Level 4 Apprenticeship in Salon/Spa Management

Course description

This course will provide you with the essential practical and theoretical skills in order to manage a salon or spa environment professionally and effectively.

You can join this course without prior qualifications within the beauty industry. However, it is also a great option for qualified beauty therapists, massage specialists, or nail technicians who wish to further their career into salon, spa and staff management.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. However, some experience in the beauty industry would be an advantage. You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week within a salon or spa and be 16 or over. 

Now enrolling for September 2020

Course type
Twelve days with additional home study for projects, portfolio evidence, research and revision. 

We work on a roll-on, roll-off programme which means you can join at any time. Please contact us for details of our next available vacancy.

Find out more

Whether you are new to the industry or already have a background in beauty therapy, this course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn to become a manager, or consolidate their existing skills within a management position. Develop your self-confidence and learn strategies for managing people and business growth whilst sharing experiences with industry peers.

  • You will learn

  • Fees

  • How to apply

  • Salon design for the hair and beauty sector
  • Salon management including staff, customers and employers
  • Management of health, safety and security for the beauty business
  • How to contribute to the effective running of a business
  • Sales and quality management for hair and beauty salons or spas
  • Marketing and PR for the hair and beauty sector
  • Commercialism and professionalism

All training and course materials free of charge to the learner as a government-funded scheme. Some fees may be applicable for the employer, depending on the age of the learner and size of the business. 

Awarding Body registration and Examination fees included. 

Kit required - uniform (provided by your employer). 

If you have decided you would like to apply for an apprenticeship position, and are not already employed within a salon or spa, please send us a copy of your CV. You can also check for vacancies on Indeed.co.uk or on the government's national apprenticeship website.

If you are already employed within a salon or spa, please ask your employer to contact us.  

To talk through your options, meet the tutors and have a look around the academy, please arrange an appointment with us. 

Important information


What our graduates say

"I have really enjoyed studying my Level 3 Beauty Therapy course at IBHA. Our teachers Sam, Jodi and Debbie have been excellent and all have years of industry experience. The course is very detailed and I feel confident about going out and using my skills; it has also been great having the girls downstairs in the salon to mentor us too! IBHA also has the best CPD options and additional courses with industry leaders like Nouveau Lashes and Decleor. I'm so glad I chose to study here and will miss it lots when I graduate. Thank you so much." August 2017