Hair and Media Make-Up Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: HB044
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study mode: Full Time
Overview

This Level 2 Hair & Media Make-up course will prepare and give people skills on the road to becoming a media make-up artist.

What will I study?

The course will include units in dressing, colouring and styling hair, creating an image, basic photographic make up, body art, application of make up and tanning techniques. Mandatory units include:

  • Apply make up
  • Body art design
  • The art of photographic make up.
  • Provide eyelash and brow treatments
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • The art of colouring hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Make and style a hair addition
  • Apply skin tanning techniques
Entry Requirements

For students 16+ you will need 3 GCSEs Grade C or equivalent. Mature learners 19+ will be considered from the interview who display a keen interest in the subject or some background in art/design.

FULL ATTENDANCE AT ALL TIMES IS ESSENTIAL

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments on models will be graded as Pass, Credit or Distinction. The course is assignment based with written tasks being set weekly.

What can I do next?

You will be able to progress onto a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, Barbering or Media Make up or an apprenticeship if you are successful in your studies.

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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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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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.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

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.