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Beauty and Spa Therapy Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma at Northampton College

Course description

This course covers a wide range of beauty therapy advanced treatments. This is an essential course for anyone wishing to work as a professional therapist. It is a fast moving intensive course that requires commitment and dedication. The method of learning is by a mixture of both practical and theory sessions. Your course may include one late evening per week. The practical and theoretical subjects you will study include: - Body Massage - Facial Electrotherapy Treatments - Body Electrotherapy treatments - Anatomy and Physiology - Promotion and Selling - Epilation or Indian Head Massage or Tanning - Work experience - Enterprise

Course content

This course is for students who have completed Beauty Therapy Level 2 and wish to achieve a Level 3 qualification and enter employment.

Entry requirements

VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or equivalent.


The practical work will be assessed by some formative assessments and then a final end of course synoptic exam covering a range of treatments which will be graded. Theory work is assessed using written and online external tests and some assignment work. You will also be required to prepare a portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

Employment opportunities include working within department stores, becoming a representative for a cosmetic company, salon work, becoming a salon owner, a freelance therapist, working on a cruise liner or health spa.

Further information

If you are aged 19 or over on 1st September the exam fee payable at enrolment will be approximately £105. You will be required to purchase kit, uniform and textbooks prior to enrolment - costs approximately £100. Ask your interviewer for more details.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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