Salon Management Courses

VTCT Product Code: AM40237GLH: 301Age Restriction: 18
Qualification Number: 600/1397/7Units: 6 – 8 
Level: 4Minimum Credits: 59

The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 301 GLH.

Primary Outcome

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management is to prepare you to enter the hair and beauty sector as a salon manager.

Overview

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management is a vocationally related qualification that will prepare you to gain employment as a salon manager, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry on to this qualification can be via previous attainment of a hair or beauty qualification at level 3.

This is a vocationally related qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively 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.

This is a vocationally related qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively 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.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification will qualify you to gain employment as a hair and beauty salon manager. This is one of two VTCT qualifications in salon management at level 4. Whilst both qualifications enable you to become a salon manager, at 301 GLH this qualification is larger than the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management and requires you to achieve more units and to develop a greater breadth of units. This qualification is suitable if you have no prior or informal experience in a managerial role within a salon, as it covers the full breadth of units you would need to successfully carry out the role of a salon manager. In contrast, the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management 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.

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management is recognised by industry as the qualification needed for those who wish to become in employed as a salon manager in the hair or beauty sector. 

VTCT Product Code: AM40237GLH: 301Age Restriction: 18
Qualification Number: 600/1397/7Units: 6 – 8 
Level: 4Minimum Credits: 59

The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 301 GLH.

Primary Outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management is to prepare you to enter the hair and beauty sector as a salon manager.

Overview


The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management is a vocationally related qualification that will prepare you to gain employment as a salon manager, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry on to this qualification can be via previous attainment of a hair or beauty qualification at level 3.

This is a vocationally related qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively 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.

This is a vocationally related qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively 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.

What could this qualification lead to?



This qualification will qualify you to gain employment as a hair and beauty salon manager. This is one of two VTCT qualifications in salon management at level 4. Whilst both qualifications enable you to become a salon manager, at 301 GLH this qualification is larger than the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management and requires you to achieve more units and to develop a greater breadth of units. This qualification is suitable if you have no prior or informal experience in a managerial role within a salon, as it covers the full breadth of units you would need to successfully carry out the role of a salon manager. In contrast, the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management 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.

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management is recognised by industry as the qualification needed for those who wish to become in employed as a salon manager in the hair or beauty sector. Career opportunities as a salon manager exist in a variety of contexts, including:
– Beauty salons
– Hair salons
– Nail salons
– Beauty/Nail retail concessions in department stores
– Day spa or destination/hotel spa
– Cruise ships

VTCT Product Code: AB20125GLH: 71Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8879/8Units: 3 
Level: 2Minimum Credits: 9

The VTCT Level 2 Award in Threading is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide threading.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and how to promote client care and communications in beauty related industries. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.

 

VTCT Product Code: AB20123GLH: 99Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8878/6Units: 3 
Level: 2Minimum Credits: 11

The VTCT Level 2 Award in Wax Depilation is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to remove hair using waxing techniques.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, client care and communication in beauty related industries. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.

VTCT Product Code: AB20114GLH: 183Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8915/8Units: 5 – 8 
Level: 2Minimum Credits: 20

 

 

The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 183GLH.

Primary Outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a junior nail technician. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of junior nail technician.

Overview


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a junior nail technician. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a junior nail technician, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior nail technician including, mandatory units covering the following: providing manicure and pedicure treatments, health and safety and client care and communication.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: maintaining nail enhancements, working with others and providing nail art. The structure of this qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the role of junior nail technician.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and nail products and equipment. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare and enhance the nails and cuticles on the hands and feet using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

What could this qualification lead to?


This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior nail technician. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a junior nail technician. Career opportunities as a junior nail technician exist in a variety of contexts, including:
– Working in a commercial nail or beauty salon.
– Working in a retail concession nail bar.
– Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment as a junior nail technician, you may choose to develop your skills further by undertaking qualifications at Level 3, these include:

– Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services
– Level 3 Award in Nail Enhancements and Advanced Hand and Nail Art Techniques
– Level 3 Award in Nail Art
– Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in nail treatments at Level 2. Whilst both qualifications will qualify you to become a junior nail technician, this qualification allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services has a purpose of confirming competence in a specific job role, rather than preparing you to enter the sector. The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services is larger in size at 329 GLH and also requires you to work in a commercial salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

VTCT Product Code: AB20117GLH: 162Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8882/8Units: 5 – 6 
Level: 2Minimum Credits: 20

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed nail technician. This qualification is based on the nail services National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior nail technician.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior nail technician. Learners will have their nail services skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including: providing and maintaining nail enhancements, manicure treatments, health and safety and client care.

Learners will also develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: pedicure treatments and nail art. This qualification structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior nail technician.

Why is this qualification the most suitable?

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in nail services at Level 2. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a junior nail technician, this qualification allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working evironment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services requires learners to work in a commercial salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

What could this qualification lead to?

Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior nail technician, including:
– Commerical nail salon
– Retail concession ‘nail bar’
– Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Whilst this qualification’s primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior nail technician, learners may choose to develop their skills further by undertaking Technical Level qualifications at Level 3, including:

– VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services
– VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology Studies

VTCT Product Code: AB20122GLH: 98Age Restriction: 14
Qualification Number: 500/8884/1Units: 3 
Level: 2Minimum Credits: 12

 

The VTCT Level 2 Award in Facial Massage and Skin Care is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide facial skin care.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and how to promote client care and communications in beauty related industries. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.

 

VTCT Product Code: AB20118GLH: 175Age Restriction: 14
Qualification Number: 500/9035/5Units: 6 – 7 
Level: 2Minimum Credits: 21

 

 

Who is this qualification for?

The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 175 GLH.

Primary outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a junior make-up consultant. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a junior make-up consultant.

Overview


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a junior make-up consultant. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a junior make-up consultant, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

This is a vocational qualification which includes all the elements to work effectively as a junior make-up consultant including mandatory units covering the following: applying make-up, instruction on make-up application and how to provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments.

To further enhance your practical skills you will have the opportunity to choose from the following practical units: provide eyelash perming and, how to display retail stock to promote sales in the salon.

You will also develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, and learn how to promote client care and communication in beauty related industries. The structure of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career as a junior make-up consultant.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the skin, health and safety, client care and cosmetic products. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the skin and apply a variety of make-up products using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

 

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior make-up consultant. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a junior make-up consultant. Career opportunities as a junior make-up consultant exist in a variety of contexts, including:

– Working in a retail concession in a department store
– Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

This is the only VTCT qualification which will qualify you as a junior make-up consultant.

Whilst this qualification’s primary purpose is to prepare you for employment as a junior cosmetic make-up consultant, you may choose to develop your skills further by undertaking qualifications in beauty therapy and related specialist areas, these include:

– Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up
– Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry
– Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up

VTCT Product Code: AM30136GLH: 141Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/9043/4Units: 3 
Level: 2

 

Overview


The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty massage therapist including, units covering the following: providing body massage, health and safety, anatomy and physiology and client care.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, and client care. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide relaxing massage treatments using classical Swedish massage movements. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. Career opportunities as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

– Working in commercial beauty salons
– Working in a destination and day spas
– Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

This is VTCT’s only stand-alone qualification in Swedish massage therapy at Level 3 and it will qualify you to become a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist.

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