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Preparing to Run a Hair and Beauty Business

Course Code: HBB

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

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About the course

You will need to have an understanding of being self-employed, promoting your business and insurance.

What you'll learn

This course will enable you to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding required to be a successful beauty therapy or hairdressing entrepreneur, including an awareness of the benefits and risks involved in running your own business.

Entry requirements

In order to be successful on this course you will need to have a relevant level 1 qualification or a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above.


Assessments are set, marked and internally quality assured by the College to clearly demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. All work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence.

What's next?

Progression routes include self-employment or further study of hairdressing and/or beauty therapy at level 2 upwards.

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.