VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management

Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AM40236 GLH: 136 Age Restriction: 18
Qualification Number: 600/1396/5 Units: 3 - 5 Registration End Date: 30th Sep 2019
Level: 4 Minimum Credits: 27

Additional Information


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 136 GLH.

Primary Outcome

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management is to prepare you to enter the hair and beauty sector as a salon manager.


The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management is a vocationally related qualification that will prepare you to gain employment as a salon manager, as the units contained in this qualification cover the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry on to this qualification can be via previous attainment of a hair or beauty qualification at level 3.

This is a vocationally related qualification and includes the required elements to work effectively as a salon manager. This qualification will allow you to develop both management and technical skills required for the role of hair and beauty salon manager. There are two mandatory units in this qualification, including: management of health, safety and security in the salon 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, airbrush make-up, permanent lashes, intimate waxing, micro-dermabrasion, prosthetic make-up, advanced epilation techniques, laser and light treatments, hair colour correction, manage the creation of a hair style collection, hair and scalp specialist services, and micro-pigmentation.

What could this qualification lead to?

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 136 GLH this qualification is smaller than the VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management and is suitable for learners who wish to undertake a course of shorter duration.

Who supports this qualification?

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

Qualification Structure

Mandatory Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 components and earn a minimum of 18 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV40462 M/601/5347 Management of health, safety and security in the salon 4 8 44
UV40467 K/601/4469 Salon management 4 10 50

Optional Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of 9 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV30406 R/601/3932 Apply airbrush make-up to the face 3 4 27
UV30426 D/601/3562 Apply individual permanent lashes 3 4 38
UV30427 R/601/3560 Intimate waxing for male clients 3 4 37
UV30428 Y/601/3561 Intimate waxing for female clients 3 4 37
UV30430 K/601/5329 Apply micro dermabrasion 3 4 39
UV40412 F/601/5658 Advanced epilation techniques 4 7 47
UV40413 D/601/5652 Laser and light treatments for hair removal 4 10 74
UV40414 T/601/5656 Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation 4 10 74
UV40464 M/601/5350 Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector 4 12 50
UV40465 D/601/4467 Sales management in the hair and beauty sector 4 9 73
UV40466 L/601/4464 Public Relations (PR) in the hair and beauty sector 4 10 42
UV40501 F/601/4347 Hair colour correction 4 12 112
UV40502 J/601/4348 Manage the creation of a hair style collection 4 10 72
UV40519 D/601/5344 Hair and scalp specialist services 4 9 72
UV41288 K/504/0091 Manage the creation of a male hair style collection 4 10 72
UV41304 J/503/1785 Enhance appearance using micropigmentation treatment 4 12 75

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Elysium Salon and Private Academy Limited 01763 449005 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Advanced Aesthetics Training Centre 07949 240852 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Kendal College 01539 814700 Visit website Cumbria
Professional Therapy Training 01539 592963 Visit website Cumbria
Holistic Therapies Training 01237 472109 Visit website Devon
Petroc - Barnstaple Campus 01271 338157 Visit website Devon
E-Hairdressing and Beauty Academy 01803 295195 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Hair and Beauty Industry Training LTD 01388 720272 Visit website Durham
Southend Nail and Beauty School 01702 619949 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Bolton College 01204 482000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Bolton
Lillian Maund Beauty Training Centre 01204 849300 Visit website Greater Manchester - Bolton
The Manchester College - Fielden Campus 0161 674 7401 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Trafford College (Altrincham Campus) 01618867046 Visit website Greater Manchester - Trafford
Acacia Beauty Academy 01590 645547 Visit website Hampshire
Andover College (A Campus of Sparsholt College) 01264 360000 Visit website Hampshire
The Clinical Academy 03337777689 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Southampton School of Hairdressing and Barbering 023 8059 5060 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Elite Colours Limited 01524 561502 Visit website Lancashire
Blackpool and the Fylde College - Bispham Campus 01253 504625 Visit website Lancashire - Blackpool
Advanced Aesthetics International - Leicestershire 07475 458737 Visit website Leicestershire
Brooksby Melton College 01664 850850 Visit website Leicestershire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Revival Academy 02083 466606 Visit website London - Barnet
Positive Pathways Academy 01322 436285 Visit website London - Bexley
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
The Therapy Training Centre 07920 066112 Visit website Northamptonshire
Barnsley College 01226 216710 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Advanced Aesthetics International Ltd - Surrey 07475 458737 Visit website Surrey
Scholars School System 020 7183 3647 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Kirklees College - Dewsbury Centre 01924 465916 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
JBH training Ltd 07712 649091 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
AAMA Academy (Hong Kong) +852 2558 0728 Visit website Hong Kong
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
Bali BISA (Bali International Spa Academy) +62 361 281 289 Visit website Indonesia
Elite Academy +353 868593695 Visit website Ireland
Fifth Grade Academy +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Fife College 01592 223400 Visit website Fife
Amani International Training Academy +27 11 268 2060 Visit website South Africa
Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff