The course is for the spa or beauty professional who wants to progress into management or is presently in a senior position but wishes to gain the skills and qualifications necessary to be a more competent leader. The course is fast track, with lectures and online distant, independent learning.
There is a skills gap for spa managers within the growing spa industry. Recent research from the GWI measured the global spa industry to be worth a massive £79 billion, with a continued growth since 2013 with 16,000 more spas and as a result 230,000 more jobs. These industry developments pose significant challenges with a considerable shortage of experienced and qualified spa managers. In 2012 GSWS research evidenced that there are 180,000 spa manager positions but only 4,000 students training for those positions. This highlights the huge opportunities for a person with a spa management qualification with such high demand in the spa industry, which is forecasted to continue in growth.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Qualified therapists/spa professionals with an aspiration to move into/presently in management
People that are passionate about spa, wellness and their continued education
GCSE A-C in English/high level of written work
Experience in the spa/beauty environment
Beauty Therapy Level 3
Mature professionals considered
Required skills are: The ability to learn independently, capability to meet deadlines, organisational skills, self-motivated, time management efficient, responsible/accountable for your learning
You may be required to attend an open assessment interview day to assess you meet the entry requirements and analyse your references
Complimentary student membership at Champneys Spa, Tring to experience world class spa facilities
The qualification is a fast track, independent course consisting of 8 days of teaching via lectures with online, independent home study. Study requirement is one Monday per month attendance at Champneys College, Tring, and a minimum of 4 hours per week of home study.
ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Spa and Salon Management
1 Monday per month face to face delivery in Champneys College, Tring
Independent online home study through the online education portal
Set amid the grounds of renowned Champneys Health Spa with its worldwide reputation
Monthly Lectures are Mondays 9.30am - 5.30pm at Champneys Beauty College, Tring
Minimum 4 hours per week independent online, distance learning/study
It is possible to join this course from overseas via Skype. However there is a requirement to attend teh college for at least one of the teaching days as it covers practical spa skills and an external theory examination.
Attendance at college is one day per month for 8 months. The next intake will start in October 2019 and run through to May 2020 - exact dates to be finalised.
This course could lead you to a career in leadership or management, employment or further study such as a Degree. With a higher chance of employment you will possess a niche qualification that is in demand and has been awarded by renowned brand Champneys.
In the growing and diverse spa industry and as part of the global wellness movement, opportunities encompass all aspects of beauty and spa such as marketing, PR, product design, training, retailing to owning your own business and working abroad. You will receive careers advice and inspiration throughout the course.
'The spa management course at Champneys is giving me all the vital knowledge I need to be successful and progress in my career. With help from an interesting, passionate and engaging tutor I look forward to every session and am excited to see where the qualification will take me. This course is not easy but so worthwhile!'
Jasmine Forster - present student
"I have found the spa management diploma a very insightful and thorough course of study. I've gained an in-depth understanding of all the aspects of spa management vital for career advancement. A valuable learning experience I wouldn't want to be without"
Claire Lawrence - former student