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  • 10 units

About the Beauty Salon Management Professional Diploma

Have you always wanted to own a beauty salon, but don’t know how to get started? Our online qualification has been designed with the support of industry experts and salon managers. Develop the essential skills you need to start your own business and run a successful company day-to-day.

The average person in the UK spends over £4500 a year on taking care of their appearance. With the popularity of beauty and spa days increasing, it’s a booming sector. A beauty salon management course will set you apart from the competition and give you the tools to start building a customer base.

This distance learning programme explores topics including how to market beauty services, understand financial terms and lead a team. You’ll develop the confidence to put together a business plan and grow your company.

Benefit from the advice of an experienced personal tutor throughout your studies. You’ll receive guidance on how to apply theory to your own company and detailed feedback on your assignments.

Who should study this course?

Are you interested in starting a beauty salon business, or do you already run a company, but want to increase your profits? Taking a beauty course through home study is the convenient way to train. No experience is needed to begin this syllabus.

What happens after the course?

This qualification is the ideal next step for anyone who has a range of skills in beauty, but wants to boost their earning potential. The Beauty Salon Management Professional Diploma will develop your ability to use resources and form customer relationships.

Once you have finished your beauty course, you can become a beauty salon manager in an existing business, or rent your own premises. You may decide to carry out treatments yourself, or take on a team of staff.

Further study will give you the opportunity to widen the variety of treatments that you offer. You could even go on to work towards a degree in beauty therapy management and apply for high-level roles in the industry.

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Beauty Salon Management Professional Diploma

Beauty Salon Management Professional Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Beauty Salon Management Professional Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 – Effective Salon Management, business ideas and health & safety

Topics

1.1  Understanding the Salon Management Role and Responsibilities

1.2 Starting your own Salon or working as an employee in a Salon

1.3 Health and Safety procedures and Insurance

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the main duties and responsibilities of an effective Salon Manager
  • Be able to identify the key competences for a Salon Managers role
  • Identify key steps for starting out a business and check out likely success (sfedi BD1)
  • Gain information for resources to help setting up as self-employed
  • Understand the importance of health and safety in beauty salons, potential risks and procedures to comply with legislation (adapt HABIA/ G22 Monitor procedures to safely control work operations)

Unit 2 – Customer Focus and Marketing (stage 1)

Topics

1.1 Understand what marketing is and key principles of marketing

1.2 Market information and customer segmentation

1.3 Marketing strategy and introduction to the marketing mix

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define marketing and the difference between a marketing led company and a product led company
  • Understand the basic principles of market segmentation and how it helps your marketing effectiveness
  • Be able to find out about the market and your competitors
  • Review different marketing strategy options to help develop Salon marketing plans
  • List the elements that make up a Salon Marketing mix

Unit 3 – Customer Marketing and Managing the business (Stage 2)

Topics

1.1 Managing the marketing mix in a Service Business and Salon

1.2 Introduction to managing key marketing decisions on: product, branding, people as part of the service product, pricing, location, processes and marketing communication tools

Learning outcomes:

  • Be able to understand the principles of product related decisions such as branding, retailing and product/treatment choices to fit your target customers
  • Be aware that people are part of the salon product and understand how to measure customer service  in a salon business
  • Gain knowledge on to setting prices to balance competitive pricing and making a profit margin
  • Assess the options for location and premises for a salon business
  • Be aware of the process needs of a salon business: routine duties, records and procedures
  • Be able to assess a range of marketing communication tools to help promote the salon

Unit 4 – Finance for Salon Management – Planning and Use of Resources

Topics:

1.1 Reason for Business planning and having a business mission

1.2 Business plan format and contents

1.3 Understanding key financial terms

1.4 Awareness of managing Salon resources as part of financial management

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how to write a business plan and why it is important to plan
  • Understand the key financial terms: income, expenditure, fixed costs and variable costs and why it is important to control them
  • Identify the resources that you control in a Salon and how they affect financial performance (nos GU11)

Unit 5 – Finance for Salon Management: Financial control and cash flow

Topics:

1.1 Day to day financial controls and record keeping for a salon business

1.2 Budgets and VAT

1.3 Simple budget and cash flow management (sfedi MN4) applied to salon business

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what is involved in managing day to day finances and cash in a salon
  • Understand records you need to keep, budgets and VAT
  • Understand the principle of simple cash flow analysis
  • Be able a complete a cash flow for a salon given input assumptions such as sales
  • Understand why it is important to do a cash flow and manage your budgets
  • Be aware of where to get professional resources to help

Unit 6 – People Management

Topics:

