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Qualifi Level 3 Certificate in Spa and Wellness Experiences

Qualification title: Qualifi Level 3 Certificate in Spa and Wellness Experiences
Qualification type: Occupational Qualification
Level: 3
Accreditation status: Accredited
Credit Equivalency: 41-42
Qualification number (RQF): 610/0177/6
Progression routes: Advance the career in employment or self-employment in the Holistic Health, Wellness and Massage Industries
Availability: UK and international
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Qualifi Level 3 Certificate in Spa and Wellness Experiences
Course Overview

The Level 3 Diploma qualification has been created primarily to provide a coherent programme of delivery for training centres providing the off-the-job training to apprentices registered on the Wellbeing and Holistic Therapist standard. The qualification translates the skills, knowledge and behaviours detailed in the apprenticeship standard into units and assessment criteria using the related NOS (national occupational standard). The qualification can also stand alone to equip learners with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and understanding to gain employment within the beauty, spa, wellness and holistic industry.


To achieve this qualification a learner must successfully complete five units, all three mandatory units, and at least two units from the optional section:


  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Implement health, safety, and hygiene
  • Client consultation and profiling


  • Dry spa and bathing experiences
  • Wet spa and wellness experiences
  • Body wrap treatments
Learning Outcomes
  1. Anatomy, physiology and pathology – learners will gain knowledge of the; structure and function of the body systems and their interdependence on each other, the relative and absolute contraindications and related pathologies.
  2. Implement health, safety, and hygiene – learners will be able to implement their advanced knowledge and understanding of health, safety, and hygiene practices through research of legislation, policies, and procedures. The learner will analyse and review policies and procedures for refinement when
    implementing health, safety and hygiene for the salon, self, and clients for services/treatments.
  3. Client consultation and profiling – underpins all the practical technical units within the qualification.
    Learners will be able to conduct a concise consultation to develop and create client lifestyle profiles from which wellbeing experiences and holistic therapy treatment plans can be produced and tailored to meet the individual needs of clients, to achieve the desired wellbeing and holistic outcome/s.
  4. Dry spa and wellness experiences – learners will be able to provide and monitor the use of dry spa services and facilities, which may include dry floatation, heated bed, sauna, light and infrared.
  5. Wet spa and bathing experiences – learners will be able to provide and monitor the use of wet spa facilities, which may include showers, mineral showers, steam room, thalassotherapy pool, hydrotherapy, floatation therapy, plunge pool, hot tubs, bathing experiences and ice bar/snow cabin.
  6. Body wrap treatments – learners will be able to use a variety of products including creams/oils/milk/algae/clay/salts/enzymes and equipment including electric blanket/para-thermic foil/fabric/plastic to provide therapeutic body wrap treatments.
Entry Requirements
  • This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years and older who have achieved a Level 2 qualification or apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy or have appropriate industry experience for direct entry at Level 3. Centres are responsible for ensuring that this qualification is suited to the ability of learners.
  • The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the qualification will be through centre interview and learners will be assessed on an individual basis.
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