Higher Professional Qualifications in Technical Salon Management (5450)

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2016
Our awards, certificates and diplomas in this high-level qualification,  are for those looking to run their own hair or beauty salons.   They cover a wide range of skills from the creation of a hairstyle collection, salon management, laser and light treatments, fashion, theatrical and special effects to the chemistry of hair and beauty products. 
Experienced hair and beauty professionals.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed such as:

  • Quality management of client care
  • Managing staff and resources, including Sales, PR and Marketing
  • Developing and promoting your business
  • Expanding and enhancing your technical skills in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Media Make-up
  • Assessment and quality assurance within a training role.

You will learn on the job in the work environment.

Is this level right for me?

Level 4
This qualification is ideal for experienced and qualified hair and beauty professionals who work unsupervised, possibly in a supervisory or managerial role, and have a high level of relevant knowledge and skills.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the hair and beauty sector including:

  • Salon Owner/Manager
  • Training Provider.

You can also progress on to ILM Management qualifications.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.
 
Centres currently offering the City & Guilds Level 4 HLQ in Salon Management (4450) can gain fast-track approval. Download the form for fast-track approval from the centre documents section.

Learners must have one of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 S/NVQ in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy or equivalent
  • Level 3 Modern/Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy
  • a level of expertise commensurate with a Level 3 in the National Qualifications Framework which has been acquired through work experience and can be demonstrated through the APL procedure and/or appropriate certification.

All learners should also be in work or have access to work experience to complete these qualifications.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 3

Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector - Awards (5450-81)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 3 Award in Marketing in the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 600/2225/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32 - 32 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Research in the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 600/2226/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 44 - 44 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Dermatology and Microbiology

  • Accreditation No: 600/2227/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 5 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 42 - 42 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Make and Test Beauty Therapy Products

  • Accreditation No: 600/2228/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 5 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Cultural, Social and Technological Influences on Beauty-related Industries

  • Accreditation No: 600/2229/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 5 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

This qualification is ideal for experienced and qualified hair and beauty professionals who work unsupervised, possibly in a supervisory or managerial role, and have a high level of relevant knowledge and skills.

This comprises mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Chemistry of hair and beauty products
  • Manage the creation of a hair-style collection
  • Hair and scalp specialist services
  • Studio photography
  • Advanced epilation
  • Dermatology and microbiology
  • Make-up using prosthetics.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the hair and beauty sector including:

  • Salon Owner/Manager
  • Training Provider.

You can also progress on to ILM Management qualifications.

Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector - Hair (5450-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice & Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector - Hair

  • Accreditation No: 600/2461/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 84 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 442 - 648 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice & Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector - Beauty (5450-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice & Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector - Beauty

  • Accreditation No: 600/2461/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 84 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 442 - 648 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice & Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector - Theatrical and Media Make-up (5450-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice & Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector - Theatrical and Media Make-up

  • Accreditation No: 600/2461/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 84 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 442 - 648 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice & Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector - Management (5450-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice & Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector - Management

  • Accreditation No: 600/2461/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 84 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 442 - 648 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Hairdressing Techniques (5450-06)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Hairdressing Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 601/0257/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 39 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 332 - 355 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques (5450-07)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 601/0561/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 49 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 290 - 305 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Theatrical and Media Make up Techniques (5450-08)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Theatrical and Media Make up Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 601/0562/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 30 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 152 - 152 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector - Awards (5450-81)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 4 Award in Quality Management of Client Care in the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 600/2196/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 50 - 50 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Manage the Creation of a Hair style Collection

  • Accreditation No: 600/2197/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 72 - 72 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Hair and Scalp Specialist Services

  • Accreditation No: 600/2198/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 72 - 72 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Salon Management

  • Accreditation No: 600/2199/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 50 - 50 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Sales Management in the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 600/2200/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 47 - 47 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Public Relations in the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 600/2201/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 42 - 42 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Management of health, safety and security in the salon

  • Accreditation No: 600/2202/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 8 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 44 - 44 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Physiology of ageing

  • Accreditation No: 600/2203/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 64 - 64 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Advanced Epilation

  • Accreditation No: 600/2204/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 47 - 47 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Laser and Light Treatment for Hair Removal

  • Accreditation No: 600/2205/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 74 - 74 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Laser and Light Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation

  • Accreditation No: 600/2218/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 74 - 74 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Certificate in Chemistry of Hair and Beauty Products

  • Accreditation No: 600/2230/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 75 - 75 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Enhance Appearance Using Micro-pigmentation Treatment

  • Accreditation No: 600/2298/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 75 - 75 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Research in the Fashion, Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Industry

  • Accreditation No: 600/5830/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32 - This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Award in Creating and Presenting a Design Plan in the Fashion, Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Industry

  • Accreditation No: 600/5831/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 8 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 40 - This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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