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Level 4 Salon Management


This qualification is ideal for experienced and qualified hair and beauty professionals, who work unsupervised, possibly in a supervisory or managerial role, and has a high level of relevant knowledge and skills


The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF) is a vocationally related qualification that will prepare you to gain employment as a salon manager.

This qualification will allow you to develop both management and technical skills required for the role of hair and beauty salon manager. There are five mandatory units in this qualification, including:

• 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 in the hair and beauty sector and salon management.

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

• research in the hair and beauty sector,
• salon design,
• IT and data handling for the hair and beauty sector,
• marketing,
• human resource management,
• airbrush make-up,
• permanent lashes,
• intimate waxing,
• micro-dermabrasion,
• prosthetic make-up,
• advanced epilation techniques,
• laser and light treatments,
• hair colour correction,
• manage the creation of a hair style collection,
• hair and scalp specialist services,
• and micro-pigmentation.

Salon Management (QCF) is suitable for learners who have been undertaking supervisory or managerial functions within a salon as part of another role or for learners who have some experience in a salon manager's role but who have no formal salon management qualifications. This qualification is not part of an apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Learners must have one of the following qualifications:

• Level 3 S/NVQ in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy or equivalent
• Level 3 Modern/Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy
• a level of expertise commensurate with a Level 3 in the National Qualifications Framework which has been acquired through work experience and can be demonstrated through the APL procedure and/or appropriate certification.

All learners should also be in work or have access to work experience to complete these qualifications.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400