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Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup

This course provides an excellent introduction to professional makeup and hair artistry within the media industry.

You'll develop practical skills in our commercial salon, The Lounge, including how to present a professional image in the salon and will explore everything from hair plaiting, styling and makeup application to nail art techniques, the art of photographic makeup and using temporary hair colour.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty industry
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • Hair plaiting
  • Themed face painting
  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Styling women's hair
  • Basic makeup application
  • Nail art application
  • Creating a hair and beauty image
  • Colouring hair using temporary colour
  • Following health and safety in the salon
  • The art of photographic makeup

How is it assessed?

This course is assessed by practical observations, a portfolio of evidence and two exams.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications just passion and a commitment to your studies.

However, the ability to demonstrate great attendance, punctuality and an excellent work ethic will support you in your application.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving your qualifications in English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress on to one of the following:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
  • Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup
  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology
  • Level 2 Certificate in Barbering

Alternatively, you may want to move into employment as a beauty receptionist, makeup consultant, sales representative or become self-employed.

Additional Information

As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for financial support to cover these costs.

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