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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hair and Media Make-Up


Hair and Beauty

Study Mode

Full Time

Start Date



1 year

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Course Overview

Is hair and makeup your passion? Whether you want to work on red-carpet celebrities, transform actors for the big screen or make brides feel beautiful, this course is the perfect first stepping stone for your career. You’ll learn and work in the Aspire Academy of Hair and Beauty, the College’s own salon located at our Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury campuses. The salons feature professional products and industry-standard equipment; you’ll experience a realistic and immersive working environment while being fully supported by our experienced lecturers. In our salons you will work with members of the general public who are paying clients, giving you an incredible insight into the real world of work – both on reception and in the salon itself.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn a range of core skills needed for further training or to enter the world of work in the make-up industry.

The following units are compulsory:
• 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

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

To achieve this qualification, you must successfully complete the following assessments:
• One externally set, externally moderated practical assignment
• One externally set, externally marked theory exam

A minimum of three hours per week of home study is required and 30 hours of work experience.

You will be assessed while working on clients in the Aspire salons throughout the duration of the course.

The final qualification is a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry.

Entry Requirements

• 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and maths, or Beauty Therapy Level 1.
• A good reference.
• A good record of attendance.
• An interview.

Additional Costs and Information

You will need a uniform and kit for this course – this will be discussed at your 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?

This qualification will allow you to progress into junior roles in the make-up industry. Alternatively, you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Hair, Special Effects and Media Make Up Artistry where you can enhance the skills and knowledge that you have gained at Level 2 to progress into senior job roles and wider career choices.

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