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Spa Therapy NVQ Level 3 Diploma at Mid Cheshire College

Course description

Students will study the followings six mandatory units:
Monitor procedures to safely control work operations; promote additional products or services to customers; provide body massage treatments; provide stone therapy treatments; monitor clients and the operation of sauna, steam and hydrotherapy treatments; provide body wrapping and flotation treatments.

There is also the opportunity to study optional units in:
Facial Electrics, Body Electrics, Massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils and Indian Head Massage.

At times, all students will be expected to introduce new clients to the salon in order to help with practical assessments.

Course content

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Level 2 qualification in Beauty or Complementary Therapy.


Assessment is through online examinations, practical observation and written assignments. Several hours of homework both written and practical are required each week. All final work must be submitted in a portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress into employment in spas, salons, cruise ships or self employment, alternatively you may like to progress on to a Level 4 qualification in Salon Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mid Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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