1.1 Recruitment and selection

1.2 Rights and obligations at work

1.3 Paying wages and contacts

1.4 Appraisals and measuring performance

Learning outcomes:

  • Carry out recruitment and selection of employees using good practice knowledge
  • Gain update on rights and obligations at work
  • Understand the basics knowledge on how to pay wages
  • Understand how to measuring performance and develop salon employees
  • Access resources and support to help

Unit 7 – People Management

Topics

1.1 Motivation theory and practice in the workplace

1.2 Motivation tools for performance improvement

1.3 Effective team working

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance and role of motivation in theory and in the work place to achieve good performance
  • Gain motivation tools to help managers motivate their staff and teams
  • Understand the principles of how to get teams to work together effectively and why it is especially important for a salon business

Unit 8 – Customer Focus and Marketing & Customer Management - Winning and Keeping Customers

Topics

1.1  Understanding the importance of managing customers for your Salon

1.2  Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

1.3  Relationship selling in the Salon

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the evidence that justifies customer management focus
  • Relate segmentation and customer service topics leant from Marketing units 2 and 3 to help develop plans to help effective customer management
  • Define CRM , understand the drivers behind CRM, understand and apply selected key CRM  principles :
    - Customer relationship ladder
    - Customer lifetime value
    - Customer data
  • Define relationship selling and  the key steps in a relationship selling transaction

Unit 9 – Salon Retail Management and Customer Satisfaction

Topics

1.1 UK Retail and Health and Beauty Market

1.2 Retail Marketing Mix

1.3 Visual Merchandising and Display

1.4 Measuring customer satisfaction

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the key trends in the UK retail and beauty retail market
  • Identify the retail marketing mix and how it applies to a Salon
  • Gain insights into how visual merchandising works
  • Understand the basics of customer satisfaction measurement tools

Unit 10 – Putting it all together – Business Plan and final assessment

Topics

1.1 Salon Management and Planning

1.2 Final assessment – planning in practice

1.3 A final word: Tomorrows Managers

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand why a Salon Manager needs to create or contribute to a Business Plan
  • Link learning across the course Units in a business plan context
  • Utilise a template for a ‘best practice’ salon business plan
  • Complete the course final assignment

Useful resources and reading list – at the end of each unit

  • List and links to Industry associations
  • Free resources to help your salon business
  • Reading list – industry and introduction to management books

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

About the Beauty Salon Management Professional Diploma

Have you always wanted to own a beauty salon, but don’t know how to get started? Our online qualification has been designed with the support of industry experts and salon managers. Develop the essential skills you need to start your own business and run a successful company day-to-day.

The average person in the UK spends over £4500 a year on taking care of their appearance. With the popularity of beauty and spa days increasing, it’s a booming sector. A beauty salon management course will set you apart from the competition and give you the tools to start building a customer base.

This distance learning programme explores topics including how to market beauty services, understand financial terms and lead a team. You’ll develop the confidence to put together a business plan and grow your company.

Benefit from the advice of an experienced personal tutor throughout your studies. You’ll receive guidance on how to apply theory to your own company and detailed feedback on your assignments.

Who should study this course?

Are you interested in starting a beauty salon business, or do you already run a company, but want to increase your profits? Taking a beauty course through home study is the convenient way to train. No experience is needed to begin this syllabus.

What happens after the course?

This qualification is the ideal next step for anyone who has a range of skills in beauty, but wants to boost their earning potential. The Beauty Salon Management Professional Diploma will develop your ability to use resources and form customer relationships.

Once you have finished your beauty course, you can become a beauty salon manager in an existing business, or rent your own premises. You may decide to carry out treatments yourself, or take on a team of staff.

Further study will give you the opportunity to widen the variety of treatments that you offer. You could even go on to work towards a degree in beauty therapy management and apply for high-level roles in the industry.

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Beauty Salon Management Professional Diploma

Beauty Salon Management Professional Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Beauty Salon Management Professional Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 – Effective Salon Management, business ideas and health & safety

Topics

1.1  Understanding the Salon Management Role and Responsibilities

1.2 Starting your own Salon or working as an employee in a Salon

1.3 Health and Safety procedures and Insurance

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the main duties and responsibilities of an effective Salon Manager
  • Be able to identify the key competences for a Salon Managers role
  • Identify key steps for starting out a business and check out likely success (sfedi BD1)
  • Gain information for resources to help setting up as self-employed
  • Understand the importance of health and safety in beauty salons, potential risks and procedures to comply with legislation (adapt HABIA/ G22 Monitor procedures to safely control work operations)

Unit 2 – Customer Focus and Marketing (stage 1)

