Vision Logo 2
We're still taking applications for September 2019
Apply now

Diploma in Spa Therapy - Level 3


During this course you will cover up-to-date techniques on micro dermabrasion, massage, Indian head massage, spa treatments and facial electrotherapy services and uncover the theoretical side to business, including promoting services and products, and contributing to the financial effectiveness of the business.

Take a virtual tour of the Revive hair and beauty salon and spa


Find out what our students get up to as part of their studies. From industry visitors to trips out and activities; there’s plenty to get involved in alongside gaining a qualification.

View newsletter

Entry requirements

GCSE in English language with at least grade 4/C or equivalent. Plus a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy and attendance at summer school.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1197A1146FREEFREE* to £3155.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

36 weeks.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an ongoing theory and practical assessment that will be carried out on paying clients within the commercial salon. Collating and presenting an evidence portfolio, you will also be assessed through exams set by the awarding body. All practical assessments are graded pass, merit and distinction.

What does the course lead to?

Career options following the completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy include:

  • Spa therapist
  • Senior beauty therapist
  • Self-employed beauty therapist
  • Salon manager
  • Beauty therapist on board a cruise ship

What will I study?

  • Working with colleagues in the beauty related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide massage using pre blended oils
  • Monitor and maintain spa area
  • Provide spa treatments
  • Spa route
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Apply stone therapy
  • Micro-dermabrasion
  • Maths and English

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

  • University-level study
  • Progression into employment

How do I apply?

Apply online


Next steps

Attend an open evening

View our upcoming open evenings

Call our enquiries line free on

0808 100 3626
Bus service Financial support How to apply Course guides

Why choose West Notts?

The word 100% written in a circle

100% A Level pass rate in 2018

An icon of a reward rosette in a circle

Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

An icon of a tick and checkbox in a circle

One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

An icon of a bus in a circle

An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

An icon of a building in a circle

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
Policies and statements | Freedom of Information | Accessibility Statement | Modern Slavery Statement | Privacy Notices
© West Nottinghamshire College