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Level 3 Beauty Therapy (Spa Therapy) at Sussex Coast College Hastings

Course description

During this one-year advanced course you will learn the more complex side of spa therapy treatments, helping to extend your skill set.

Course content

Building on your knowledge from the Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification you will be able to go deeper into the theory behind beauty treatments and be introduced to more advanced techniques. You will be able to understand the aging process and learn how to perform anti-aging face and body treatments, you will be able to care for certain skin conditions, and learn more advanced hair removal techniques. You will train in Swedish body massage, how to carry out spray and cream tanning, and gain a commercial understanding for running a salon, including planning and implementing promotional events.

During the course you will learn:

  • Skills and knowledge to operate in a commercial spa environment
  • 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
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities.


Your assessment will be made up of 60% practical, 20% coursework and 20% exams. You will be assessed and observed during treatments carried out on paying clients in our salon. Essential knowledge is covered through project research, case studies, written and practical assessments and online exams.

Financial information

You will be required to wear a uniform and purchase your own kit for the year which will cost approximately £180. You will also have the opportunity to visit professional shows, training days and conferences which may incur additional costs.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed the course you may consider studying further on courses such as Level 4 HND Hair & Beauty Management, or other holistic therapies.

There are many career opportunities available to you after completing the course. For instance you may become a Massage Therapist, Beauty therapist, or a Beauty consultant, working in a salon, spa or hotel.

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: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1
  • Course code: 7127

Contact details


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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.