West Thames College London


At West Thames College London, we offer full time, part time, or day release hairdressing and beauty courses, as well as apprenticeships in hairdressing. Our hair courses achieve high success rates and are staffed by teachers with extensive professional experience.

On your hairdresser course you'll train in our professional hair salons, which are open to the public, and take part in industry visits and exhibitions in the UK and overseas. After your hairdressing course, you'll be confident, qualified and job ready.

Key Facts:

  • Our students take part in (and often win) national competitions
  • Links with L’Oreal ensure that our students use the best products
  • We've hosted WorldSkills UK competitions in our outstanding facilities
  • Our students have reached the UK competition finals for WorldSkills 2012 and the Hairdressing Council 2013
  • Specialist barbering courses also available.

Hairdressing Courses

Full Time Courses
Foundation Hairdressing - Level 1 Level 1
Hair and Media Makeup Studies - Level 2 Level 2
Hairdressing - Level 2 Level 2
Hairdressing - Level 3 Level 3
Makeup Design and Hairstyling - Level 3 Level 3
Part Time Courses & Apprenticeships
Destination Hair and Beauty (with ESOL support) Level 1
Hairdressing - Level 1 (Evening) Level 1
Indian Bridal Hair Makeup and Mehndi Level 1
Introduction to Barbering Level 1
Introduction to Colouring Level 1
Introduction to Hair Extensions Level 1
Introduction to Hairdressing Level 1
Apprenticeship in Hairdressing - Intermediate Level 2
Barbering - Level 2 Level 2
Hairdressing - Level 2 (Evening) Level 2
Intensive Hairdressing - Level 2 Level 2
Apprenticeship in Hairdressing - Advanced Level 3
Intensive Hairdressing - Level 3 Level 3




  1. Adele Walsh

    City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma Hairdressing

    Adele Walsh

    “The teaching has been really good. You get one-to-one time with the teacher when you need it and you get regular feedback on your work. The environment is really friendly, relaxed and sociable and I’ve made lots of friends here. I’m now really confident in my hairdressing skills and I’m already working as a mobile hairdresser.”

  2. Salim Bekkaoui

    Barbering Level 2

    Salim Bekkaoui

    “The teachers were really great and very knowledgeable. The college is very welcoming, friendly, positive and supportive, and it’s a great environment to study in. After my course I’m going to continue working in a barber's to gain more experience and then I’m going to open my own business, which has always been my goal. Doing this course has been a big step towards achieving my goal.”

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