Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hair and Media Make-up
About this course
This course will prepare you with hair and make-up techniques for a career in the media industry.
What will I learn?

You will learn a wide range of hair and make-up techniques. You will develop skills in applying photographic make-up, dressing hair and create an image based on a theme.

Students will complete the following units:
  • Principles of working in the make-up industry
  • Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists
  • Principles of researching, developing and showcasing designs
  • The art of applying make-up
  • Hair artistry
  • Creative make-up artistry
Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D (3) or above (or equivalent) including English and Maths or Successful completion of a relevant subject at Level 1.

You will also be required to have a satisfactory interview and good references.

Study, assessment and qualifications

You will be assessed throughout you time at college, through your work on models in the Aspire 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.

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

Additional costs and information

You will need a uniform and a kit for this course. In cases of financial hardship funds may be available to help with the cost of this.

What could I do next?

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

If seeking employment, you could become:

  • a junior make up artist
  • a make up consultant in a department store