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Course overview

This occupation is commonly found in wellness environments such as spas, leisure centres, holistic therapy centres, and beauty salons. The primary purpose of this occupation is to create, implement, and adapt tailored holistic and wellbeing experiences in various settings, ensuring treatment and experience outcomes are met in a private and secure environment. Wellbeing and holistic therapists use principles, theories, and applications of holistic therapy to provide treatments that calm or stimulate the sensory perceptions of the body and mind, aiming to achieve optimal functioning and balance in daily life. They offer specific treatments like aromatherapy, acupressure, holistic massage, Indian head massage, lymphatic drainage, and wellness experiences. Wellbeing therapists also provide post-treatment aftercare and recommendations, contributing to the business's commercial viability and enhancing the client experience. They collaborate with other practitioners in multidisciplinary teams and are responsible for time management, client safety, and their own wellbeing. They can work independently or as part of a team, reporting to a manager or lead practitioner if necessary.

The learner journey

1. 18-20 months on-programme – This is when the individual will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours which will support them for their End-Point Assessment. The learner could partake in a combination of activities, such as classroom based sessions, mentoring, shadowing, bespoke resources and off-site visits in order to support their learning and development. 

You will be required to spend at least six hours a week on off-the-job training in order to meet the course requirements.

2. Gateway – After the 18-20 months teaching and learning, you, your training provider and the learner will review the learners journey and decide whether it is the right time for the on-programme assessment.

3. End-Point Assessment – This is when your learner will need to demonstrate they have learnt the required knowledge, skills and behaviours, through an on demand knowledge test, a professional discussion, practical observation and business project.


Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16–18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16–18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.

Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

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To learn additional information about this apprenticeship, you can explore our Course Sheet or Learner Journey.

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