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Salon Management (Hair and Beauty) Diploma Level 4 – C7394

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Course Overview

This level 4 Diploma in Salon Management is a vocational course that will prepare you for a role as Salon Manager, with a qualification that is recognised as a requirement across the hair and beauty industry.

Throughout your study, you will develop both the management and technical skills needed to do well in this role, without the need for any previous managerial experience.

The course is full time and will require approximately 16 hours a week of attendance at college. They may also be a requirement to undertake self-directed study at home.

The course is currently subject to approval.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

There are five mandatory units in this qualification, including:

1. Management of health, safety and security in the salon.
2. Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector.
3. Sales management in the hair and beauty sector.
4. Public relations in the hair and beauty sector.
5. Salon management.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your knowledge by choosing from a range of optional units including:

1. Managing and creating a male hairstyle collection
2. Managing and creating a female hairstyle collection
3. Laser and light treatments for hair removal
4. Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation

Entry Requirements

A level 3 qualification in either Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Media Make up is required.
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
GCSE maths and English at grade 4 (C) or higher.
A good record of attendance and a good reference from a tutor or employer.
Current employment in a related industry is preferred but not essential.

How you will be assessed

You will be required to present a portfolio of evidence. Your tutor will provide guidance on how to prepare your portfolio and how to show the practical achievements and understanding required to successfully complete this qualification.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

1. Observed work
2. Witness statements
3. Audio-visual media
4. Evidence of prior learning or attainment
5. Written questions
6. Oral questions
7. Assignments
8. Case studies

All evidence should be documented in a portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. You will have guidance and support from your tutors on this throughout the course.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £3345.00

Additional Costs

There may be a requirement for students to purchase a uniform if you don’t already have one and a kit. Guidance will be provided from your tutors.
If you are 18 years old you may not have to pay course fees. For 19+ students an Advanced Learner Loan may be available.

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

Upon completion, there are a range of areas where you can apply your knowledge and qualification in salon management, including:

1. Beauty salons
2. Hair salons
3. Nail salons
4. Beauty/Nail retail outlets in department stores
5. Day spa or hotel spa
6. Cruise ships

This qualification will also give you the opportunity to develop a broad range of transferrable management skills.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to come into College if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study. For enrol and pay courses: Once you have decided to take the course, you need to fill in a short student details form online and pay the course fee. Once you have done this, you will receive an electronic confirmation of enrolment and payment.

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