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Wellness Therapies NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Hair & Beauty, Hospitality and Leisure

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


If you enjoy working with people and want to encourage them to take a positive approach to health and wellbeing, this could be the course for you. The course develops the skills involved in holistic and complementary therapies, including body and facial massage, healthy eating and wellbeing and techniques for managing stress. Through professional skills practice sessions, you'll gain experience and confidence working with clients.

In recent years interest in holistic therapies has increased considerably; this is expected to continue, providing employment opportunities to meet the demand from those seeking alternative ways to reduce stress and enhance feelings of general well-being. 

The course is delivered by our dedicated lecturing team, who have high-level skills and wide experience within the holistic and complementary therapies profession. 

You'll be able to participate in volunteering opportunities throughout the year, offering treatments in a variety of settings. The course also provides you with the qualification you need for professional membership and insurance.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Four National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above preferably English and a Science subject.
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

You should have an interest in holistic or complementary therapies, and a keen interest in working with people.  You should also demonstrate a high level of personal presentation and have strong interpersonal skills.

Additional selection requirements

Entry to the course is based on you:-

  • Meeting the entry requirements of your course and
  • Attending a course information session.

What you study

Units on the course include:-

  • Body & Facial Massage.
  • Anatomy & Physiology (Body Structures and Systems).
  • First Aid.
  • Hot Stones.
  • Thai Foot Massage.
  • Healthy Eating and Wellbeing.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career in complementary or holistic therapy practices within health and leisure spas, or to become self-employed.

Continuing Study

Students who successfully achieve this qualification are eligible to apply for HNC Complementary Therapies, or other HNC/D courses.


How the course is taught

A variety of learning and teaching methods are used to deliver practical and theory-based subjects, in fully equipped treatment rooms, and IT-enabled classrooms.  You'll carry out practical work on a diverse range of clients, and will also be required to model for treatments yourself.

Assessment methods

The course utilises a variety of assessment methods, including practical observation, case study compilation, research projects and closed book theory papers.

Additional Information


A kit is required for this course.  An order form will be supplied to those who accept a place.  All other materials for the course will be provided, and students may be given the option to purchase an additional College-approved kit for some specialist units.

Dress code

For practical class, the College approved uniform must be worn, with suitable footwear - details will be supplied.  Longer hair must be tied back, no jewellery on hands or arms, and nails must be short and unvarnished.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome