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

Full time 3 days a week over 1 year.

The level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments, removing hair using waxing techniques, applying make-up, manicure, pedicure and skincare.

You will need to purchase 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.

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.

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
  • Beards and mustaches must be neatly groomed and trimmed (stubble is not accepted)


  • Health & Safety
  • Client Care & Communication
  • Provide Manicure Treatment
  • Provide Pedicure Treatment
  • Apply Makeup
  • Provide Eyelash & Eyebrow Treatment
  • Provide Facial Skin Care
  • Remove Hair using Waxing Techniques
  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Apply Skin Tanning Techniques
  • Provide Nail Art
  • Create an image based on theme within the hair and beauty sector
Entry Requirements

2 - 4 GCSEs grade A*- D (preferrably 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

The following progression routes are open to you:

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments Employment

Study Methods
  • Health and Safety
  • Client Care and Communication
  • Provide manicure treatment
  • Provide pedicure treatment
  • Apply makeup
  • Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatment
  • Provide facial skin care
  • Remove hair using waxing techniques
  • Salon reception duties
  • Apply skin tanning techniques
  • Provide nail art
  • Create an image based on theme within the hair and beauty sector


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.