Hairdressing Courses

Start Date
Part Time

This course covers all aspects of European hair at Level 2. You will learn how to shampoo and condition the hair and scalp, style hair using drying and setting techniques, cut, perm, neutralise and change hair colour using basic techniques and you will have L'Oreal training days in colouring. You can take part in competitions and visit trade fairs. We recommend you have salon experience whilst studying.

This course is primarily aimed at adult students aged 19+.

  • About the Course

    You will cover all aspects of European ladies' hairdressing, learning practical skills enhanced by theoretical knowledge. The structured and flexible programme enables you to progress and achieve a recognised qualification.

    The teaching classes include:

    • Practical workshops and theory
    • Portfolio assignments
    • Special features - trips, exhibitions, competitions (internal and external)
    • Work placement/experience
    • Assessment feedback on your programme.

    You will study:

    • Health and safety in the salon
    • Client consultation for hair services
    • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
    • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
    • Cut women's hair
    • Cut men's hair
    • The art of dressing hair
    • Colour and lighten hair
    • Perm and neutralise hair
    • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector.
  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    £284.98 for new students hairdressing kit, tunic and textbook
    £208.68 - for progression students from level 1 hair -hairdressing kit & textbook plus optional new tunic £25.30

    (All costs are subject to change)

  • Entry Requirements
    This course is aimed mainly at adults. You do not need any formal qualifications, but you must have some work experience involving dealing with the public. Good written and oral communication skills are essential. Acceptance for the course is by interview, which will be arranged on receipt of your application. 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

    Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing (with more work experience) or specialist units at Level 2 and/or employment.

  • Assessment Method

    Assessment is continuous throughout the course. You will develop a portfolio of evidence which includes documentation of competence from observations; oral questioning, assignments and written tests. There are four areas of assessment:

    • Practical: you carry out the skill
    • Oral: you answer questions on your underpinning knowledge of the skill
    • Written: a portfolio of evidence or a written test or an assignment, depending on the unit.
    • Online tests.

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+

Total fees £1,350.00

Part Time

Level 2

Location Isleworth

Start Date 02/09/2024

City & Guilds Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing


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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