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Study Somatology

The three year Somatology diploma studies, offers the student the opportunity to become a professional Somatologist. Centurion Academy‚Äôs Somatology Diploma includes permanent makeup and micro-needling, advanced makeup techniques as well as spa management. 


On successful completion of the Somatology Diploma students have the opportunity to write international

exams (ITEC and CIDESCO)

The Somatology Programme Is 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 For Somatology

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.

Somatology 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 Includes The Following Subjects

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

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

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