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Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup Studies (Adult Course)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

If you want to work in hair and makeup within the media industry, this course gives you all the skills you need to be successful.

You'll create intricate makeup and hair designs, learn how to fake bruises, cuts and scratches for TV and film, and how to apply makeup for camera.

This course is suitable for those who wish to develop the practical skills required to launch a career as a professional makeup and hair artist within the media industry.

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.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • The art of photographic makeup
  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Apply makeup
  • Instruct on makeup application
  • Provide nail art
  • Body art design
  • Shape and colour eyebrows

You'll create intricate makeup and hair designs, 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 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English and maths.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information on the financial support that may be available, please visit our dedicated Adult Financial support page.

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 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Spa Massage Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technologies
  • Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Techniques

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.

Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Student Services for further information about the financial support available to you.

Ref: Ursula Roscoe

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“Being able to practise my skills on paying clients has given me the confidence to secure an apprenticeship working in a local salon.”

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