Spa Therapies (Level 6)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


Are you looking for a career in the Spa industry? This course will equip you with the skill set to perform a variety of spa treatments currently in our spa industry today.

Combining a mixture of practical massage and theory-based units you will learn practical skills from experienced staff with a wealth of knowledge and gain excellent underpinning knowledge to support your practical work whilst incorporating product knowledge from our leading industry providers Dermalogica and Elemis.

You will gain hands-on experience initially with your peers to build confidence in treatment procedures, and techniques and develop skills prior to progressing to clients in the college's realistic employability salons. Ensuring you are completely prepared for the industry and for setting up your own successful business if desired by offering a wide range of salon and spa environments, assessing you across a variety of methods including work experience with clients’ case studies and presentation skills.

What you will learn:

Body massage; Human anatomy and physiology; Healthy eating and wellbeing; Scalp neck and shoulder massage; Facial massage; Spa treatments; Signature massage; Stone therapy massage; Herbal compress massage.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5, preferably including English and Biology. Or Beauty Care (Level 5). Interview.

Progression Routes

HNC Complementary Therapies

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level