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Newcastle College University Centre

Aesthetic Practice and Spa Management

UCAS Code: BN32

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Beauty therapy

If you are passionate about the ever-growing aesthetic and spa industry, then this course is for you. The course has been designed to develop technical and theoretical skills required by industry. You’ll gain work experience in our innovative college Medispa and The Retreat, recognised as a Centre for Excellence by the International Institute for Anti-Ageing. You will work with recognised professional brands such as Elemis and Agera Chemical Peels and have access to specialist equipment such as Energist VPL, Microdermabrasion and CACI machines. You will undertake industry training in Dermaquest, Spa Find, Collagen Induction Therapy, Energist VPL treatments, Agera Chemical Peels and CACI Non-Surgical Face Lifting. You will undertake a work placement within The Retreat, putting both managerial and advanced technical skills into practice. You will also have the opportunity to secure an external work placement. You may wish to progress academically on to an appropriate teaching or Masters Degree, or you may decide to seek employment within the beauty and aesthetics industry as an Aesthetic Practitioner, Senior Aesthetician, Aesthetic Clinic Manager, Lecturer, Brand Representative, Brand Trainer or Business Owner.

Modules

Year One: Physiology and Ageing, Work Related Learning, Laser and Pulsed Light Therapies, Spa Industry and Spa based Therapies, Marketing Essentials, Academic Study Skills, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning. Year Two: Introduction to Human Resource Management, Work Based Learning, Professional Development, Aesthetic Practices and Principles, Contextual Studies, Business Enterprise.

Assessment methods

You will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, group work, seminars, practical sessions and work placements. Assessment is carried out through client case-studies, presentations, an exam, assignments, debates.

Tuition fees

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£9,000
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£9,000
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Northern Ireland
£9,000
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Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Beauty

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