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Body and Spa Therapy Diploma

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 3 Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

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.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.


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Ideal if:

You are interested in non-medical treatments which help with the overall health of the body and you would like to pursue a career as a beauty therapist in a clinic, health hydro spa, department store or cruise liner. Spa Therapy consists of non-medical treatments which help with the overall health of the body. If you are involved in massage, stone therapy, hydrotherapy, body wrapping and floatation treatments and you would like a qualification to demonstrate you specialist skills, or you have worked in a salon, spa or similar job for some time and have gained your level 2 beauty therapy/ nail services qualification, this course may be for you.

You’ll need:

Two GCSEs at grade C or 4, including English and mathematics or equivalent qualifications.

You’ll learn:

How to develop your work based skills; recognising the importance of professional practice. You will be involved with induction, consultation, treatment care and advice as well as tailoring aftercare advice to individual clients.

Units of study are:

  • Providing body massage
  • Massage pre blended aromatherapy oils
  • Spa treatments
  • Manage spa environment
  • Facial electrotherapy
  • Self tanning
  • Health and Safety practice
  • Client care
  • Promotion and retail
  • Working with colleagues within the industry


To train in purpose built salons which are open to the public.

Practical skills are developed on fellow students - once a level of competence is reached clients are to be used for assessment. You will be assessed practically, theoretically and orally in all areas. Testimonials may be required as evidence in some areas. Complete portfolios are verified and should include assessment books, projects, and theoretical papers.

You’ll love:

The industry based focus of this course, working in a fast paced environment.

You’ll go on to:

Gain employment in a resort, destination spa, day spa or beauty salon. Opportunities exist in the UK as well as overseas for this fast growing industry. You may move into management or become a trainer, lecturer or a company field technician.


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


Body and Spa Therapy Diploma

Start Date

September 2020


St Austell


1 year, 2 days per week


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”.

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

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