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Beauty and Spa Therapy Advanced Apprenticeship at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

You can choose to take this course as a full time college course or as an Advanced Apprenticeship, where you study while working full time in a salon. You'll develop specialised spa therapy skills and learn from friendly and enthusiastic staff that have a wide range of experience in the spa industry.

Course content

This course will give you a qualification in spa therapies. You'll gain valuable experience by working in our onsite spa.

You study eight units including:

• Two business units

• Body Massage

• Stone Therapy

• Sauna Steam

• Body Wrapping and Flotation Units

• Facial Electrics

• Indian Head Massage

Entry requirements

If you'd like to join the course as a full time student you'll need an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification in Beauty Therapy, as well as relevant Functional Skills qualifications.

If you want to take this course as an Advanced Apprenticeship, you'll also need:

• an NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent

• a full time job in the industry

• Maths and English GCSEs at grades A*-D.


You'll be continually assessed using a range of methods, including practical observations, oral questions, written assessments and assignments.

Future opportunities

You can move on to a foundation degree in Spa here at the University of Derby Buxton.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2016
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