Diploma | 3 Year | NQF 6 (360 credits) | SAQA ID: 97935

About

The Somatology programme offers the student the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to become a professional somatologist. The diploma includes advanced make-up techniques as well as spa management so that students can reach their full potential and be competitive candidates in the field. Students that successfully complete the course have the opportunity to write international exams (CIDESCO or ITEC) in order to obtain their international qualification.

Ideal for...

Individuals who:

  • enjoys working with people with the focus on holistic treatment of body and skin
  • are working as massage/ holistic therapists who want to improve their qualifications
Admission Requirements

NSC (Gr 12) with entrance to Diploma studies or National Certificate (Vocational) with the minimum requirements for entrance to Diploma studies, as specified by UMALUSI. (Life Sciences is recommended)

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Every student has to complete 400 hours of practical experience in a salon or spa of their choice under the supervision of a manager. This helps our students to fully understand the work environment they will be entering and prepare them sufficiently to work in, or manage a salon or spa.

Career Opportunities
  • Somatologist in a salon, gymnasium or health and wellness centre
  • Entrepreneur with your own salon or spa
  • Spa manager
  • Representative for product houses
  • Work on a luxury cruise liner
  • Work at Laser Clinics
Curriculum
Year 1
  • Soma Techniques - Practical and Theory
  • Body Therapy - Practical and Theory
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Sales and Marketing Techniques
  • Selling and Consumer Behaviour
Year 2
  • Soma Techniques - Practical and Theory
  • Body Therapy - Practical and Theory
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Sales and Marketing Techniques
  • Selling and Consumer Behaviour
Year 3
  • Soma Techniques (Aroma Therapy, Reflexology & Permanent Make-up & Micro-needling)
  • Spa Therapy - Practical and Theory
  • Chemistry and Physics (Laser & Chemical Peels)
  • Nutrition
  • Selling and Consumer Behaviour
Optional Extras
  • Sugaring
  • Acrylic Artificial nails
International Examinations

Students have the opportunity to obtain the ITEC and/or CIDESCO qualifications to further enhance their career possibilities both locally and internationally

Somatology is offered at:

Centurion