Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy - Level 3
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 3 - Level 3 Diploma Laurence Building 21-Sep-17 25-May-18 Thurs and Fri (29 weeks) 09:30-16:30 £3345* £180

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This Level 3 progression course builds on the basic skills of a Level 2 qualification. The skills included are in line with current industry requirements.

You will study practical and theoretical classes which will help you develop a portfolio of evidence for verification. There is some case study and assignment work. Your 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 cases. Complete portfolios are verified and should include assessment books, assignments, and theoretical papers. There will be externally set end test (on-line) as well as assignment work set throughout the course.

*This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Level 3 and 4 courses for those aged 19 and over (on the date you start a course) no longer receive Government funding so the learner is responsible for the full cost of the course. CLICK HERE to find out more or contact 01392 400390 / 400870 to find out more.

What topics will I study?

You will study units including:

  • Massage treatments
  • Facial electro therapy
  • Spa therapy
  • Self tanning
  • Health and Safety practice
  • Client care
  • Promotion and retail
  • Working with colleagues within the industry

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a Level 2 beauty therapy qualification and a real interest in the industry. A written application as well as an interview is required to gain a place on this course. This course is particularly suitable for those with experience of the workplace. To study this course you will need to have an interest in the beauty and spa industry and the exciting range of treatments available. You should be enthusiastic to learn a variety of advanced practical skills and the associated knowledge, which will develop your employment opportunities within the Beauty and Spa industry. 

What facilities are there?

Our well-equipped spa and beauty clinics offer a fantastic learning environment. We also offer an excellent range of holistic treatments. The learning resource centre provides all students with access to the internet as well as specialist information.

What can the course lead on to?

You may seek employment as a Beauty Therapist in a clinic, Health hydro, Spa, department store or cruise liner. 

Are there any additional costs?

You will need a personal kit and uniform (approximate cost £150), full details will be provided at enrolment. We also offer some professional masterclass/workshops and educational visits during the year which may incur an additional fee if you wish to participate in them.

* Be advised the £150 resource fee is in addition to the course fees/concession fee and is to be paid as a separate transaction to the faculty. Details of how to pay will be provided on your first day of lessons.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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