. Costs will be discussed at enrolment and during the college induction. Students will be required to carry out treatments on the general public who book in as clients at our reception area. On occasion you will also need to provide paying models for your practical assessments. 

A certain level of manual dexterity will be required for beauty therapy courses.

Learners will undertake a period of work experience appropriate to your course as part of the programme of study.

We work with professional product companies such as Dermalogica and Spa Ritvals.

We also have visits to local spa's including Hurlston Hall.

Maths and English will be part of your programme of study and you will study qualifications in Maths and English, appropriate to your level of ability, alongside your chosen course.

Entry requirements

Students must have an NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy.

You will be required to carry out treatments on male clients.

All students must display a positive attitude, be prepared to work as part of a team and have an excellent attendance and a passion for the Beauty Therapy Industry.

Assessment

Assessment is by practical observation, oral questioning, case studies, written essential knowledge papers, assignments and end examinations set by the examination awarding body, an Internal/external examiner will assess all portfolio evidence and practical skills.

Future opportunities

These courses offer excellent qualifications for those looking for a career in the beauty therapy industry. It provides opportunities for employment in beauty salons, leisure centres, plus scope for setting up a new business.

On successful completion of Level 3 you eligible to apply for the Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy subject to satisfactory interview

This course is an excellent qualification for those looking for a career in the Beauty Therapy Industry. It provides opportunities for employment in beauty salons, spa, leisure centres, on cruise liners, plus scope for setting up a new business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Lancashire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2016
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