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Barnfield College, Luton

Salon and Spa Management

UCAS Code: BN38

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32

32 UCAS points or a Level 3 qualification in a related subject. Other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration. Adult learners without the relevant qualifications may apply for Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

**About the course (summary):**
We work very closely with industry leaders, trainers, recruiters and industry advisors to inform the content of this course to ensure its currency and balance between both theoretical and practical experiences. Alongside attending College regularly for classes, you will work closely with a number of Spa companies and major Spa employers in the UK and also complete a formal work placement. You will experience innovative presentations and workshops from leading product companies and training in a variety of commercial spa treatments and techniques that employers expect.

During the course, you will:
• Examine the range of activities that make up the spa industry and gain practical experience and the essential business skills you need to manage a Spa or start your own business
• Develop your management skills and learn how to apply Financial, Marketing and Human Resource Management theory to the Spa environment
• Take a high-level view of the international Spa industry, examining the strategic issues affecting development of the Spa concept in the UK and around the world
• Work on your own research project, which creates an opportunity to critically analyse a particular area or field of Spa management that interests you

Working with local employers will give you practice, confidence and expertise in developing communications and management skills, complex booking, retail and stock management, Marketing, HR and financial aspects of running a successful Spa. Experience of working with fee paying guests, solving day to day operational problems gives you a deep understanding of business, develops your entrepreneurial and business skills and offers you every opportunity of gaining employment on your graduation.

Areas of study include:
· Business Finance
· Business Planning and Promotions
· Marketing
· Spa therapies and Nutritional wellbeing
· Therapeutic Massage
· Salon Operations
· Practice Development
· Professional Development
**Additional information:**
You will also need to purchase a Beauty kit and Beauty therapy uniform.
This Foundation degree is validated by the University of Bedfordshire.

**Leads to:**
Once you have successfully completed your FdA, you can then choose to complete a top-up year at a university to achieve a full Bachelor’s degree. You can also pursue an apprenticeship or enter employment.

Modules

Areas of study include:
· Business finance
· Business planning and promotions
· Marketing
· Spa therapies
· Nutritional well-being
· Therapeutic Massage
· Salon operations
· Practice Development
· Professional Development

Assessment methods

Presentations, written assignments, practical assessment and a formal work placement.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Barnfield College

Department:

Hair, Beauty and Holistic

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