Course: Diploma in Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector Level 4

Study Level

Level 4


Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



The City and Guilds Level 4 Diploma in the Hair and Beauty Sector has been designed to help you progress within the hair and beauty industries.

This qualification is ideal for experienced and qualified hair and beauty professionals who work unsupervised, possibly in a supervisory or managerial role, and have a high level of relevant knowledge and skills.

You will study a selection of hairdressing units from hair colour correction, hair and scalp specialist services and managing the creation of a hair style collection, or a selection of beauty units from advanced epilation techniques, physiology of ageing, laser and light treatments for hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

Other modules you may study include:

  • Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector
  • Salon management
  • Sales management in the hair and beauty sector
  • Public relations in the hair and beauty sector
  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon
  • Research in the hair and beauty sector
  • Marketing in the hair and beauty sector
  • Human resource management within the hair and beauty sector

This course is practical-based and assessed in a realistic working environment. Knowledge and understanding are assessed through assignments and online tests.

This qualification could lead to jobs such as a management role within the hairdressing industry, or you could progress into employment or Higher Education .

This qualification is supported by the Hairdressing Council.

The cost of this course is £5,421, with loan options available. For further details please contact the Admissions team on 0800 854 695 or email A student kit will also need to be purchased for £550.  


To apply for this course you will need to have successfully completed Media Make-Up, Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing at Level 3.

Your entry will be assessed based on previous experience, initial aptitude test results and from discussing your goals and aspirations. You will need a reference from your tutor or employer and should take pride in your appearance, enjoy communicating with people, have enthusiasm, dedication and a mature attitude.


For each mandatory and optional unit chosen, you will be required to complete an assignment. The assignments will cover: practical tasks, presentations, demonstrations, and knowledge and understanding of tasks.


These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the hair and beauty sector including:

  • Professional media make-up artist
  • Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Salon owner/manager
  • Training provider