Level 3 NVQ in Spa Therapy

The level 3 Diploma in Spa Therapy (QCF) is about improving people’s well being by making them look and feel better. This qualification is suitable for people working in the Spa Therapy industry, or attending college on a full/part time basis.

This qualification is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the Spa Therapy industry, for example use of materials, tools and techniques.

SQA also offer Functional Skills which are a main component of the Apprenticeship framework.

Qualification Title Ofqual code SQA code QCF Level

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy (QCF)

600/2854/3

GE2E 79

 3

Who does this qualification suit

The level 3 qualification is suitable for people working in the Spa Therapy industry or attending college on a full/part time basis.

Progression

Completing a level 3 Diploma provides learners with the opportunity to progress to further learning, professional qualifications or more senior positions within the Spa Therapy industry.

Approval

Information regarding the approval process is available from SQA’s Business Development team.

How to assess

This qualification is designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of a realistic working environment for example, Spas, private training providers and colleges of further education.

The qualifications will be assessed by observation, projects, written/oral questions, online assessment for mandatory essential knowledge and understanding through SQA SOLAR .
 

Qualification content and delivery tools

Structure

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in SpaTherapy (QCF) — GE2E 79

Learners should complete the six mandatory Units plus 19 credits from the optional Units.

Mandatory Units

SQA code

QCF code

QCF Level

Title

FT7679

Y/601/5875

3

Monitor Procedures to Safely Control Work Operations (4.0) 

FY0L79

A/600/7462

3

Provide Body Massage Treatments (10.0)

FY1079

J/600/7545

3

Provide Stone Therapy Treatments (10.0)

FY1279

Y/601/5875

3

Monitor Clients and the Operation of Sauna, Steam and Hydrotherapy Treatments (7.0)

FY1279

D/600/9091

3

Provide Body Wrapping and Flotation Treatments (7.0)

FT7268

D/601/0936

2

Promote additional services or products to customers (10.0)

Optional Units

SQA code

QCF code

QCF Level

Title

FT7H79

T/600/1272

3

Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business (4.0)

FY0J79

Y/600/9090

3

Provide Body Electrical Treatments (12.0)

FY0K79

J/600/7562

3

Provide Facial Electrical Treatments (12.0)

FY0T79

D/600/7504

3

Provide Indian Head Massage (7.0)

FY0V 79

K/600/7523

3

Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils (8.0)

FT7J79

R/600/1277

3

Contribute to the Planning and Implementation of Promotional Activities (5.0) 

Access

Learners should ideally be working within the industry as assistants/juniors. These qualifications may also be delivered to full time college students and adult returners.

Additional information

Functional Skills

For level 2 English Apprenticeships, the following is required:

SQA code

QCF code

Min QCF Level

Title

GC9T 21

600/1956/6

1

Maths (5.0) 

GC9P 21

600/1781/8

1

English (5.0)

For level 3 English Apprenticeships, the following is required:

SQA code

QCF code

Min QCF Level

Title

GC9V 22

600/1957/8

2

Maths (5.0) 

GC9R 22

600/1782/X

2

English (5.0)