Professional Hair and Media Makeup – Level 2 Diploma

Level: 2 | Duration: 1 Year | Details: September 2018

What is this course about? In the hairdressing and beauty studies pathway qualifications, this programme of study will be of interest if you wish to work within the make-up industry, such as fashion, photographic studios, makeup counters or study as preparation for the Level 3 Theatrical, Special effects or Media Makeup Artistry qualifications . The programme will give you a comprehensive coverage of various fashion photographic make-up techniques and hairdressing techniques.

Why choose this course?

  • The experienced tutors have worked internationally within the film and TV industry
  • Winners in the World UK skills competition in fashion & creative makeup.
  • 100% pass rates
  • Excellent employment opportunities
  • Opportunities to gain a work placement and employment on photoshoots and fashion shows
  • Working on local and national film and TV projects

Entry Requirements 16/18: A minimum of 4 GCSE 9 – 3 grades including English Language and Maths. 19+: Interview and Level 2 English and Level 1 Maths on assessment or evidence of achieving within the last 5 years.


What will this course lead on to? Higher level course – Level 3 Theatrical, Special effects, hair and media make-up course, advanced prosthetics/special effects make up. Employment within the industry – Photographic studios, TV, film, fashion or theatre.

What will I learn on this course? You will be involved in both practical and theory sessions to gain your qualification including:

Applying creative make-up and photographic make-up,

Body art design,

Lash & brow treatments,

Health & safety,

The art of dressing short & long hair,

Basic hair colouring techniques,

Creating a fashion image based on a theme,

Enrichment Opportunities A wide range of enrichment activities are available to you including: Duke of Edinburgh Award, Driving Test Theory, Workshops from major product manufacturers, Trips and visits to competition events, hair & beauty fairs, Beauty & hairdressing sessions, Trips & work placements within the media industry.

How will I be assessed? You will be carrying out assessments throughout the year in preparation for your end of year practical assessment . You will also be assessed on your theory knowledge throughout the year, which will help prepare you for your final written test at the end of your course.

Are there any costs associated with this course? The course requires a full kit (costs for the 2018 kit to be confirmed) and a tunic top (approximately £25.00) plus postage and packing), you must also wear full length black trousers and a full black shoe. You will have to provide files etc. for your course work and photographic evidence is required for practical assessments. 19+: Course fee approximately £1,275. If you are in receipt of certain benefits or are starting your first full Level 2 or 3 course (conditions apply) your fees may be free, please enquire.

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