Beauty and Spa Therapy

  • Students

    This course offers you the chance to become a fully qualified and employable Beauty Therapist, it will build on the techniques acquired during your Level 2 course and will introduce you to arrange of advanced beauty therapy skills.


    Students will study theory and practical applications of the following:

    • Promote and sell products and services to clients
    • Provide Body Massage
    • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
    • Provide body electrotherapy treatments
    • Provide Pre Blended Aromatherapy
    • Provide dry spa treatments
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Health and safety
    • Client care in beauty related industries
    • Provide body stone therapy treatments
    • Indian head massage


    Alongside these vocational subjects students will be expected to undertake:

    • Industry related work placement  
    • Maths and English
    • Independent study where Students will undertake independent learning to enhance their understanding of the vocationally related theory.
    • Charity, community and voluntary events often related to Hair and Beauty which may be in addition to your timetabled hours.
    • Seminars, workshops with industry employers and suppliers
    • Trips and visits (Costs TBC).
    • In house, regional and national competition work


    Graduations at all of our Gloucestershire College Campuses, offer learners the chance to train in facilities which are industry standard and will enable you to develop your skills in client consultation, customer service, current treatment techniques giving you the confidence to give pre and after treatment/service advice using a variety of professional ranges such as Wella, American Crew, OPI, Monu, Spa Find and Dermalogica.


    Throughout your training programme you will be required to carry out treatments on your peers to develop your skills and take paying clients to gain the widest possible range of experiences and employability skills.


    How will I be assessed?

    • Final exam covering all mandatory units. Marked externally
    • Synoptic assessment during the final term, containing a practical based task or skill
    • Formative assessments which are undertaken on paying clients
    • A Portfolio of Evidence/Service Log to demonstrate progress
    • Written assignments, tests and projects


    As in a professional salon, students will be expected to give our clients the highest possible customer care and portray a professional image and are required to wear a salon uniform whilst in the salons.


    All students are expected to purchase a uniform and full kit, two weeks before the course starts. Order forms will be provided prior to the start of the course. 


    There are supplementary costs for material, books, course trips and visits. Financial assistance may be available. Please enquire at Student Services.


    Applicants will need to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, commitment and an ability to communicate effectively.

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Course Variant

Beauty and Spa Therapy

Level 3



Start Date

September 2018 (TBC)

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If you would like to apply for this course, please add it to your shortlist. You may then add further courses to your shortlist or continue to complete your application.

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What You Will Pay

Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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