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Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy (Level 3)

Key course information

Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty & Spa Therapy aims to provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the Beauty & Spa Therapy Industry.

What will I learn?

This course covers a very wide range of practical skills and knowledge required for working in the beauty and spa therapy industry such as promote and sell products and services to clients, provide body massage, provide facial electrotherapy treatments, provide body electrotherapy treatments, anatomy & Physiology and provide dry spa treatments.

Entry Requirements

To enrol on this course, you must have successfully completed A Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy or equivalent industry experience is a recommended entry requirement.

Work experience in the beauty industry is essential for Level 3. Your application will need to be supported by a reference from your tutor, good record of attendance and an interview.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

You will be assessed working on clients in the Aspire Academy of Hair & Beauty salons. To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments: one externally set, externally moderated assignment and one externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions. 6 hours of home study is required per week and 60 hours of work experience.

Additional Costs and Information

A kit and uniform will be required (discussed at interview) in cases of financial hardship funds may be available to help with the cost of this. We also arrange educational activities and competitions as part of the course which may incur an additional cost.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Career Opportunities

  • Hairdresser
  • Barber
  • Salon Manager

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Spa Therapist
  • Make-up Artist

61% of people working in beauty are aged 16 – 34

58% of people working in hairdressing and barbering are self-employed

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