United Kingdom

University College Birmingham

Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JB, United Kingdom

University College Birmingham

Beauty Therapy Management

Course snapshot The UK beauty therapy and salon sector is booming with a £5 billion a year turnover. The diverse industry offers great career opportunities and flexibility if you are creative and enjoy working with people. And with so many new beauty products, techniques and treatments hitting the market, it is an exciting and ever-changing sector to work in. Who’s the course for? This course is for students who want a strong foundation of knowledge and practical training for a variety of careers in beauty therapy including managing a health spa, starting your own business or employment in sales and marketing roles for beauty products companies. Why should I study the course? The beauty sector is highly competitive and managers actively seek out recruits who not only have a broad range of practical skills but also have a knowledge and understanding of marketing, human resources and finance. Our tutors will help you with all these areas of business, so you will feel confident in the workplace. Great. Tell me some more UCB has an excellent reputation within the beauty industry, with our graduates recognised for their high-level skills and track record of employability. Our teaching facilities are state-of-the-art and feature the latest salon equipment, treatments and therapies. Our spa is open to the public and UCB students, which means you can perfect your skills in a working salon environment offering the latest treatments. You will be encouraged to gain practical experience throughout the course through a work placement. This is a great opportunity to put what you have learned into practice alongside qualified professionals. Over the years, we have developed close working relationships within the industry and can offer a wide range of opportunities alongside your studies. Our hired@UCB team will make sure you are well-matched for your placement and support your progress throughout the experience. The course is accredited by University College Birmingham and, as an undergraduate, you will have access to the University’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter. Do I need to buy any equipment? There are additional costs of about £100 for specialist equipment. What skills will I gain? You will learn the core business and people management skills needed to manage a salon or start your own salon business. You will explore customer behaviour, salon experience and a range of practical techniques. Your technical beauty therapy skills will be enhanced and you will learn to analyses issues that affect the beauty therapy sector and how to respond with effective strategies. What about the future? The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of areas in the beauty therapy and salon industry, whether that is working as a freelance therapist or as part of a team at a larger organisation. Graduates have gone on to work in: • Spa and beauty promotion • On luxury cruise ships • Spa assistant management • Creative supervision • Beauty product sales and marketing • Beauty assistant management

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,076
  • England Year 1 £9,076
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,076
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,076
  • Wales Year 1 £9,076
  • International Year 1 £9,700
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-02-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,076
  • England Year 1 £9,076
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,076
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,076
  • Wales Year 1 £9,076
  • International Year 1 £9,700