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Following Health & Safety Practice in the Salon

Course Code: HSHB

Level: 2
Subject area: Complementary Therapies
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Four weeks
When you'll study: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 9.00pm

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About the course

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the principles of health and safety at work within a salon, barber shop or spa. It will introduce the overarching legislation and explore the measures designed to protect the health and safety of people in the workplace, including staff, visitors and members of the public. It will also develop knowledge of how to recognise hazards and their associated risks, along with the understanding of skills required to manage a safe and hygienic work environment that meets with the necessary regulations and legislation requirements.

What you'll learn

The course covers the following subjects:

  • know the principles of health and safety
  • understand how to maintain health, safety, hygiene and security practices
  • understand how to follow emergency procedures.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


There are no exams.

What's next?

You may progress onto a range of health and safety courses, which can be studied via online learning.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.