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Beauty Therapy Advanced Level 4 : 2023 intake

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    This Level 4 Salon Management programme can help you turn your interest in Advanced Beauty therapy and Salon Management into a rewarding career opportunity. It’s designed to develop your knowledge and skills that are essential to organisations in this evolving sector of the economy. The course also aims to help you gain key transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.
  • What you'll learn

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    The units you will cover include:
    • 401-Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector - This unit is about the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage to quality of client care within the hair and beauty sector. It covers evaluate client care procedures, the use of client feedback and the analysis of this, implementation and monitoring of quality management procedures and the evaluation of these.
    • 402-Salon management - This unit is about the knowledge and skills required for salon management. It covers planning management of products and services and salon management duties.
    • 408-Advanced Epilation Techniques - This unit is about the knowledge and skills required for Advanced Epilation techniques. It covers both the preparation and the provision of advanced epilation.
    • 409-Laser and light treatments for hair removal - This unit is about the skills and knowledge required for laser and light treatments for hair removal. It includes both the preparation and the provision of the treatment.
    • 411-Enhance appearance using micro-pigmentation - This unit is a preparation for work unit, which is based on capability, and knowledge. This unit is about enhancing the facial appearance using Micro-pigmentation. To carry out this unit the learner will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout their work. The knowledge and skills gained in this unit includes preparing for and provided Micro-pigmentation treatment.

  • Entry requirements

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    Learners must demonstrate a commitment to learn and have the appropriate life skills.

    You will need
    • Beauty Therapy Level 3

    Good dexterity skills are paramount and this will be with a skills test. You will need to enjoy working with other people and co-operate as part of a team. You need to be committed and keen to practice as you learn new skills. Entry is through a personal interview
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed via practical assessment and assignments, all your assessments will be graded pass, merit or distinction.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    The course lasts 35 weeks and begins in September.

    The Beauty industry has an accepted dress code and all students will be expected to comply with these standards of dress when working in the Beauty Salon. No jewellery or acrylic nails are allowed by the exam board. Professional work wear will include a black tunic (approx £29) and full smart full-length black trousers and black full shoes. You will purchase the stationary and file kits at approximately £6. Also you will need a kit that will be purchased from us, price TBC.

    You will be expected to have a minimum of 90% attendance and all absences must be explained to your tutor with medical evidence if there is more than one week of absence.

  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners can progress onto either
    • Any ACL course
    • Foundation Degree

  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from:
    • Inspiring trips and experiences
    • Meetings with industry experts
    • Visits to leading companies in your sector

    As well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    Working with your Learning Development Mentor (LDM), Tutors and Careers Coaches, you’ll gain an insight and understanding of your sector, helping you to make important decisions about your future, whether that’s university or employment.

    Thanks to our partnership with the University of Bolton, you’ll also benefit from everything the University has to offer, with a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, giving you everything you need to become a FUTURE SUCCESS in whichever field you choose!

    Exposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme – we’ll seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-world experience of your sector, giving you the qualifications and experience to progress!
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.
    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.

    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations
  • How to apply?

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    Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account so that you can track your application and enrol online. You’ll also be asked to book your interview for your course at the same time. If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email
  • Open Events

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    Open Events are the best way to discover what life as a Bolton College student is like, giving you an insight into College life.

    Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Thursday 20th October 2022, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 15th November 2022, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 7th December 2022, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 8th February 2023, 5pm-8pm

    If you’d like to attend one of these events, register by visiting here
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    13.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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