Hair & Beauty
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques in the following units; the creative art of cutting women's hair, the artistic skill of colouring, imaginative dexterity of styling and dressing hair, and how to provide effective consultation support for colleagues.

Entry Requirements

You will need to purchase salon wear, equipment, textbooks and a fee towards consumables used on the course.

Assessment Method

Continual assessment throughout the course Written assignments Written / online tests Practical assessments undertaken on paying clients

Progression Opportunities

Career opportunities as an advanced hairdresser/senior stylist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Commercial salons
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Television, film, theatre and media
  • Armed services
  • HM prison service
  • Cruise liners
  • Hospitals/care homes
Study Methods
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

  • Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues

  • Colour hair to create a variety of looks

  • Cut womens hair to create a variety of looks

  • Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques

  • Promote and sell products and services to clients

  • Creative hairdressing design skills

  • Bridal hairstyling

  • Hair colour correction


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.