Hair & Beauty

The Hair & Beauty course is fast growing creative industry that constantly changes and shapes depending on the trends set by the world. This course offers you a chance to be a tremendous expressive force in the industry whether it is to develop a relevant specialist or professional skill. Students will gain hands-on experience when getting to work in commercial hairdressing and treatment salons. You will be able to participate in regional competitions to showoff your new;y acquired skills and prove yourself within the industry. West College London has industry connections which means major product houses and industry professionals are frequent guests and offers the students informative presentations, demonstrations and workshops. This creates an enriched learning environment that accelerates your experience and ensuring your up-to-date with current beauty trends.

Below are the course qualifications that provide different career roots you may be interested in. 

Qualifications:

STEP UP TO HAIR & BEAUTYINTRODUCTION TO HAIR & BEAUTY - LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATEBARBERING - LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE (ADULTS)BEAUTY MAKE-UP - LEVEL 2 DIPLOMABEAUTY SPECIALIST TECHNIQUES - LEVEL 2 DIPLOMABEAUTY THERAPY TREATMENTS - LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA (ADULTS)WOMEN'S HAIRDRESSING - LEVEL 2 DIPLOMATHEATRICAL, SPECIAL EFFECTS, HAIR AND MEDIA MAKE-UP - LEVEL 3 DIPLOMAWOMEN's HAIRDRESSING - LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 01/02/21
End date 02/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Location Hammersmith
Qualification level Level E
Fees (16-18) N/A
Fees (19+) £ 150.00
Requirements: Must be aged between 16-18. You must be able to attend an interview and be able to discuss your reason for pursuing Hair & Beauty.
Assessment Method: You will be assessed throughout the course including written assignments, written/online tests, practical assessments undertaken on paying clients and developing an E-portfolio of evidence of work.

Units:

  • An introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • How to present a professional image in a salon

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 1 Hair & Beauty
  • Level 1 Hairdressing
  • Progression onto Employment opportunities:
    – Salon Assistant
    – Salon Apprentice
    – Salon Receptionist – Part Time
    – Retail Therapist

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 07/09/20
End date 09/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Location Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 1
Fees (16-18) FREE
Fees (19+) £ 475.00
Requirements: Must be aged 16 or over. No other requirements other than to attend an interview and be able to discuss your reason for pursuing Hair & Beauty.
Assessment Method: You will be assessed throughout the course including written assignments, written/online tests, practical assessments undertaken on paying clients and developing an E-portfolio of evidence of work.

Units:

  • Face Painting
  • Make-Up Application
  • Hand, Foot & Nail Care
  • Nail Art
  • Skincare
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Design a Retail Display in the Salon
  • Promote Hair & Beauty Products
  • Health & Safety
  • Shampoo & Condition Hair
  • Hair Styling
  • Hair Colouring
  • Blow Dry Hair

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Diploma in Theatrical and Special Effects Make-up
  • Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Employment

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 29/09/20
End date 09/05/21
Duration >29 weeks
Locations Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 2
Fees (16-18) N/A
Fees (19+) £ 475.00
Requirements: Must be aged 18 or over. Level 1 English qualification. Cutting experience is desirable but is not essential.
Assessment Method: You will be assessed throughout the course including written assignments, written/online tests, practical assessments undertaken on paying clients and developing an E-portfolio of evidence of work.

Units:

  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Cut facial hair
  • Cut mens hair

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 3 Certificate in Barbering

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 07/09/20
End date 09/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Locations Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 2
Fees (16-18) FREE
Fees (19+) £ 1295.00
Requirements: 2 – 4 GCSEs grade A* – D (9 – 3) in English and Maths
OR
Recognized Level 1 Qualification
Assessment Method: You will be assessed throughout the course including written assignments, written/online tests, practical assessments undertaken on paying clients and developing an E-portfolio of evidence of work.

Units:

  • Provide facial skin care
  • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes
  • Provide makeup services
  • Instruct the client to use and application of skin care products and makeup

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Specialized Techniques
  • Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry
  • Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical
  • Level 3 Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up
  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
  • Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments
  • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments 
  • Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
  • Employment into the industry

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 07/09/20
End date 09/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Locations Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 2
Fees (16-18) FREE
Fees (19+) £ 1675.00
Requirements: 2 – 4 GCSEs grade A* – D (9 – 3) in English and Maths
OR
Recognized Level 1 Qualification
Assessment Method: You will be assessed throughout the course including written assignments, written/online tests, practical assessments undertaken on paying clients and developing an E-portfolio of evidence of work.

Units:

  • Health & Safety
  • Client Care & Communication
  • Provide Manicure Treatment
  • Provide Pedicure Treatment
  • Apply Makeup
  • Provide Eyelash & Eyebrow Treatment
  • Provide Facial Skin Care
  • Remove Hair using Waxing Techniques
  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Apply Skin Tanning Techniques
  • Provide Nail Art
  • Create an image based on theme within the hair and beauty sector

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
  • Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments Employment
  • Level 3 Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up
  • Employment into the industry

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 07/09/20
End date 09/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Locations Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 2
Fees (16-18) FREE
Fees (19+) £ 3345.00
Requirements: Level 2 Qualification in Beauty Therapy and 2 – 4 GCSEs grade A* – D (9 – 3) in English and Maths
OR
Level 2 Qualification in Beauty Therapy and Functional Skills Level 2 Qualification
Assessment Method: You will be assessed throughout the course including practical assignments, examinations, synoptic assessments and developing an E-portfolio of evidence of work.

Units:

  • Health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and Consultation
  • Body Analysis
  • Swedish Massage Therapy
  • Facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Body electrotherapy treatments
  • Electrical Science
  • Mechanical Massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology for the face and Body

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 4 Holistic Therapies Advanced Beauty Therapy
  • Level 4 Salon Management
  • Employment into the industry:
    – Beauty Salon
    – Health Spa
    – Cruise Liners
    – Care Homes
    – Airlines and hotel chains

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 07/09/20
End date 09/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Locations Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 2
Fees (16-18) FREE
Fees (19+) £ 1675.00
Requirements: 2 – 4 GCSEs grade A* – D (9 – 3) in English and Maths
OR
Recognized Level 1 Qualification
Assessment Method: You will be assessed throughout the course including written assignments, written/online tests, practical assessments undertaken on paying clients and developing an E-portfolio of evidence of work.

Units:

  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut womens hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Display stock to promote sales in a salon
  • Promote products and services to clients
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Employment in a hairdressing salon
  • Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 09/09/20
End date 02/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Locations Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 3
Fees (16-18) FREE
Fees (19+) £ 3345.00
Requirements: NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Hair and Media Make up or Level 2 Hairdressing or Level 2 Beauty Therapy with:

2 – 4 GCSEs grade A* – D (9 – 3) in English and Maths
OR
Recognized Level 1 Qualification

Assessment Method: You will be assessed throughout the course including written assignments, written/online tests, practical assessments undertaken on paying clients and developing an E-portfolio of evidence of work.

Units:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Apply airbrush make-up to the face
  • Camouflage make-up
  • Media make-up
  • Style and fit postiche
  • Wig services
  • Provide self-tanning
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Fantasy hair design for performers

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management
  • Employment into the industry

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 07/09/20
End date 09/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Locations Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 3
Fees (16-18) FREE
Fees (19+) £ 3345.00
Requirements: NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Hairdressing with:

2 – 4 GCSEs grade A* – D (9 – 3) in English and Maths
OR
Recognized Level 1 Qualification

Assessment Method: You will be assessed throughout the course including written assignments, written/online tests, practical assessments undertaken on paying clients and developing an E-portfolio of evidence of work.

Units:

  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Hairdressing consultation
  • Hair cutting services
  • Hair colouring services
  • Setting and dressing services
  • Blow drying and finishing services
  • Colour correction services

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 4 Salon Management
  • Specialist Hair and Scalp Services
  • Advanced Hair styling
  • Employment as an advanced hairdresser/senior stylist into various industries:
    – Commercial salon
    – Independent/self-employed/mobile/home – based settings
    – Product manufacturing and training
    – Television, film, theatre and media
    – Armed services
    – HM prison service
    – Cruise liners
    – Hospitals/care homes

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