Hair and Media Make-Up Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: HB055
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Study mode: Full Time
Overview

Level 3 in Hair and Media Make-up is a fantastic programme that mixes both the theory and practical skills needed for a career in the media market which covers hair, make-up and creative skills. This course is ideal for those who are interested in the media, fashion, theatrical and magazine shoots.

You will advance your skills and give the creative and technical know-how to build your professional portfolio. Units will include Creative hairdressing skills, face & body art, Fashion and Photographic make-up, Airbrush make-up, Camouflage make-up and dressing hair using a variety of techniques.

What will I study?

The course will include units in artistic hair design, advanced make-up techniques including camouflage, photographic and fashion and will incorporate airbrushing and permanent lash applications. You will cover both mandatory and optional units. Units include:

  • Monitor and maintain Health and Safety practice
  • Working with colleagues within the beauty related industries
  • Camouflage
  • Apply airbrush make-up to face
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Styling and dressing hair
  • Media make up
  • Principles of studio photography
Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Media Make up or a related course. Applicants with relevant skills or qualifications may be considered at course leader's discretion.

FULL ATTENDANCE AT ALL TIMES IS ESSENTIAL

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments on models suitable for the look to be achieved during assessment. The outcomes will be graded as Pass, Credit or Distinction. Online or paper based testing and assignments if applicable to units undertaken.

What can I do next?

Once you have completed your Level 3 course, you will be able to progress into employment within the sector or to University. Many students progress to the University Centre at Blackburn College. A particular course students can progress on to is:

  • Business Studies Foundation Degree FdA
Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Hairdresser

  • £
    14,000
    + starting salary
  • 40 hours per week

If you enjoy hairstyling and like meeting different people, this could be the perfect job for you. Hairdressers cut, colour and shape clients' hair to create the look they want.

You can train as a hairdresser either full-time or part-time at a college. You could also work as a trainee, where you would learn on the job and go to college on day release.

To become a hairdresser, you will need to have customer service and 'people' skills. You’ll need creativity and an awareness of fashion. You’ll also need a willingness to learn new techniques and methods.

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Make-up Artist

  • £
    Variable
    + starting salary
  • Variable hours per week

As a make-up artist you would apply make-up and style hair for anyone appearing in front of a camera or a live audience. You may work in film, television, theatre, concerts, photographic sessions or fashion shows.

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Beauty Therapist

  • £
    12,000
    + starting salary
  • 30-40 hours per week

As a beauty therapist you will carry out face and body treatments for clients to help them look and feel better.

To work in this role you need to be open and friendly. You need to be able to make clients feel relaxed and also be a good listener. If you love the idea of making people feel good and look their best, a job as a beauty therapist could be perfect for you.

To get started as a beauty therapist you will usually need a qualification in a related subject such as beauty or beauty therapy. You may also be able to get into this job through an apprenticeship.??

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Beauty Consultant

  • £
    12,000
    + starting salary
  • 37-40 hours per week

Beauty consultants sell beauty products by helping customers choose the right products to buy. In this role you’ll give customers advice on how to make the most of their appearance, and sometimes give makeovers to demonstrate products.

To do this job you’ll need an outgoing personality and a friendly manner. You’ll need to be able to communicate well and have excellent customer service skills. If you’re interested in fashion and make-up then this job may be perfect for you.

You don’t need any specific qualifications to become a beauty consultant. You’ll need a smart appearance and a high standard of personal hygiene. Experience in retail, sales or customer service would be an advantage. ?

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Facilities

Based in the Elizabeth Building within our £65 million campus, our salons are equipped to the highest industry standards. We have our very own commercial Spa Academy Hair and Beauty studios, including a spa, five hairdressing salons, a specialist barbering salon, a nail room, four beauty therapy studios and a media make up studio.

Enrichment & Employability

Every year, our hair & beauty students compete in Regional and National competitions such as the annual Association of Hairdressers and Therapists, The National Hair Federation Competition and Skills Olympics.

We also take our students to regular external events such as trade exhibitions, fairs and seminars, and trips to Wella, Illamasqua and Dennis Williams, to enhance their knowledge and learning experience.

To help our students learn about working in the industry, we host an annual industrial week where a number of employers and manufacturers such as Dermalogica, Jane Iredale and NSI come in to college to teach extra-curricular skills and provide advice on how to gain employment or progress to the next stage of your career. Many of these employers also offer work placements and voluntary opportunities, to help our students become ready for the workplace.

In additional to this, students also have the opportunity to take part in community events at schools, community centres and charity events which builds confidence, skills and enhances your CV.

Many of our students have gone on to own their own salons and you can even progress onto higher education following your studies.