What will you learn in this Salon Management: Advanced Course ?

This course focuses on the administration and managing of a beauty salon. You will learn about managing personnel, how to provide excellent customer service and how to communicate professionally with staff and clients. You will also learn the basics of financial management, human resource management and labour relations.

Textbook costs included!

Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete this course.

Course Cost and Duration

At College SA we offer you the following ways in which you can pay for your studies:


  • Total Price
    *A once-off R950.00 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

Course Start Dates

With College SA you can start studying whenever you want, there are no specific course start dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.

Assessments Information

You will need to submit a Portfolio of Evidence or assignments which will be used to determine your competency. Once you have successfully completed the Portfolio of Evidence or assignments you will receive a certificate confirming course completion.

Accreditation Info

Status: Non-accredited course
Type & reward: College SA Provider Programme - certificate confirming course completion
Provided by: College SA
Minimum credits: N/A

College SA has put together a range of courses that address the need for affordable skills development. These courses, made up from a range of providers as well as some of our own proprietary material, have been developed specifically for distance learners to help them gain skills. Although these courses are non-accredited, they are extremely valuable for many students since the information is relevant, up to date and will help you improve your job performance in your chosen field. These courses are typically more affordable than accredited courses, do not require formal exams to pass and are often structured in such a way that you can level up your skills as you go along. They are perfect for self-development and demonstrate to employers/potential employers your willingness to learn and improve yourself thereby increasing your ability to find a job or get a better job.

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Entry Requirements

  • Grade 10.
  • Read and write English.
  • At least 16 years old.

What subjects make up this course:

What are subjects?

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.

This is the study material you will receive when you enrol for the Salon Management Advanced Course. Your study material for this course includes an ICB textbook, eleven study guides, nine College SA textbooks and various assessment guides.

Financial Management : Advanced

Learn to efficiently and effectively manage a company's finances to accomplish their objectives. This module covers cash management, analysis of financial statements, inventory and depreciation, which involves adjustment for fixed assets.

Human Resource Management Essentials

You will learn about human resource management as a function within an organisation. Equip yourself with the knowledge of workforce planning and job analysis, the process of recruitment and the role of motivation in the business. Learn how to analyse the role of training and development.

Financial Management Basics

This module is designed to give you a basic understanding of accounting and the processes involved. You will learn about the accounting cycle, income statements, balance sheets, financial statements and budgeting.

Customer Relationship Management

This module you will learn the fundamental skills for customer relationship management. You will understand the principles of market intelligent enterprises and how to effectively create loyal customers. Learn how to develop a successful customer relationship management programme and draw up a plan for implementation considering all factors including costs.

Introduction to Business English

This module covers the different elements and barriers of communication. You will get a general understanding of the communication process. As well as skills and techniques to interpret body language. Improve your speaking, listening, writing, telephone and reading skills. Understand how to work as part of a team, deal with conflict and what business ethics involve.

Personnel Management

This module differentiates between management and leadership. You will learn about different leadership styles and how to apply one (or a combination) of these styles to a business department. This module discusses how to effectively communicate and motivate employees to increase productivity. You will learn how to understand employee behaviour, how to make decisions , delegate work and evaluate employees.

Professional Salon Skills

You will learn how to effectively communicate (verbally and non-verbally) with clients, present a professional image, deal with client complaints and perform reception duties within a beauty salon. You will also learn how to assess clients and maintain hygiene standards.

Networking for Success

You will learn how to build relationships in business that are mutually beneficial. This module covers the do's and don'ts of networking, nurturing relationships and using the telephone, email and internet for networking purposes.


In this module you will learn about the differences between an entrepreneur, small business manager and an intrapreneur. It will equip you with the key success factors for entrepreneurship and explains the characteristics and important functional management skills that entrepreneurship entails. You will also be introduced to the basic business concepts, business environment and feasible small business ideas.

Business Ethics

This module introduces you to the ethical (what is considered right or wrong) conduct expected in business dealings. You will learn about establishing ethics in a business, ethical and unethical business decisions, ethical management and how to safeguard the ethics of a business.

Managerial Leadership

Equip yourself with the fundamental skills to effectively motivate, empower and lead people. Improve your leadership skills by planning, defining employee roles and priorities and how to handle a change process.

Business and Office Administration

This module covers filing systems and record keeping, keeping an office inventory and maintaining office equipment. You will also learn how to handle customer queries, communicate effectively, make travel arrangements and arrange business events. This module also covers business banking and finances.