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Full time
2 years
September only

The course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge for effective salon management in the hair or beauty industry.

In the first year of the programme at Level 4 you will develop practical skills, knowledge and experience of current and emerging industry developments and trends. You will also prepare for study at Level 5 through the development of the knowledge and skills to be able to effectively manage a salon. You will develop your academic and study skills including undertaking research, academic writing and reflective practice. You will also develop an insight into the hairdressing and beauty industry through the undertaking of research.

In the second year of the programme at Level 5 you will prepare for employment or further study through the development of transferable knowledge and skills including management and entrepreneurship. You will develop leadership and management skills in order to be able to effectively manage a salon. You will also develop your skills in business, leadership and management and research skills to enhance employability and support career advancement and undertake a period of work experience.

Course validated by: University of Salford

·         Advanced Epilation

·         Colour Correction

·         Fundamentals of Salon Operations

·         Laser and Light Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation and Hair Removal

·         Manage the Creation of a Hairstyle Collection

·         Physiology of Ageing

·         Professional and Academic Skills

·         Technological Developments and Innovation

·         The Hairdressing and Beauty Industry in Context

·         Advanced Massage Technique

·         Hair and Beauty Management and Career Development

·         Hair and Scalp Specialists Services and Introduction to Trichology

·         Leading and Managing Teams

·         Managing Financial Resources in Salons

·         Professional Practice: Work Related Practice

·         Salon Management in Practice

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including essays, reports, presentations and practical observations.

Classroom based learning is supplemented by industry links with a range of employers and guest speakers in the hairdressing and beauty industry. You will also have the opportunity to attend workshops/ masterclasses given by guest speakers. You will take part in a period of managed work experience at Level 5 of the programme allowing you to gain employability skills directly relevant to the workplace. The programme is delivered by experienced professionals with industry experience and academics.

This course will help you develop your career as a stylist/therapist or manager, or enable you to progress onto the next stage of your education.

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

64 UCAS points or equivalent in a Level 3 Beauty or Hairdressing qualification. GCSE Maths and English GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C). The University Centre will also consider applicants who have passed a Kitemarked Access to Higher Education course. If you do not have the standard entry requirements but have relevant work experience or an alternative qualification you may still be eligible for the course. You may be required to attend an interview or assessment. If English is a second language, you will need to complete a Secure English Language Test at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

The majority of students will be able to access a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England to pay their HE Course Fee.

Self-funding students may pay in 3 instalments in September (25%), January (25%) and April (50%).

Course Fee: £8,250.00 per year

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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