Topics

1.1 Understand what marketing is and key principles of marketing

1.2 Market information and customer segmentation

1.3 Marketing strategy and introduction to the marketing mix

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define marketing and the difference between a marketing led company and a product led company
  • Understand the basic principles of market segmentation and how it helps your marketing effectiveness
  • Be able to find out about the market and your competitors
  • Review different marketing strategy options to help develop Salon marketing plans
  • List the elements that make up a Salon Marketing mix

Unit 3 – Customer Marketing and Managing the business (Stage 2)

Topics

1.1 Managing the marketing mix in a Service Business and Salon

1.2 Introduction to managing key marketing decisions on: product, branding, people as part of the service product, pricing, location, processes and marketing communication tools

Learning outcomes:

  • Be able to understand the principles of product related decisions such as branding, retailing and product/treatment choices to fit your target customers
  • Be aware that people are part of the salon product and understand how to measure customer service  in a salon business
  • Gain knowledge on to setting prices to balance competitive pricing and making a profit margin
  • Assess the options for location and premises for a salon business
  • Be aware of the process needs of a salon business: routine duties, records and procedures
  • Be able to assess a range of marketing communication tools to help promote the salon

Unit 4 – Finance for Salon Management – Planning and Use of Resources

Topics:

1.1 Reason for Business planning and having a business mission

1.2 Business plan format and contents

1.3 Understanding key financial terms

1.4 Awareness of managing Salon resources as part of financial management

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how to write a business plan and why it is important to plan
  • Understand the key financial terms: income, expenditure, fixed costs and variable costs and why it is important to control them
  • Identify the resources that you control in a Salon and how they affect financial performance (nos GU11)

Unit 5 – Finance for Salon Management: Financial control and cash flow

Topics:

1.1 Day to day financial controls and record keeping for a salon business

1.2 Budgets and VAT

1.3 Simple budget and cash flow management (sfedi MN4) applied to salon business

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what is involved in managing day to day finances and cash in a salon
  • Understand records you need to keep, budgets and VAT
  • Understand the principle of simple cash flow analysis
  • Be able a complete a cash flow for a salon given input assumptions such as sales
  • Understand why it is important to do a cash flow and manage your budgets
  • Be aware of where to get professional resources to help

Unit 6 – People Management

Topics:

1.1 Recruitment and selection

1.2 Rights and obligations at work

1.3 Paying wages and contacts

1.4 Appraisals and measuring performance

Learning outcomes:

  • Carry out recruitment and selection of employees using good practice knowledge
  • Gain update on rights and obligations at work
  • Understand the basics knowledge on how to pay wages
  • Understand how to measuring performance and develop salon employees
  • Access resources and support to help

Unit 7 – People Management

Topics

1.1 Motivation theory and practice in the workplace

1.2 Motivation tools for performance improvement

1.3 Effective team working

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance and role of motivation in theory and in the work place to achieve good performance
  • Gain motivation tools to help managers motivate their staff and teams
  • Understand the principles of how to get teams to work together effectively and why it is especially important for a salon business

Unit 8 – Customer Focus and Marketing & Customer Management - Winning and Keeping Customers

Topics

1.1  Understanding the importance of managing customers for your Salon

1.2  Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

1.3  Relationship selling in the Salon

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the evidence that justifies customer management focus
  • Relate segmentation and customer service topics leant from Marketing units 2 and 3 to help develop plans to help effective customer management
  • Define CRM , understand the drivers behind CRM, understand and apply selected key CRM  principles :
    - Customer relationship ladder
    - Customer lifetime value
    - Customer data
  • Define relationship selling and  the key steps in a relationship selling transaction

Unit 9 – Salon Retail Management and Customer Satisfaction

Topics

1.1 UK Retail and Health and Beauty Market

1.2 Retail Marketing Mix

1.3 Visual Merchandising and Display

1.4 Measuring customer satisfaction

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the key trends in the UK retail and beauty retail market
  • Identify the retail marketing mix and how it applies to a Salon
  • Gain insights into how visual merchandising works
  • Understand the basics of customer satisfaction measurement tools

Unit 10 – Putting it all together – Business Plan and final assessment

Topics

1.1 Salon Management and Planning

1.2 Final assessment – planning in practice

1.3 A final word: Tomorrows Managers

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand why a Salon Manager needs to create or contribute to a Business Plan
  • Link learning across the course Units in a business plan context
  • Utilise a template for a ‘best practice’ salon business plan
  • Complete the course final assignment

Useful resources and reading list – at the end of each unit

  • List and links to Industry associations
  • Free resources to help your salon business
  • Reading list – industry and introduction to management books

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
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