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.

About this course

The level 1 course in Hair and Beauty is a qualification designed to introduce you to a range of practical skills from across the hair and beauty industry to prepare you for employment. You will develop your practical skills through improving the appearance of hair, hands, feet, facial skin and learn to apply basic make up.


  • Face Painting
  • Make-Up Application
  • Hand, Foot & Nail Care
  • Nail Art
  • Skincare
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Design a Retail Display in the Salon
  • Promote Hair & Beauty Products
  • Health & Safety
  • Shampoo & Condition Hair
  • Hair Styling
  • Hair Colouring
  • Blow Dry Hair
Entry Requirements

The Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy has been designed for those wanting to prepare for a career as a Beauty Therapist, hair stylist, make-up artist, and make-up consultancy.


  • No formal entry requirements
Assessment Method

Continual assessment throughout the course Written assignments Written/online tests Practical assessments undertaken on paying clients E-portfolio of evidence

Progression Opportunities

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma in Theatrical and Special Effects Make-up Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Employment

Study Methods

Full time, 3 days a week over 1 academic year

  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Health and Safety
  • Presenting a professional image (Professionalism)
  • Working with others (Teamwork)
  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Skin Care (Facials)
  • Basic make-up (cosmetic make-up)
  • Nail Services
  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Blow dry hair
  • Plaiting and twisting hair
  • Prepare for hair and beauty services


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.