Hair & Beauty
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

This is a level 2 course in beauty makeup, it is a good introduction to both beauty and makeup. It will enable you to understand different aspects of the beauty and the makeup industry, from being responsible for maintaining health and safety within the salon, as well as helping clients to maintain their skin and their makeup application.

Learners will be required to practice all treatments/services on themselves and each other prior to assessment, to be able to do this learners will have to remove all of their own make-up including false eye lashes, no false nails, no jewellery during practical lessons, this is in order for everyone to gain the relevant practical experience throughout the course.

You will need to purchase textbooks, salon uniform to wear whilst working in salon and an equipment kit to be able to carry out practical treatments. These must be purchased within the first 2 weeks of September or within 2 weeks of enrolling on the course. Uniform must be laundered, well maintained and worn in all practical lessons.

Dress Code: Nails must be well maintained, short and without nail varnish Make up should be natural looking Hair must be clean, well-cared for and tidy. If your hair is longer than shoulder length, it will need to be tied up in a bun Personal jewellery is not allowed during practical lessons

Units Provide facial skin care Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes Provide makeup services Instruct the client to use and application of skin care products and makeup Develop and maintain effectiveness at work Provide additional services and products to customers Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety.

Entry Requirements

2 - 4 GCSEs grade A*- D (preferably in maths or English) or A recognised Level 1 qualification.

Assessment Method

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

Progression Opportunities

Progression Opportunities

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Specialised Techniques VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up Employment into the industry


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.