Foundation Degree in Spa Management

Course Overview

Do you have passion and enthusiasm for the beauty and spa industry? If so, this course offers you a unique opportunity to enhance and develop your career, giving you the opportunity to work within this multimillion pound growth area. The programme is designed to equip you with both the theoretical underpinning knowledge and technical skills needed to successfully hold a salon managerial role within the spa industry. It will also give you the practical experience as well as the professional attitudes needed to succeed in this role within the sector.

You will gain a thorough understanding of the spa environment from every angle, with a particular emphasis on business and management threading continually throughout your programme. As well as gaining invaluable work experience within our own professionally appointed salons, through our strong employer links you will also have the opportunity to gain a placement in various salons, spas and clinics in and around Swansea and the South Wales area. Your study programme will span across two academic years - at the end of which you can either choose to leave with a highly regarded foundation degree qualification or – progress to the final stage of a degree programme to gain full degree status.

Updated October 2019

Entry Requirements

Entry Criteria:

UCAS Tariff - 48 points

A level - DD/EEE

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma - PPP 

Access to HE Diploma - Pass

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma - MP

Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Spa and Body Treatments

Course Delivery

The programme will be assessed through a structured mix of assessments which will include assignments, essays, practical assessments, management reports, exams and field study work placement

Assessments will also aim to support the development in managing ICT, communication and numeracy skills for industry, and key skills development notably task management, problem solving, team work, personal development and leadership.

Year 1 (Level 4):

  • Leadership and Management Theory and Practice
  • Principles and Application of Aromatherapy
  • Principles and Application of Reflexology
  • Sport and Exercise Massage Therapies
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Therapies
  • New Product and Brand Development

Year 2 (Level 5):

  • Business Development, Entrepreneurship and Resource Management
  • Therapeutic Spa Treatments and Advanced Massage
  • Research Project
  • Clinical Experience and Personal Development
  • Accounting for Finance and Decision Makers
  • Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries

Progression Opportunities


Additional Information

Fees for this course are £6,165 per year. Further information for Wales:

For students living outside of Wales, please contact the College for guidance on fees support and funding.

Additional costs include:

  • Uniform – approx. £55
  • Aromatherapy kit – approx. £180
  • Spa kit – approx. £50
  • Massage kit – approx. £35

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • travel to and from college, or placement
  • photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • printing and binding
  • gowns for graduation ceremonies

Receive a £500 College bursary per year (subject to satisfactory progression) The UCAS code for this course is N871.

Broadway Hair and Beauty Centre, Tycoch
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