Level 3 Apprenticeship in Wellbeing and Holistic Therapy - coming soon

Course description

This is a brand new apprenticeship qualification, which will provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work competently as a level 3 beauty and massage therapist in wellbeing environments; spa, Leisure, Holistic and Wellness Centres, Medi-spas and Beauty Salons.

You will learn to provide a range of massage therapies, including body massage, Indian head, aromatherapy, acupressure, lymphatic drainage and stone therapy as well as facial electrical treatments. You will also study health and safety, client care and how to plan and carry out a promotional event within a salon or spa. In addition, this course will help you to develop interpersonal skills that will assist you in communicating effectively with clients.

Taught by IBHA's excellent tutors, and with the support of your salon mentor in a real working environment, you will obtain a high degree of commerciality and skills which will increase your employability.


Entry requirements

Applicants do not need to have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Standard. However, you will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week within a salon or spa and be 16 or over. We work with a number of employers within the industry and can help you to find a placement if required. On application you will be invited for an interview.

Now enrolling

Course type
You will attend on day release from your employer or at your place of employment for the duration of the 20 month apprenticeship

We work on a roll-on, roll-off programme which means you can join at any time. Please contact us for details of our next available vacancy.

Find out more

This course is ideal for those who have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy General and want to progress to the next stage. Having completed this internationally-recognised qualification, you will possess the skills required to provide an extensive range of massage treatments, and be an asset to any salon or spa worldwide. Learn from our experienced tutors whilst earning a wage and gaining real working experience being employed in a salon or spa. Our unit-based approach means you can complete your training in stages, building confidence and professional competence as you go.

  • You will learn

  • Fees

  • How to apply

  • Massage therapies including body massage, Indian head, aromatherapy, accupressure and stone therapy
  • Wellbeing and holistic consultations
  • Health and safety and client care
  • Planning and carrying out a promotional event within a salon or spa

All training and course materials free of charge to the learner as a government-funded scheme. Some fees may be applicable for the employer, depending on the age of the learner and size of the business. 

Awarding Body registration and Examination fees included. 

Kit required - uniform (provided by your employer). 

If you have decided you would like to apply for an apprenticeship position, and are not already employed within a salon or spa, please send us a copy of your CV. You can also check for vacancies on Indeed.co.uk or on the government's national apprenticeship website.

If you are already employed within a salon or spa, please ask your employer to contact us.  

To talk through your options, meet the tutors and have a look around the academy, please arrange an appointment with us. 

Important information


What our graduates say

"I’ve recently finished my Level 3 Beauty Therapy apprenticeship and I couldn’t recommend IBHA enough! All the staff are lovely and they're always at the end of the phone if you need support with anything. They have so many additional courses that all the students have the opportunity to take. Jodi and Julie have been amazing and have helped me so much with my self confidence whilst performing a treatment and talking to clients." May 2018