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VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management & Advanced Beauty Therapy Aesthetics

Subject Area
Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
Part-time
Duration
32 Weeks
Entry Requirements
Students are required to have studied previously a Level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy. GCSE Maths and English at grade 4/C or higher is essential and students must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Current employment in a related industry is preferred, but not essential as experience can be gained from additional days in College.

This qualification combines Salon Management and Advanced Beauty Therapy Aesthetics.

This course is a vocationally related qualification that is focused on advanced beauty practices for reducing hair growth using intense light and laser treatments and skin rejuvenation using intense light and microdermabrasion. There will also be the opportunity to learn additional advanced treatments, taught at the tutor's discretion. You will develop an understanding of product chemistry, the physiology of ageing and the principles of dermatology and microbiology. This qualification also covers units from the Level 4 Salon Management qualification.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have studied previously a Level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy. GCSE Maths and English at grade 4/C or higher is essential and students must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Current employment in a related industry is preferred, but not essential as experience can be gained from additional days in College.

Course units

Students will be required to complete the units below to gain the qualification:

  • Management of Health Safety and Security in the Salon
  • Chemistry of Hair and Beauty Products
  • Physiology of Ageing
  • Quality Management of Client Care in the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Dermatology and Microbiology
  • Apply Micro Dermabrasion
  • Laser and Light Treatments for Hair Removal
  • Laser and Light Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation
  • Salon Management

Optional units:

  • Public Relations in the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Plus the potential to complete York College Certificates in Micro Needling, RF Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Peels, etc

Assessment

You will be required to present a portfolio of evidence. Your tutor/assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

  • Observed work
  • Witness statements
  • Audio-visual media
  • Evidence of prior learning or attainment
  • Written questions
  • Oral questions
  • Assignments
  • Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course.

Course fees

£5,421

The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility and loan availability, if you feel you may qualify for funding, or wish to discuss loan options, please contact the Funding Team.

Course progression

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy includes units within the Salon Management qualification, recognised by industry as the qualification needed for those who wish to become employed as a salon manager in the hair or beauty sector. Students who study this qualification will also develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to work as an advanced Beauty Therapist specialising in a range of advanced treatments and services. This qualification also provides a sound platform for further learning or training.

Dates & course durations

September 2023

Study methods

This is a Level 4 qualification and students will need to demonstrate research skills, academic writing and independent learning. Initial input and guidance will be provided by the tutor, both in the College environment and online.

Facilities

York College have 2 large fully equipped hairdressing salons, an inviting commercial salon reception, 3 media make-up workshops and 2 beauty therapy salons. Adult learners will have access to professional products and equipment (including Loreal and Eve Taylor).

Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Additional costs

Students are generally required to purchase a kit (approximately £200); however, we are currently reviewing this situation. All students will be required to wear a uniform. The full details of this will be provided at a later date.

This course requires additional study from home, you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. Where applicable, some lessons may be delivered remotely.

Career progression

Career opportunities as an advanced Beauty Therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Beauty salons
  • Nail salons
  • Beauty/nail retail concessions in department stores
  • Day spa or destination/hotel spa
  • Cruise ships
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