Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hair and Media Make-up
About this course

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up Industry. These skills include carrying out services such as applying make-up and creative make-up artistry.

What will I learn?

This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the make-up industry. You will study the following mandatory content:

  • Principles of working in the make-up industry
  • Anatomy & physiology for make-up artists
  • Research, develop and showcase make-up and hair artistry designs
  • The art of applying makeup
  • Hair artistry
  • Creative make-up artistry.
Entry requirements

To enrol on this course, you must have 4 GCSEs at Grade D (3) or above (or equivalent) including English and Maths or Successful completion of a relevant subject at Level 1.

Your application will need to be supported by a reference, good record of attendance and an interview.

Study, assessment and qualifications

You will be assessed working on models in the Aspire Academy of Hair & Beauty salons.

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:
One externally set, externally moderated assignment
One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions

A minimum of 3-hours a week home study is required.

30 hours of work experience.

Final qualification: Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry

Additional costs and information

A kit and uniform will be required (discussed at interview)

In cases of financial hardship funds may be available to help with the cost of this.

We also arrange educational activities and competitions as part of the course which may incur an additional cost.

What could I do next?

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the skills and knowledge of health & safety, customer service and have the necessary technical skills to be employed as a make-up artist.

This qualification could lead to a job as a make-up artist working in one of the following establishments:

• Photographic studios

• Department stores

• Make-up stores

• Salon  

You could also work as a freelance make-up artist.

Upon completion, you can also progress onto a Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry, or a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing.