Hair & Media Make-Up Diploma – Level 2

Our Level 2 Diploma will help catapult you into the work of media, hair and make-up; training to a high standard and gaining real life experience within the theatrical and media industry, our students are taught and coached through a vast variety of techniques and skills essential to make it in the world of media artistry.

Throughout this qualification, you'll gain valuable skills and develop your knowledge through activities by working with Kidderminster Fire Service recreating accident scenes and teaming up with our own Performing Art department here at the college.

The skills gained on this course will allow you to progress towards working in a diverse industry, ranging from fashion and beauty to theatre and special effects

Providing a strong foundation for further study, this course is a must have for any aspiring make-up artist's CV!

  • What will be studied

    During this course you will cover the following modules through practical, group, tutorial and theoretical work:

    • The art of dressing hair
    • Photographic make-up
    • Make-up application
    • The key elements of successful client care
    • Designing and implementing nail art
    • Mastering face painting
    • Body art
    • Creating an image based on a theme
  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to be considered for this in-demand programme, you will need:   

    • 4 GCSE's at grade 3 of above, including maths & English
    • Provide a suitable reference
    • Complete a written task
    • Possess an artistic flair
    • Have excellent people skills

    You will be required to attend an interview at the college to assess your suitability for the course.

  • Where does this course lead to?

    Upon successful completion of this Level 2 qualification, learners may choose to develop their skills further by undertaking Technical Level qualifications at Level 3, including:

    • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make- Up Studies
    • VTCT Level 2  NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
    • VTCT Level 2  NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    At the end of this study programme you will gain a Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This programme will be delivered via

    • Practical workshops within our on-site salon Elements
    • Theoretical studies
    • Tutorials from our award-winning staff.

    The study programme is 2 days a week and also includes a 60 hour mandatory work placement.

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary.

    Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Students will have their practical hairdressing, make-up artistry and beauty skills assessed in a realistic salon working environment. Written assignments and online examinations are also used to assess learners' knowledge and understanding.

  • How to get a place?

    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE 

  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or for more information.

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad

    Due to the nature of this course a course kit and uniform will be required.

  • Exam Board:

    Career opportunities as a hair and make-up artist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

    • Make-up counters
    • Commercial hair and beauty salons
    • Television/ film set
    • Catwalks/ fashion shoots.
    • Product development, manufacturing & training


Start Date : September 2021 End Date : July 2022 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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