VTC Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management

VTCT Product Code: AM40237 GLH: 301 Age Restriction: 18
Qualification Number: 600/1397/7 Units: 6 – 25 Registration End Date:

31st Jul 2025

Level: 4 Minimum Credits: 59

Unlock Your Potential with Our Salon Management Course

Are you ready to become a leader in the world of salons and spas? Join our vibrant community of aspiring salon leaders and embark on a journey to master the art of salon management.

In our comprehensive Salon Management Course, you’ll gain invaluable insights into the key aspects of running a successful salon business. From effective staff management and customer service excellence to strategic marketing, public relations, digital marketing, and sales management – we’ve got you covered.

Why Choose Our Salon Management Course?

  • 🌟 Learn from Industry Experts: Our course is designed and led by experienced professionals in the salon and spa industry. Benefit from their years of expertise and real-world insights.
  • 🌟 Comprehensive Curriculum: We cover everything you need to know to excel in salon management. From team building to marketing strategies, we leave no stone unturned.
  • 🌟 Community of Like-Minded Individuals: Connect with peers who share your passion for the beauty and wellness industry. Collaborate, network, and grow together.
  • 🌟 Practical Knowledge: Gain practical skills and actionable strategies you can implement immediately to enhance your salon’s success.
  • 🌟 Flexibility: Our course is designed to fit your busy schedule.

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.


Unlock the Art of Salon Success!

Are you ready to take your passion for beauty to the next level? Our Salon Management Course is your key to mastering the art of running a thriving salon business.

  • Discover Proven Strategies: Learn how to manage appointments, staff, and customer relationships seamlessly.
  • Boost Your Business Skills: Develop marketing techniques to attract a loyal clientele and increase revenue.
  • People Skills: Learn about effective HR techniques and strategies to enhance your leadership skills.
  • Financial Mastery: Gain insights into budgeting, pricing, and maximising profitability.
  • Skill Enhancement: Develop advanced skills in your chosen beauty or hair career.
  • Team Empowerment: Learn to lead and inspire your team for exceptional service and performance.

Join our community of future salon leaders and turn your dreams into reality. Don’t miss out – enrol now and make your mark in the world of beauty!


The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management 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 the 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,
  • digital marketing,
  • permanent lashes,
  • intimate waxing,
  • micro-dermabrasion,
  • advanced epilation techniques,
  • laser and light treatments,
  • hair colour correction,
  • manage the creation of a hairstyle collection, and
  • hair and scalp specialist services.

Who is this course for?

The salon management course is designed for individuals who aspire to take on leadership roles within the beauty and salon industry. It is suitable for a variety of individuals, including:

  1. Aspiring Salon Owners: Those who dream of opening and running their own salon or spa businesses can benefit from a salon management course to gain the skills and knowledge required for effective business operations.
  2. Salon Managers: Existing salon managers or individuals looking to transition into salon management roles can enhance their expertise through this course. It equips them with the tools to manage staff, finances, and operations efficiently.
  3. Beauty Professionals: Hairstylists, estheticians, makeup artists, and other beauty professionals seeking career advancement can learn how to step into managerial positions within salons or spas.
  4. Entrepreneurs: Individuals interested in entering the beauty industry and want to understand the nuances of salon management before starting their own venture.
  5. Career Changers: People looking for a career change who are passionate about the beauty and wellness industry can use this course as a stepping stone into a new profession.
  6. Existing Salon Owners: Even salon owners can benefit from a salon management course to refine their business skills, improve profitability, and stay competitive in the market.

In essence, the salon management course is for anyone with a strong interest in the beauty industry and a desire to excel in managerial or ownership roles within salons, spas, or wellness centers. It provides the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in this dynamic and highly competitive field.

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 carry out the role of a salon manager successfully.


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.)

Career Path

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

Who supports this qualification?

This qualification is based on the Habia National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the leading professional association representing owners of hair and beauty salons, the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) as being fit for purpose to prepare you for employment as a salon manager. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become members of FHT. Further information on FHT membership can be found on their website.

Are you ready to take your salon career to the next level? Join us today and unlock your potential as a future salon leader!

Enroll now to secure your spot and start your journey towards salon management excellence. Your success story begins here!

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