Hair & Beauty
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) 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

This course has been designed for learners setting out on the road to becoming a hairdresser. Through this qualification you will develop both skills and knowledge working in the hair and beauty sector, health and safety for yourself, your peers and your clients and how to present a professional image and work with others effectively. You will understand how to choose the correct shampoos and conditioners for your clients, use temporary colour and style both men and women’s hair. You will learn how to be effective when working on reception and create retail displays.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in hairdressing and will provide you with the foundation for further learning. It will also enable you to perform your own services and to assist others in the salon.

Entry Requirements

You will need to purchase salon wear, Level 1 hairdressing kit, textbooks and a fee towards consumables used on the course.

Assessment Method

Continual assessments throughout the course Written assignments Written / online exams Practical assessments undertaken on clients

Progression Opportunities
  • Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Womens Hairdressing

  • Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

  • Alternatively, you may wish to seek employment as an assistant receptionist or assistant hairdresser
Study Methods
  • Follow health and safety in the salon

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector

  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector

  • Presenting a professional image in a salon

  • Shampoo and conditioning

  • Colour hair using temporary colour

  • Styling womens hair

  • Styling mens hair

  • Hair plaiting

  • The art of dressing hair

  • Create a hair and beauty image

  • Salon reception duties

  • Create and maintain retail displays in the salon


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.