Holistic Therapies NQ

What is special about this course?

This complementary and holistic therapy course will provide you with a broad understanding and knowledge across a range of well-being therapies such as Body Massage, Stress Relief Techniques, Mindfulness, and other skill sets related to wellbeing and holistic therapies. This course incorporates a large practical element whilst promoting self-directed study and developing employability skills. The course is delivered on a full-time basis and will provide you with a qualification and a defined skill set which reflects the skills essential for a successful career in the Holistic and Wellbeing sector. You will work in our salons within ‘The Retreat’ at the Academy of Sport and Wellbeing which provides a realistic working environment therefore giving you valuable practical experience. 

Entry requirements

A minimum of three National 5’s or equivalent Standard Grades.

NC Beauty Care and Make up (SCQF Level 5)

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older at the start of the course.

Those with relevant life experience will also be considered if they do not have the relevant entry qualifications.


This course is delivered over a year and covers many of the key subjects needed for a career in Holistic Therapies:

  • Body Massage
  • Wellness Therapies: Body Structures and Benefits of Treatments
  • Wellness Therapies: Managing Stress
  • Pressure point massage to the Feet
  • Blanding and massage application of essential oils
  • Mindfulness


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching; practical hands on; independent study; online support materials

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date

September 2022


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You can progress onto HNC Beauty Therapy.

Or the following career opportunities:

  • Self Employed Holistic Therapist
  • Holistic Therapist within a Spa
  • Holistic Practitioner

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