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Beauty Salon Management and Starting Your Own Business Level 3

Course Code: OSC1088
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Do you want to own your own beauty salon, but didn't know how to? Well this course will give you all of the knowledge and skills needed to do just that, from the comfort of your own home.

Building your very own beauty empire couldn't be easier!

This course will allow you to: 

  • Understand what a business plan is and how to create one
  • Explore profit and loss accounts of a business and how to manage them
  • Conduct market research that benefits a business
  • Learn how to create effective business objectives focusing on the SMART format
  • Understand the legislation of setting up your own business
  • Study the recruitment process in terms of shortlisting, interviewing and employee rights
  • Explain the house keeping of a salon, considering health and safety and cleanliness
  • Develop an understanding of customer service
  • Look into income and expenditure and understand how to take care of your accounts
  • Explore the different marketing strategies that will help increase sales
  • Understand your competitors and how you can perform better than them
  • Study ways to segment your market and identify your potential customers

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn't be easier. You will also have award-winning tutor support to guide you through your studies over email, meaning help is only a click away!

You can work at your own pace, so there are is no pressure or strict deadlines. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so sending assignments is simple.

So enrol with us today and join the 60,000 students who have improved their skills and knowledge with us. 

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  •  Beauty Salon  Management Level 3:

    Unit 1: Your Idea, Your Planning, Your Business
    • The business plan
    • Phone numbers
    • Websites and email
    • Profit and loss accounts
    • Market research
    • Business objective
    • Mission statement
    • Further knowledge and legislation
    Unit 2: Recruitment   
    • The process of recruitment
    • Equal opportunities
    • Job advertisements
    • Shortlisting
    • Interviewing
    • Making the job offer
    • Employee rights
    • Inductions
    • Appraisals
    Unit 3: Salon Housekeeping
    • Housekeeping
    • Health and safety
    • Salon cleanliness
    Unit 4: Your Customers and Their Care
    • Receptionist
    • Trust and confidentiality
    • A client’s visit – step-by-step
    Unit 5: Financial Management
    • Income and expenditure
    • The cash register
    • Petty cash
    • Invoices
    • Cheque books
    • Accountants
    Unit 6: Marketing Your Dream
    • Different styles of promotional material
    • Promoting the salon to potential markets
    • Consumer and market research
    • Customer questionnaires
  •  Starting Your Own  Business Level 3:

    Unit 1: Preparing to Start Your Business
    • Why start your own business?
    • Character and motivation
    • Before you start: managing yourself and planning
    • Market research
    • Sales and profits
    • Competitors
    • Financial planning
    • Suppliers
    • Employing people
    • Stock and asset management
    Unit 2: Defining Your Business
    • Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
    • How to decide what is best for you
    • Setting goals for yourself
    Unit 3: Marketing
    • Your product or service
    • Value for money
    • Competition
    • Segmenting your market
    • Pricing
    Unit 4: Customers
    • Identifying your potential customers
    • Promoting your business
    • Before sale
    • After sale
    Unit 5: Finance
    • Understanding your business finances
    • Working with figures
    • Break-event point
    • Fixed and current assets
    • Cash flow
    • Sources of finance
    • Managing your money
    Unit 6: Your Business Plan
    • Why do you need a business plan?
    • The format and structure of your business plan
    • Yourself, your people. your values, your mission
    • Your business model
    • Your market
    • Your competition
    • Development
    • Profit forecast
    • Risks

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of written assignments. These assignments will then be sent and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required for this course.

    Course Duration

    Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 160 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. You will receive all course materials by postal delivery or email. You will also receive award-winning tutor support by email, whenever you need it. 

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Level 3 Certificates in Beauty Salon Management and Starting your Own Business. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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