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VTCT Extended Diploma, Level 3

Spa Therapy (Technical Qualification)

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for spa therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a spa therapist.

You will be taught in our state-of-the-art salon, and in a real spa environment, which will provide you with the opportunity to learn excellent spa therapy skills.

It is important for you to have the opportunity to learn in a real working environment, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector.

You will be assessed not only in aspects of Spa Therapy but also on professionalism, punctuality and reliability. You will be expected to complete 1 week’s work experience in a salon.

Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

• Health and Safety in the Salon

• Client Care and Consultation

• Steam, Sauna and Hydrotherapy

• Body Wraps

• History and Origins of Massage Therapies

• Swedish Massage

• Anatomy and Physiology for the Face and Body Systems.

• Thai stamp massage

• Holistic Facial Treatments

• Spa Pedicure and Spa Manicure

• Promote and Sell Products and Services

In addition, you will study extra units which will be assessed separately these may include: Indian Head Massage, Facial Electrical Treatments, Body Analysis and Social Media Marketing and Managing a Commercial Column.

This qualification could enable you to progress into Higher Education or undertake a career in the industry.

Potential Careers

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Spa Manager
  • Cruise Ship Therapist
  • Spa Coordinator
  • Health spa therapist manager
  • Lecturer

For this course you must have successfully completed a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. You must also hold a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 4 and above to include Maths and English.

  • Graded practical assessments
  • Externally set and marked examinations
  • Graded synoptic assessment
  • Portfolio of evidence (does not contribute to the overall qualification grade)