Vocational Course

Hair, Make-Up & Beauty Techniques Level 2

Full-Time
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About this course

Working as a 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.

What will I learn?

  • Make-up Applications - this unit covers how to apply a range of cosmetic and skin-care products, techniques and looks, to suit the needs and requirements of the client
  • Hair Preparation Services - this unit covers how to correctly prepare hair for a variety of hair treatments
  • Dress and Finish Hair Services - this unit covers how to dress hair and finish hair into a variety of styles, using a range of tools, products and equipment
  • Continuity Hair Services - this unit covers how to provide the continuity of hair services, to ensure the deliverance of maintenance and accurate detailing within a Media setting
  • Fashion and Editorial Make-up - this unit covers how to create a range of contemporary high fashion and editorial looks, using a variety range of products, tools and techniques
  • Face and Body Art Painting - this unit covers how to create a range of themed face & body-art looks, using a variety of products, tools and equipment
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Make-up Artists - this unit will provide you with the underpinning knowledge required within each unit
  • Total Look for Competition Work - this unit covers how to design and create a ‘total look’ of choice, required for competition work, factoring the Hairstyle, Make-up and costume
  • Continuity Planning for Make-up Services - this unit covers how to provide the continuity of make-up services, to ensure the deliverance of maintenance and accurate detailing within a Media setting
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene - this unit will help you learn to risk assess and manage a practical session

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
Assistant Technician
Assistant Stylist
Self-employment
Fashion Assistant

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.