Hair & Makeup Artistry - Level 2

Working as a hair and make-up artist in today’s fast-paced and ever evolving industry, often requires a combined knowledge, skill and expertise in both hair and make-up, ensuring practitioners can meet the competitive industry demands.

This qualification is ideal if you are looking to start a career as a make-up artist who possesses the required attributes to combine creativity, professionalism and methodology.

You will be prepared for the realistic expectations of working within the make-up industry, appealing to future employers and clients, across a variety of themes, looks and commercial settings.

To further enhance your employability skills there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement.

This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be carried out by a variety of methods including two theory examinations, graded end-of-unit practical summative assessments, and one final synoptic practical examination.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above with a Grade 3 in English and Maths.

Where can it take me?

  • College - Level 3 vocational qualifications including Theatrical & Media Make-up or Level 2 qualifications in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing

Additional information

You will have the opportunity to deliver treatments in the College Training Salons and participate in a number of enrichment activities, including visits to industry shows and competitions, such as World Skills.


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