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 VTCT Level 2 Certificate in African Caribbean Hairdressing is a short course designed to introduce the development of basic practical skills and knowledge to enter into the Afro Caribbean hairdressing industry.

You will learn:

  • the technical skills of relaxing African Caribbean hair type;
  • creative art of styling and finishing Afro Caribbean hair type and also,
  • how to provide effective consultation services for clients.

You will have the opportunity to take part in the ‘Salon Showcase’ towards the end of the academic year.

The purpose of the course is to develop technical practical skills to a high standard to ensure occupational ability to perform your own salon services.

Entry Requirements

Age 16 - 18 and or 19 and above

GCSE grades A* - 4 including English and Mathematics (there is opportunity to complete this during the course).

There will be a fee towards consumables used on the course. You will need to purchase a uniform and hairdressing kit prior to starting the course as well as textbooks.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed using the following methods:

  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Exams (online assessment)
  • Practical observations
  • Projects
  • Tutorial one-to-one
Progression Opportunities

Progression Qualification

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma Hairdressing

Specialist vocational Qualification

  • Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Barbering
  • Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Colouring Hair

Employment in a hairdressing salon.

Study Methods

Client consultation for hair services Follow health and safety practices in the salon Style and finish African type hair Relax African type hair These will include; research, group and individual work.


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.