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Spa Therapy - Diploma


About the course

Do you dream of becoming a salon manager or owning your own salon? This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to progress your career, covering the delivery and promotion of spa treatments.

You must have successfully completed a relevant Level 2 qualification, or equivalent.

You will develop a range of practical skills, including providing body massage and stone therapy treatments, as well as body wrapping and flotation treatments. You will also learn how to operate sauna, steam and hydrotherapy treatments.

The course also focuses on how to promote additional services and products to clients, as well as how to monitor procedures to safely control work operations.

You will be assessed on the practical work that you do in the salon, as well as through observations and assignments.

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy.

You can continue your studies at Levels 3 and 4 to develop specialist skills in areas such as beauty therapy, complementary therapy, sports and active leisure, and nail services. Alternatively, you can move directly into employment.

Oasis Hair and Beauty Academy ¿ professional support for our students

As a City and Islington College student, qualified at Level 3 or above, you will be invited to join our Oasis Hair and Beauty Academy. Delivered in partnership with VTCT, Goldwell, Dennis Williams, Eve Taylor and Shooting Beauty, this exclusive membership offers you continuing professional development, business support, networking and product discounts to help you take your career or business forward.

Further Information 1

You will be required to pay for a Beauty Therapy Kit and Uniform.

I would encourage others who want to study again, but feel afraid, to do it

Ivone Bailes

Ivone Bailes

Studied: Diploma in Health and Social Care

Now working as a Senior Nursing Assistant at Guy’s Hospital

Ivone was working as a chef in London and caring for her husband. At the age of 49, Ivone decided that she wanted to return to education and work in the health care sector.

Last year she enrolled on a Diploma in Health and Social Care at the College’s Centre for Health, Social and Child Care. Now she is working as a Senior Nursing Assistant at Guy’s Hospital.

She said: “The decision to come back to the College was completely life changing and the best I have ever made. I had lost my confidence and did not think at my age that I would get another chance to work in the health care profession. I am so happy and I would encourage others who want to study again, but feel afraid, to do it.”

Course information

Start date
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12 September 2017

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
Start date
End date
35 Weeks
Health, Social and Child Care
Class Type
Full time
Fully Funded
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