Hair and Beauty

Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up, Level 2

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?

Course overview

If you are interested in how costume hair and make-up is applied then our Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up, Level 2, could be the course for you. This is a one year course which you will learn the skills needed to be a confident Hairdresser and the art of make-up application.

This course will build your knowledge and skills to obtain a recognised qualification within the hair and beauty industry. The content of the course is very comprehensive and includes; the art of dressing hair, photographic make up application, client care and communication, shampooing, cutting, colouring of the hair, nail art, Mehndi design and plenty of hands on opportunities for you to be creative.

Compulsory work experience hours within the course provides opportunities to gain valuable experience working in a business outside of the College environment; placements have included working with fire and rescue teams mocking up casualties. You will also have the opportunity to visit the MAC studio at Birmingham Bullring and IMATs show in London.

Please note that for all hair and beauty courses it is a mandatory requirement to wear uniform.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs (A*-D) or (grade 3 and above) including English and maths or an appropriate qualification in either beauty therapy or hairdressing. Entry will subject to a satisfactory interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Photographic Make-up
- Health and Safety
- Creating an Image Based on a Theme
- The Art of Dressing Hair
- Colouring Hair
- Body Art Design
- Themed Face Painting
- Applying Make-up
- Mehndi Design
- Nail Art

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is progressive and unit based with credit being given for skills as they are practiced.

What can I do next

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress onto the Diploma in Theatrical
and Media Make-Up, Level 3.

You will also be open to a range of careers including (but not limited to):
- Theatre, Film and TV Hair and Make-up Artist
- Special Effects Specialist
- Prosthetics Specialist
- Wig work and Facial Postiche Specialist
- Body Art Make-up Artist
- Period Drama Hair and Make-up Artist