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Foundation Degree in Hair and Beauty (Salon Management)

Birmingham Metropolitan College

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Course Level: Level 4 Entry Requirements: The philosophy behind the Foundation Degree is broadening access to higher education. Consequently, the aim is to offer places to anyone capable of demonstrating the ability and commitment necessary to undertake the course and who is in relevant employment. This will be assessed on an individual basis, but the normal entry requirements are as follows: ? 100 UCAS points with 80 points from at least one ??OEA?? level, BTech National award or equivalent. 20 points may come from Key Skills, AS and other units. ? All applicants will be expected to have attained a level 2 qualification in Maths and English, eg. GCSE Grade C, or above, Key Skills Level 2 or Adult Numeracy Level 2, Adult Literacy Level 2. A mix of work experience and qualifications including key skills attained at Level 2 will also be acceptable. If you do not have these qualifications but are over 21 years and have relevant work experience, other entry criteria may apply. Course Description: Foundation degrees are primarily designed for people who are currently employed. However there is a part-time route which would require you to have a relevant industry placement which will facilitate the essential elements of work-based learning. This is so that new ideas can be taken back to the workplace to make an immediate and direct impact on the work you do and your job prospects. The degree will be ideal for people who are considering starting their own salon business or would like to develop their business skills to improve the running of an existing salon. With the support of your employer, you will both be able to see immediate benefits from this staff development. ?The course is designed to focus on development of business skills essential to the opening and development of a small salon business ?Addresses the skills gap identified by ??-Habia?? , who set the sector?? s standards ?Provides the joint benefits of personal development and enhanced working practices ?Fast-track two year study ?Programme of study places emphasis on work-based learning ?All the assessments are work-based ?Extensive use will be made of tutorials and workshops as well as formal lectures ?You will have a mentor from within your company to assist you with the learning process ?You will have a personal tutor from the college where you enrol on the award Course Content: You will begin the course by gaining a better understanding of your own learning style and have the opportunity to think about your current and future skills needs. This stage of the award introduces you to the business planning process and prepares you for the management of human and financial resources. You will gather valuable research, analytical and planning skills which will be applied to the business context. The importance of communication within the business and to the external environment will also be explored. In the first stage of the course you will study: Semester One Study Skills ?? 20 credits Marketing for Success ?? 20 credits Semester Two Finance for Business?? 20 credits Entrepreneurial Business Planning ?? 20 credits Year-long Managing Individuals at Work ?? 20 credits Investigating Professional Practice ?? 20 credits The next part of the programme consolidates and develops the skills and knowledge acquired at the previous stage and is very much focussed on business growth strategies. You will explore areas specific to your chosen pathway and look at ways of exploiting the business potential by capitalising on the strengths of individuals within the business and through appropriate selling and customer relations techniques. The work based project will allow you to apply your knowledge and skill to an extended project specific to the needs of the business. Semester One Sales & Merchandising ?? 20 credits Pathway 1 ?? 20 credits Semester Two The Client Journey ?? 20 credits Pathway 2 ?? 20 credits Year-long Recruitment and Performance Management ?? 20 credit

Course Level: Level 4 Entry Requirements: The philosophy behind the Foundation Degree is broadening access to higher education. Consequently, the aim is to offer places to anyone capable of demonstrating the ability and commitment necessary to undertake the course and who is in relevant employment. This will be assessed on an individual basis, but the normal entry requirements are as follows: ?...

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