Hair & Media Make-Up Level 2 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Hair & Media Make-up

Course Overview

UK creative industries generate more than 100bn a year to the UK economy and employ more than 2m people. This course offers you the technical and creative grounding you’ll need to become part of this expanding sector.

The course provides a balance between the practical and theoretical aspects of Hair and Media Make-Up Studies, where you will research and discuss a range of media looks and develop the essential skills of a make-up artist. With expert guidance you will develop your practical hair and media make-up skills to a high professional standard.

During practical lessons you will take part in a range of demonstrations, workshops, discussion and research activities presenting and communicating your ideas through practical work and a portfolio ‘look book’. Theory classes will involve developing your knowledge through discussion and answering questions in preparation for written examinations and assignments.

4 GCSE’s at grade 3 or above including English and maths.

Learn from our industry-renowned hair and make-up team, our excellent industry connections means that you will have a wealth of opportunities for work experience, placements and visits. Practical and creative skills will be developed alongside an in-depth knowledge. This course will immerse you into the exciting world of hair and make-up design.

The art of dressing hair
Client care and communication
Health and safety
Create am image
Cut hair
Lashes and brows
Shampoo and conditioner

Art of colouring hair
Plaiting and twisting
Themed face paint

Progression to Level 3 Hair and Media Make-Up on successful completion of the course.

What else could I do?

Our students have an excellent record of success with career prospects that include:
Freelance make-up artist
Theatre make-up artist
Film/TV make-up
Make-up designer
Working on cruise ships
Photographic make-up artist
Bridal make-up artist
Retail artist

You will be assessed continually throughout the course by practical assessments, research assignments, portfolio ‘look book’ and final written end exams.

A minimum of 36 hours work experience which is integral to the course and is assessed as part of the practical element.
High attendance and punctuality is an expectation for the course and is essential to certification and progression.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and ther European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on the 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners – please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.
Students will be expected to purchase a unifrom and kit, a bursary may be available on application.

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