Hairdressing Management (HND)

About the course:

This course is for stylists or managers currently working or planning the next stage of their education and training in the hairdressing industry. You will learn new practical techniques or develop those that you have already been introduced to at a lower level and build a strong foundation in the theories and background knowledge of the profession.

An important feature of the course is the opportunity to gain management knowledge, skills in leading people and making effective business decisions thus increasing salon revenue. Throughout your studies you will examine case studies and will be offered support in the development of relevant study skills such as IT, independent learning,
communication and time management. You will also learn through group work and the examination of case-studies.


UCAS code: H3M7

UCAS institution code: B93

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Start date: September 2017

Entry requirements:

• 64 UCAS points or equivalent in a Level 3 Hairdressing qualification

• You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English

• The college will also consider applicants who have passed a Kitemarked Access to Higher Education course (equivalent to 64 UCAS points)

• You may be required to attend an interview and an assessment

• 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

Topics covered:

Level 4:

• Management of Health Safety and Security in the Salon

• Salon Management

• Sales Management in the Hair and Beauty Sector

• Quality Management of Client Care in the Hair and Beauty Sector

• Manage the Creation of a Hairstyle Collection

• Physical Activity Lifestyle and Well-being

• Chemistry of Hair and Beauty Products

• Public Relations (PR) in the Hair and Beauty sector

• Hair and Scalp Specialist Services

• Indian Head Massage

• Human Resource Management

• Business Decision Making

Level 5:

• Research Project

• Employability Skills

• Working with and Leading People

• Small Business Enterprise

• Business Strategy

• Personal and Professional Development

• Work-based Experience


Course assessment

Assessment takes the form of coursework, including essay, reports and presentations. You will alsoundertake some practical assessments in relation to some of the units.

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Special features:

This new course has been designed with a focus on management, employability and business acumen to give you the skills that you will need to progress in your career. Special features of the HND include:

• The college has extensive industry links with a wide range of employers in the hairdressing industry, providing you with the opportunity to visit a range of salons and other workplaces. You will also attend lectures 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 skills directly relevant to the workplace more effectively

• Throughout the course there will be continuous professional development activities in advanced and emerging trends in cutting, colouring and styling, hair extensions and an introduction to coaching and assessing for those involved in training within the salon or wishing to progress onto gaining assessor awards or teacher training.

Career and professional development:

Successful completion of this course could allow progression onto an honours degree by taking a top-up course. This usually requires 12-18 months of further study.

Additional costs:  

You will be required to buy a salon uniform and personal hairdressing kit. This will cost approximately £120.
All students receive an initial allocation of 600 credits per academic year for printing and photocopying, additional credits can be purchased if required.

*This course consists of modules from the overarching BTEC HND in Hair and Beauty Management. Course validated by BTEC/ Pearson Education


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