LCBT to offer spa management degree with University of Derby

By Kat Hill | 18 May 2018 | Feature, News, Training

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The London College of Beauty Therapy has announced that it has been approved as a partner of the University of Derby.

The college, which hosts the annual judging day for the Scratch Stars Awards – as pictured, will be offering the University of Derby’s International Spa Management Foundation Degree from September 2018 at its flagship training facility in central London.

LCBT has been training professionals for salons and spas for over 23 years, and the University of Derby, with its facilities at the Devonshire Spa, was the first to launch degrees in International Spa Management and Wellness Management.

Students who study at LCBT will have access not only to the Foundation Degree and online library, they will also benefit from LCBT’s employer and industry links, offering a range of opportunities in the UK and worldwide.

This course equips graduates with all the theoretical knowledge, technical skills, practical experience and professional attitudes they need to succeed in supervisory roles in the sector. It gives a thorough understanding of the spa environment from every angle, with an international dimension running throughout. Students learn not only about treatments and therapies but also about managing people, business strategy, marketing, communications, sales and promotions to maximise their career opportunities. Research skills deepen students’ insights into the industry, too.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the University of Derby,” states Christianne C. de Moncayo CEO of LCBT. “The beauty industry is growing at such a fast pace and more and more employers are in need of excellent therapists and managers to be able to grow their business. It also opens the possibility for our existing student therapists to be able to progress in to higher education, opening opportunities and raising aspirations, which is at the heart of LCBT’s mantra.”

“This is an exciting partnership for the University of Derby, that will provide excellent opportunities to students,” adds Isobel Stockdale. “We look forward to our future working alongside the London College of Beauty Therapy.”