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

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.


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.

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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.

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