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Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup Studies

During this course, you will develop your skills in makeup applications, photographic makeup while assisting with makeup.

Unleash your creativity and create intricate face and body painting and nail art, whilst researching and developing different styles and trends for the industry and theatre.

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 units:

  • The art of photographic makeup
  • Following health and safety practice in the salon
  • Creating an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Applying makeup
  • Instruction on makeup application
  • Providing nail art
  • Body art design
  • Shaping and colouring eyebrows

You'll create intricate makeup and hair designs and as part of enrichment, you will learn how to fake bruises, cuts and scratches for TV and film, and how to apply makeup for camera. You'll even have the opportunity to explore nail art and body art design.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course by a combination of practical assessments, written assignments, end of module exams and portfolio building.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2021), 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 visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

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

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will be able to progress on to one of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
  • Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Makeup

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.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

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Why study Hairdressing and Barbering with us?

Real Experience

Practise your skills and knowledge by cutting, colouring and styling paying customers' hair.

Extensive Courses

We have a diverse range of courses with excellent progression opportunities.

Experienced Tutors

Tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach.

Industry Competitions

Stand out from the crowd with prestigious competitions such as WorldSkills and AHT.

Creative Environment

Develop your creativity and skills in our modern, commercial hairdressing salon, The Lounge.

Latest Brands

You will work with the latest salon brands such as L’Oréal and OSMO.