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University College Birmingham

Beauty Therapy Management (Top-up)

UCAS Code: N297

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


HNC (BTEC)

P

Each HNC assessed individually - 120 Credits from a suitable and relevant subject must be achieved for entrance onto Year 2.

HND (BTEC)

P

Each HND assessed individually - 240 Credits from a suitable and relevant subject must be achieved for entrance onto Year 3.

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Beauty therapy

- **Course snapshot**

The UK beauty therapy and salon sector is booming, with an average turnover of around £5 billion a year. This 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 a freelance business or working in sales and marketing for beauty products companies.

- **Why should I study the course?**

The beauty sector is highly competitive and managers actively seek out candidates 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.

- **So what modules will I study?**

Year 3: Enterprise Risk Management, Innovation and Developments in Salon Services, International Marketing, Advanced Aesthetics and Research Project.

- **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. You with gain an understanding of a broad range of technical skills. Finally, you will learn to analyse issues that affect the beauty therapy sector and how to respond with the most effective strategies.

- **What about the future?**

The course will give you the confidence and knowledge 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

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Modules

Year 3: Enterprise Risk Management, Innovation and Developments in Salon Services, International Marketing, Advanced Aesthetics and Research Project.

Assessment methods

- **Teaching**
Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will have up to 16 contact hours made up as follows:

- Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures in lecture rooms.
- Smaller group teaching - 3 hours of teaching in smaller groups.
- Practical teaching - 4 hours of teaching in the salon environment. This depends on students entry qualifications.
- Tutorials - 3 hours being a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials per week.

- **Individual study**
In addition you are likely to need to commit to 20 hours a week of your own study time in preparation for teaching sessions and preparing for and completing assessment. UCB Online provides a 24 hour access to learning and support material.

- **Assessment**
Assessment is designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of assessment methods are used.

An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows, however this will depend on student’s entry qualifications and module pathways studied:

- Coursework - 70%
- Practical assessment - 22%
- Written examinations - 8%
- Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Sports and Creative Studies - BA/BSc

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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UK students
100%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
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Top job areas of graduates

84%
Therapy professionals
6%
Health associate professionals
3%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Beauty therapy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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