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.

About this course

This apprenticeship will give you the foundation for a career as a beauty therapist with a focus and interest in make-up services.

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy/make-up and includes all the required elements to work effectively in the profession. Units included in this qualification are:

  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety;
  • Promote additional products or services to Customers;
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work;
  • Provide facial skin care treatment;
  • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and Eyelashes;
  • Provide make-up services;
  • Instruct clients in the use and application of skin care products and make-up.

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to advise and consult with clients to provide a complete service. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

In addition to completing mandatory units, learners are required to achieve five credits from optional units which include:

  • Enhance appearance using skin camouflage;
  • Fulfil salon reception duties;
  • Provide threading services.
Entry Requirements

You will need to reach a minimum of E3 in an English and Maths assessment.

Assessment Method

This qualification will be assessed through exams and in work assessment.

Study Methods

This apprenticeship will be delivered through classroom session, one day each week during term time. Apprentices will be expected to self-study outside of the classroom and their working hours.


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.