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Beauty & Spa Therapies Diploma

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 3 Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Beauty therapists specialise in beauty treatments for the face and body, which can range from massages and facials to hair removal and nail treatments. Beauty therapists play a very important role in helping their clients feel less stressed and more confident about themselves, while also helping them make the most of their physical appearance.

To ensure you gain all the skills needed for a career as a beauty therapist, you will need to start your studies at Level 2. On successful completion you can go into employment or continue your studies at Level 3.

Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Throughout your studies you will learn by completing practical activities and assessments based on professional real-life scenarios in our Koko commercial training salons. You’ll get the chance to take part in competitions, fashion shows and get some masterclass insights from visiting professionals.


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Ideal if:

You would like to progress your career skills in beauty therapy as a beauty therapist in a clinic, hydro spa, spa, department store or cruise liner. Spa Therapy consists of non-medical treatments. If you are involved in massage, stone therapy, hydrotherapy, body wrapping and floatation treatments and you would like a qualification to demonstrate your specialist skills, or you have worked in a salon, spa or similar role for some time and have gained your level 2 in Beauty Therapy /Nail Services qualification then this course may be for you.

You’ll need:

GCSE English and maths at grade 4.

You’ll learn:

Skills and techniques used by senior beauty therapists. Areas of study may include head and body massage treatments, tanning, microdermabrasion, electro-therapy, epilation, permanent lashes, client care, promotion and retail.


To be continually assessed throughout your course through practical assignments and examinations. There will also be a practical and theoretical exam.

You’ll love:

The industry focus of this course, working in a professional client focused environment.

You’ll go on to:

Further study on our Salon Management Diploma Level 4, or employment as a beauty therapist or spa manager.

Careers in this industry 

  • Beauty therapist in a spa
  • Beauty therapist in a salon or hotel
  • Nail technician
  • Make-up artist


Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy


Beauty & Spa Therapies Diploma

Start Date

September 2019


St Austell


1 year


Elouise Lawer Beauty Therapy

Elouise studied Beauty Therapy Levels 2 and 3 and is now the assistant manager at Lasting Touch Therapies.

“I have a real passion for skincare and studying the Beauty Therapy Level 2 and 3 courses at the College gave me the skills and knowledge to become the Assistant Manager I am today”.

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