– CAP (Vocational Training Certificate)
– CAP for adults (Vocational Training Certificate)
– Brevet professionnel (Vocational diploma)
– Bac professionnel (Vocational diploma)
– BTS (Vocational higher education diploma)
Elégance prepares its students for all the beauty qualifications awarded by the French government.
All the training is carried out either at the school, or as a sandwich course, with one week training for every three weeks in employment, on average.
Since 1969, the Elégance-Gontard school has trained over 8,500 students of all levels, and continues to train nearly 300 professionals per year.
All the Elégance Beauty sector training leads to the highest levels of professional qualification: the best national results in State diplomas, gold medals in the National Competition for the Best Apprentice in France, plus representations and demonstrations at numerous worldwide events.
– Spa Practitioner*
– Operational Spa Manager
– General Spa Manager
The Spa Practitioner and Spa Manager courses systematically use a Spa-school throughout the training, and the assessments are made on real clients or in real situations.
This training method, using the spa as a real training tool, is a « situational » type of training, something that the Elégance Group CEO, Jean-Eric Knecht (who was responsible for educational training in professional applied sciences at the IUFM in Nice) has a lot of experience with, as does Alain Foucart, Honorary Inspector of National Education and an Elégance Group consultant.
All the Spa Practitioner and/or Spa Manager training includes a 10-week in-house training period. Elégance SPA Académie undertakes to place each trainee in a real professional situation, suited to the qualification they are preparing for, either in France or abroad.
Elégance has therefore developed a large network of spas, nationally and internationally, and this close involvement in the professional network also contributes to the recognition of the Spa Practitioner and Spa Manager diplomas, thus increasing the employability of the trainees.
The 100% employability of students holding a Spa Practitioner diploma awarded by Elégance Spa Académie has in fact been audited by the Ministry of Employment through the CNCP (National Vocational Certification Commission).
Over 90 Spa Practitioners and 25 Spa Managers are trained every year, and are placed in employment even before the end of their course.
*The Spa Practitioner course is accessible to anyone, whether or not they hold a beauty qualification.
The Elégance Spa & Beauty Académies provide all their Beauty and Spa training as initial training, sandwich training, continuous vocational training and V.A.E. (Validation of Experience).