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City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma: Body and Spa Therapies at Loughborough College

Course description

If you aspire to work as a spa or salon manager and have already completed a beauty-related Level 2 qualification, this course is for you.

This body and spa therapy course will provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge, equipping you to seek employment or further training within the beauty and spa therapy sectors. You will carry out practical treatments in the college’s salon and spa, and will have the opportunity to act as salon manager.

Course content

You will carry out practical treatments in the College's salon and brand-new spa, working and having the opportunity to act as salon manager. The course will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Providing facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Providing body electrotherapy treatments
  • Monitoring and maintaining the client's spa journey
  • Providing body massage
  • Promoting and selling products and services to clients
  • Providing dry spa treatments
  • Providing Indian head massage

To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • one externally set, externally moderated assignment
  • one externally set, externally marked test, sat under examination conditions
  • optional unit assessments as required

A kit and uniform is required to work in the salon. A bursary is available for kit and uniform requirements, subject to eligibility. Find out more: Student Services

Entry requirements

A Level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy, plus GCSE (or Functional Skills) English and Maths at grade C/4 (or Level 2)

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you could choose to progress on to a Level 4 programme of study or enter into employment in the beauty industry as a beauty therapist, technical representative, or spa/salon manager.

We work with local employers, including Ragdale Hall, Steiner, Hoar Cross Hall, and many other salons, who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of your training.

Employers will provide demonstrations, talks on the industry, and, where possible, work placements. This practical training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the beauty or spa therapy industries or specialist further study.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, come and visit us at one of ourOpen Days at Loughborough College or contact us at

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: 02 October 2018
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      We have lots of different courses from A Levels to vocational programmes, Apprenticeships and Degrees and you will have the opportunity to gain practical industry related skills while you study.