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Hair & Media Make Up Level 2 Diploma
Study Mode
Full Time 
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Hair & Beauty 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*-D or acceptable alternatives including English Language.

Hair & Media Make Up Level 2 Diploma

This is an intermediate vocational qualification which focuses on the underlying principles and practices of professional make-up.

Key Units

You will study core and specialist units in:

  • How to apply make-up
  • iInstruct on make-up
  • Art of photographic make up
  • Body art design
  • Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
  • Hairdressing – art of dressing hair
  • Create an image based on a theme
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health and safety
  • Client care
  • Communication
Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course. This will include either maths or English to help you improve your skills in these areas. You will be given passwords for our online learning materials to support your learning.

There will be opportunities to go on trips relevant to the Hair and Make-up industry. Previous trips include: The IMATS Media Make-up exhibition in London, The Salon International and The Alternative Hair Show in London and The Clothes Show Live in Birmingham.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-D or acceptable alternatives including English Language.


The course is assessed entirely by coursework therefore you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines. Practical assessments will be carried out in the salon and make up studio following training and practice.

Where does this Lead

You could progress onto the level 3 Media Make-up course.

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Will this course suit me?
You need a degree of artist flair and an interest in both hair and make-up. You need to have physical stamina as you are often on your feet all day.

Extra Costs

You will be asked to purchase a uniform which must be worn at all times when in the salon. You will also need to have some key pieces of equipment that will be discussed when you come to the transition event. Those in financial hardship can apply for help from the college's Learner Support Fund.