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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code
Awarding Body VTCT
Level Further Education
Start Date 06/09/2021

Course overview

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Make-up Artistry is a Technical Qualification aimed at learners aged 16-19 who are in a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed hair and make-up artist.

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a Make-up Artist.

  • Face and Body Art Painting
  • Fashion and Editorial Make-up.

This course is run in the David Hockney Building at the main city centre campus.

What you'll study

Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and Health and Safety.

You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan for and provide make-up applications, hair preparation services, fashion and editorial make-up and face and body painting.

You will develop your abilities to ensure continuity services are adhered to for make-up application and hair services, whilst developing the abilities to produce a total look for competition work.

You must achieve all mandatory units of study which include:

  • Health Safety and Hygiene
  • Make-up Applications
  • Hair Preparation Services
  • Continuity Planning for Make-up Services
  • Dress and Finish Hair Services
  • Continuity Hair Services
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Make-up Artists
  • Total Look for Competition Work.

You will develop communication and customer service skills, an awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, teamwork and research skills will also be developed.

  • Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and Health and Safety.

    You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan for and provide make-up applications, hair preparation services, fashion and editorial make-up and face and body painting.

    You will develop your abilities to ensure continuity services are adhered to for make-up application and hair services, whilst developing the abilities to produce a total look for competition work.

    You must achieve all mandatory units of study which include:

    • Health Safety and Hygiene
    • Make-up Applications
    • Hair Preparation Services
    • Continuity Planning for Make-up Services
    • Dress and Finish Hair Services
    • Continuity Hair Services
    • Anatomy and Physiology for Make-up Artists
    • Total Look for Competition Work.

    You will develop communication and customer service skills, an awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, teamwork and research skills will also be developed.

Assessment

You will learn practical skills in excellent purpose-built training salons working in a commercial training environment.

Practical knowledge will be supported by theory lessons.

Assessments of practical skills will be graded Pass/Merit/Distinction in a range of assessments.

You will be required to produce a developmental portfolio showing the skills you have learned.

You will also need to complete two external exams graded Pass/Merit/Distinction.

Entry requirements

Level 1 Diploma Hair and Beauty. Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade D/3 including English and Maths.

English and/or Mathes will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Next steps

As a hair and make-up artist you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts including: theatre and film, beauty/hair salons, self employed make-up artists and cosmetic counter staff. You may wish to extend your knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up.

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Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee. See our Further Education tuition fees page for more details.

Things you will need

You will need to:

  • Purchase and wear a uniform.
  • Purchase a make-up kit.
  • You may also have to provide some of your own models.
  • There may be additional costs for enrichment activities, such as attending trade fairs, conferences etc.

All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Hair & Beauty Department during July, August and September.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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