Hairdressing Courses

Start Date
Part Time

This one year course is held on a Wednesday daytime. It will give qualified/experienced hairdressers an insight into the barbering career path. You will learn techniques such as clipper work, scissor work, client consultation, cutting facial hair, blow drying and styling.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    • Working in the hair industry
    • Health and safety
    • Client consultation
    • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
    • Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
    • Cut men's hair
    • Cut facial hair
    • Create an image based theme within the hair sector.
  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    £342.98 Barbering kit, tunic and textbook (cost subject to change)

  • Entry Requirements
    You should have completed the Introduction to Barbering course at West Thames College or be a hairdresser with experience / a qualified hairdresser. 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

    If you are a fully qualified hairdresser you could progress to a Level 3 hairdressing course. An experienced hairdresser could gain Level 2 qualification in hairdressing. Or you can progress in a career in the barbering industry.

  • Assessment Method

    Assessment will include formal observations, assignments and test papers.

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

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering


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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