Hair and Media Make-up – Level 2

Our Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up course 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 making 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 in 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
    • Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments
    • The art of dressing hair
    • Nail art
    • Tanning
    • Face painting
    • Body art
    • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
    • Art of photographic makeup
    • Apply makeup
    • Plaiting and twisting
    • The art of colouring hair
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths
    • Possess an artistic flair
    • Have excellent people skills
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up.

  • How will this course be delivered?
    • Practical workshops within our onsite salon Elements
    • Theoretical studies
    • Tutorials from our awardwinning staff

    The study programme runs for two days a week and includes a 60-hour mandatory work placement.

  • How will I be assessed?
    • Practical observation in a salon environment
    • Written assignments
    • Online examinations throughout the course period
  • Other Information:

    Work experience opportunities:

    You will be required to attend a work experience placement as part of your Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up qualification. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 hours at your chosen placement. Work placement will prepare you for working in a live salon, greeting, and handling clients and carrying out multiple treatments as you would in a normal working day.

    You will also have opportunities to compete in internal and external competitions. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase your skills and experience the competitive industry.

    English and Maths:

    If you are between 16-18, you will be required to continue studying maths and English, alongside your main programme, if you have not achieved your GCSE grade 4 or above.

    Maths and English skills are also embedded into your Beauty Therapy course. You will develop your English skills by learning new terminology as we develop further knowledge of anatomy and physiology. You will also develop your communication skills as you learn how to act professionally. You will develop your Maths skills by learning how to organise your time to carry out treatments with commercially acceptable timing. You will also learn new mixing ratios for chemical products and how to handle payments on reception.


    All Hair and Beauty students are required to purchase KC-approved uniforms and kits.

  • Exam Board:

    Upon completion of this course, you can go on to study Level 3 Hairdressing or Level 3 Beauty Therapy here at Kidderminster College.


Start Date : September 2024 End Date : June 2025 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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