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

Attendance - Full time three days a week over 1 year This qualification has been designed specifically to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques in media, special effects and camouflage make-up. You will learn how to apply small prosthetic pieces and bald caps, style and fit postiche and the art of airbrush make-up.

You will study units such as:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries

  • Apply airbrush make-up to the face

  • Camouflage make-up

  • Media make-up

  • Fashion and photographic make-up

  • Style and fit postiche

  • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps

  • Wig services

  • Provide self-tanning

  • Create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps

  • Design and apply face and body art

  • Fantasy hair design for performers

  • Additional Information

You will need to purchase salon wear, equipment, textbooks and a fee towards consumables used on the course.

Entry Requirements
  • NVQ/VRQ Level 2 qualification in one of the following: Hair and Media Make up / Hairdressing / Beauty Therapy Relevant experience (for mature applicants) will be considered

2 GCSEs including English Language at Grade A* - D or equivalent Good literacy and Numeracy skills Interview

Assessment Method

How will I be assessed?

Continual assessment throughout the course Written assignments Written / online tests Practical assessments

Progression Opportunities

What can I do after the course?

The following progression routes are open to you: Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management Employment into the industry

Study Methods

Industry standard workshops Demonstrations Assignments, written and practical assessments Salon sessions Educational visits to trade shows and exhibitions Presentations by industry professionals i.e Steiner Industry days - Workshops by Industry Professionals
Work placements Promotional events including skills fairs, charity events, open days and evenings. End of year show case


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.