VTCT L3 Dip in Spa Therapy

What is this course about?

This course is for you if you want a career as a Spa Therapist. The course offers an in-depth study of spa therapy skills for anyone wanting to learn about the Spa Industry or for experienced therapists aiming to broaden their skills. You will need to have successfully completed the NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent. An interview is necessary to show your enthusiasm and commitment. You will be required to purchase an overall and equipment. This course will include Maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.
Optional units may change to meet employer requirements:-
Mandatory units
Promote additional services or products to clients
Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
Provide body massage treatments
Anatomy and physiology for face and body
Monitor clients and the operation of sauna, steam and hydrotherapy treatments
Holistic facial treatments
Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
Provide Spa Manicure
Provide Spa Pedicure

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above or an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in an appropriate subject. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

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VTCT L3 Dip in Spa Therapy

Start: 01/09/2020
Days: Mon
Time: TBC

How is it taught

A variety of teaching methods will be used through your training, including practical skills demonstrations, classroom teaching, workshops, role play, discussion and work packs. Some independent study is required for which guidance is given. Practical skills and assessments are carried out on commercial clients within the purpose built industry standard spa facilities.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment process involves the collection of e-portfolio or paper based portfolio evidence which may take the form of practical observations, questioning, online tests, projects, assignments and case studies. You will be meeting and working with members of the public and will need to provide a number of paying clients for practical assessment purposes, you will participate in experience of work.

What else do I need to know?


This is a vocational course giving you the training and skills needed for employment, good punctuality and attendance is essential. To comply with industry and awarding body standards for commercial salons, you will be required to purchase a salon uniform and equipment which is available by mail order, an order form will be provided. The recommended salon uniform needs to be worn at all times during practical and commercial salon sessions. A professional appearance is necessary with a good standard of personal hygiene and you will need to be willing to receive and carry out the treatments for which you are training. Some courses have trips or visits which may have a cost attached. You will also have the opportunity to be entered in national skills competitions representing the College in which there have been many successful outcomes for the College. Optional units may change depending on employer requirements. When carrying out independent study and e-learning you will be able to use the College Learning Resource Centres, where you can access computers, text books DVD’s and other learning materials. You will also continue to develop your skills in maths and English as these continue to be an important element of your study.

What could I do next?


Successful completion could lead to employment in a Health Spa, progression onto a Complementary Therapy course or into Higher Education.
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