FdA Aesthetic Practice and Spa Management
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
Are you interested in learning how to perform advanced cosmetic aesthetic procedures? Are you looking to learn more about the management side of the beauty industry?
This Aesthetic Practice and Spa Management foundation degree has been developed with employers including Sk:n, Transform, NC Clinic and Clinic 32 to ensure it reflects what industry needs. You will study the theory behind aesthetic procedures and gain an understanding of why they are carried out in the way that they are.
You will cover topics such as laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, needling and chemical peels and have access to industry standard equipment including Energist laser machines, skin scanners and wood lamps.
64 UCAS points which will be gained from a Level 3 Beauty qualification.
If you are a current Newcastle College student and successfully pass your Level 3 course in an appropriate subject, you will be guaranteed a place on this degree course.
Previous experience is not essential but is desirable. You may be invited to an interview as part of the application process.
What will I learn?
- Academic Study Skills
- Laser and Pulsed Light Theories
- Marketing Essentials
- Personal Development
- Ageing and Physiology
- Spa Industry and Spa Based Therapies
- Work-Related Learning
- Aesthetic Principles and Practices
- Business Enterprise
- Contextualised Studies
- Introduction to Human Resource Management
- Professional Development
- Work-Based Learning
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
- Practical assessments
- Case studies
You will use industry recognised brands such as Dermaquest and Spa Find skincare and benefit from guest lectures from Silverlink Clinics to complement your studies.
You will be supported to undertake additional qualifications and training alongside your degree.
In your second year of study you will have the chance to complete Core of Knowledge, which is an accredited laser qualification.
Where can I progress?
Once you complete your foundation degree you may decide to progress onto our BA (Hons) Advanced Skin Techniques (Top-Up) to further develop your practical skills and knowledge. You may also choose to set up your own business or work as an aesthethican in a clinical setting.
Course costs and information
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.
NCG (the institution which Newcastle College University Centre belongs to) is in the process of applying for Indefinite Degree Awarding Powers. Read more about what this means about our offer here
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