Hairdressing Courses

Start Date
Full Time

In this course you will develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills and techniques, maintain and improve services to the client, and learn how to contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    • Ensuring your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
    • Promoting additional products or services to clients
    • Providing hairdressing consultation services
    • Creating a variety of looks using a combination of cutting techniques

    Plus 5 options as discussed with your tutor.

  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    £137.88 hairdressing kit and textbook plus optional new tunic £25.30 (costs subject to change).

  • Entry Requirements

    You must have Level 2 in Hairdressing or equivalent. 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 can progress your career in salon management or take teacher training or assessor awards.

  • Assessment Method

    You will work towards a Level 3 qualification in hairdressing through practical assessments and by building a portfolio of work throughout the year. There are four areas of assessment:

    • Practical: You complete the task
    • Oral: You answer questions on your underpinning knowledge
    • Written: A portfolio of evidence or a written test or 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 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 02/09/2024

City & Guilds Level 3 VRQ Diploma


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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