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Body and Spa Therapy

Course Code: DBTV

Level: 3
Subject area: Complementary Therapies
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

About the course

This full-time beauty therapy course will give you the specialist skills you need to carry out advanced treatments in facial and body techniques. Using technical, electrical pieces of equipment, you will receive training in facial electrical, microdermabrasion, permanent lashes, body massage and aromatherapy massage. This study programme will provide you with all the skills needed for employment in the beauty industry, from mobile therapists to working on cruise liners, salons or spas.

What you'll learn

This qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the beauty sector, including:

  • Spa Therapies
  • Facial Electrotherapy Treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Body Massage
  • Aroma Massage
  • Permanent Lashes
  • Working with Colleagues
  • Health & Safety
  • Client Care and Communication
  • Selling Products and Services
  • Anatomy and Physiology for the face and body systems
Entry requirements

In order to be successful on this course, you should already have a level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy.

  • Externally set online theory exams for each subject.
  • Internally marked observations for each practical module.
What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to a range of courses to further enhance your skills as a therapist:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: DBTV

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £2500

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Charlotte Lynch

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