Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This is an advanced qualification that has been designed for existing or aspiring salon managers in the hair and beauty sector. It is suitable for hairdressers, barbers, beauty therapists and nail technicians.

This qualification is supported and approved by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), which is the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.

Some modules are available via Online Attendance.

Who is this programme for?

You will need to be qualified with a Hair and/or Beauty at Level 3 (or equivalent) be keen to develop advanced practical techniques at Level 4 and gain a Level 4 Management Qualification whilst in employment.

What will I study?

Throughout the qualification you will plan the management of products and services for your salon. You will do this by:

  • Analysing data for planning purposes
  • Set operational objectives
  • Monitor working practices
  • Evaluate stock control & equipment levels
  • Provide recommendations to increase salon revenue

You will also research, monitor and recommend improvements to ensure the health, safety and security; the quality of client care and management of sales for your salon.


If you are aged 19 or over and are starting a course at Level 3 to Level 6 you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan from the government, which can cover the costs of your tuition fees.


Tuition £3345

Financial Support and Funding

To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:

To check your individual eligibility, please contact us online or telephone 01252 405555.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

Mandatory Units Covered

  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon
  • Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector
  • Sales management in the hair and beauty sector
  • Public relations on the hair and beauty sector
  • Salon management

From the optional units of this qualification, you will be able to select areas of study that are most relevant to your business needs. These may b either/ or a mix of practical and/ or theory subjects. You will need to make up 10 units from the following:

  • Research in the hair and beauty sector
  • Salon design for the hair and beauty sector
  • IT and data handling in the hair and beauty sector
  • Marketing in the hair and beauty sector
  • Human resource management in the hair and beauty sector
  • Hair colour correction (includes an external exam)
  • Intimate waxing for female clients
  • Apply microdermabrasion
  • Apply individual permanent lashes

All the above units require a portfolio of evidence and observations.

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What Next?

This qualification has been specifically designed for you to work as a salon manager and is an excellent platform for:

  • You to provide salon management and leadership
  • CPD
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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

You are expected to hold a Level 3 qualification in the relevant discipline or have significant industry experience prior to commencing this qualification. We will ensure that you have the required knowledge to enrol onto the course and successfully achieve your qualification.

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