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Hairdressing Advanced Techniques and Management Practice — Level 4 Diploma

Hair, Beauty and Spa Therapy

Course ID: 163155

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • A course ideal for hairdressing professionals wishing to broaden their skill set.
  • Expand your knowledge and abilities as a manager.
  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma.
  • Gain guidance on how to set up and run your own business in the hairdressing industry.
  • Learn to promote your own business and achieve success.
  • Learn to manage staff and resources effectively.
  • Study with our experienced and dedicated teaching team.
  • Flourish in our outstanding College facilities and safe learning environment.

What to expect from the course


You will cover the mandatory unit and then a choice of optional units which will allow you to experience the different skills required to work within the hairdressing industry in a management role.

MandatoryUnit - Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector

Chosen optional units:
Hair Correction
Chemistry of hair and beauty products
Manage the creation of a hair style collection
Salon Management
Public relation in the hair and beauty sector
Marketing in the hair and beauty sector

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This qualification can help you set up and run your own hairdressing business. You will gain the skills to manage staff and resources, learn how to develop and promote your business, and develop your technical skills.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Before applying you must ensure that you have the required knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification.
The qualification is suited for experienced and qualified hairdressing professionals who have specific roles within a salon. It is advisable that learners have one of the following qualifications:
• Level 3 SVQ/NVQ or VRQ in Hairdressing
• Level 3 Modern/Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing
• Level of expertise commensurate with a Level 3 in the National Qualifications
All learners should also be in work or have access to work experience to complete this qualification.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 2882.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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