Hairdressing Courses

Start Date
Part Time

ESOL Destination courses are for more advanced ESOL students and consist of both English (ESOL) and vocational study, leading to nationally recognised qualifications. You will study ESOL with Hair and Beauty at Level 1.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    • Hairdressing skills
    • Health and safety
    • Beauty therapy
    • ESOL: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • Entry Requirements

    You do not need to have any previous qualifications in hairdressing or beauty therapy. You should have a pass at ESOL Entry 3 or equivalent. You will be interviewed before you enrol on the course, and you will have a written assessment to establish your level of language skills. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    You will be encouraged to develop your own learning plans for the future and you will have the opportunity to get advice from careers advisers and other agencies. When you complete this course, you may wish to go on to further study leading towards Level 2 in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy, following a successful application and interview.

  • Assessment Method

    Assessment is continuous throughout the course and you will build a portfolio of work leading to VTCT Level 1 in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector. You will also work towards Skills for Life English.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+

Part Time

Level 1

Location Isleworth

Start Date 09/09/2019

Edexcel ESOL Skills for Life VTCT Level 1 in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector


Margaret Harris
Lecturer in Hairdressing and Barbering

“I studied at West Thames College before becoming a manager of a Regis salon. I now work alongside the teacher who trained me all of those years ago! In teaching I have truly found my calling.”

Margaret Harris

Sandra Cooper
Lecturer in Hairdressing

Former student, Sandra, joined the college as the salon receptionist before studying for her teaching qualification. “It’s a brilliant feeling passing on your skills to the students and seeing how they progress throughout their time at college.”

Sandra Cooper
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