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Experience the Tranquility with Potchefstroom Academy

Experience the tranquility… listen to the sound of running water…, hear the waves crash against the beach… escape to a world where stress, tension and fatigue don’t exist.  Be rejuvenated in the richness of aromatic creams, experience the expertise of healing hands,  revitalise your senses and awake in a new body…

Do you want to be the medium through which men and women can fulfil their entire being, through being pampered and cared for by your expertise and holistic approach to the body?  Then a career in Somatology is the perfect career for you.

It is proven that women, even through difficult economical circumstances, always strive to be groomed, and men are not far behind. An assurance that there will always be an income for you.

A career in Somatology offers you multiple working opportunities and brings out the entrepreneur in you.  Consider a year on the luxury cruise liners or in a spa in Europe, become a representative for a cosmetic product house and travel through South Africa and overseas.  Start your own salon from home or reach for the stars and open your own spa.  Work with plastic surgeons and dermatologists or join hands with the rich and famous and become a make-up artist on a film production.

And if you wonder where you can go for training?  In the heart of a student town, the centre of Aardklop – in Potchefstroom of course.

Potchefstroom Academy (PTY) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training to ensure that you receive top quality training. Familiarize yourself with the advantages at the following website:  www.doe.gov.za.  Furthermore, we ensure highly trained and qualified lecturers with international qualifications.

Potchefstroom Academy also offer international (CIDESCO) and national (SAAHSP) standardized exams to assure your entry into the industry.

Potchefstroom Academy offers you a healthy student life, managed by the Student Representative Council, accommodation, delicious balanced meals from Café Academy, a fully equipped library and computer facility, a student training salon – Jolie Femme, a training spa – Tina Schöltz Day Spa and a variety of short courses that can be completed between classes.

You can choose between:

1.     A qualification in Health and Skincare – 2 years to complete;  and

2.     An advanced qualification in Somatology – an extra year after the 2 year qualification.

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BK Body and Skin Care Academy

BK Academy is located in Westville Central with easy access from both the N2 and the M13. There are shopping centres, banks, schools, a post office and petrol station in the immediate vicinity.  The property is nestled between a small business and a residence with a small stream running along its bottom boundary.  There is easy access from the main road and plenty of parking area on the premises.
A day spa is operated downstairs from the Academy, the landscaping and decor lending itself to a wonderfully tranquil and calming environment conducive to studying.

The courses they offer are done in modules or over two years giving students a choice as to how he/she would like to study.

First Year:  Beauty Therapy, Holistic Massage, Reflexology

Second Year: Aromatherapy, Sports Massage, Body Treatments, Facial Electrics

Two Year Programmes: Somatology & Complementary Therapies

BK Body and Skin Care Academy have been awarded the “Centre of Excellence” award from PAB (Professional Accreditation Body) and are registered with SAAHSP (South African Association of Health Skin Professional) and ITEC (International Therapy Examining Council).

“Job opportunities for the Professional Therapist are greater than in any other field comparable in preparation time and expense.”  We appear to have a shortage of well qualified therapists in South Africa, and the lecturers being highly trained and qualified are extremely passionate about their training and boast a quality of therapist that is sought after both locally and over seas.

The Director of BK Body & Skincare Academy are:

Kim Gallocher:

Qualified in General Nursing, Midwifery and Aromatherapy
Kim lectures Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Aromatherapy, Business Awareness & Nutrition and has been in the industry for 15 years.

Bhavna Ravjee:

Qualified in Beauty Therapy, Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hot Stone Therapy, Permanent Make-up, Sports Massage, LCN Nails and much more.
Bhavna lectures the Beauty Specialist, Holistic Massage & Reflexology and has been in the Industry for 10 years.