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

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.