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Hair and Media Make-up VTCT Diploma Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to Level 3 Hair and Media Make-up or to another course in the department (Hair or Beauty) Level 2 or 3 (course requirements and interview depending) then onto university to study a media make-up or special effects make-up degree. You could also enter employment in theatres, TV studios, cosmetic counters and on cruise ships.

Who is it for?

This course provides an excellent grounding for those wishing to build a career as a make-up artist. This course consists of both hair and make-up modules including: make-up applications, hair preparation services, dressing and finishing hair, face and body art painting. You will have the opportunity to complete work for various competitions locally and nationally which have seen previous students take home numerous awards for their amazing designs. You will gain work experience in either a hairdressing salon or as a make-up artist.

What is covered?

You will study a range of units including:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Apply make-up
  • The art of photographic make-up
  • The art of hair dressing
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists
  • Total look for competition work
  • Themed face painting
  • Body art design
  • Nail art application
  • Eye treatments
  • The art of colouring hair
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Plaiting and twisting hair

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above, including English, maths and science.

It is desirable that you have a GCSE in an arts based subject, or currently hold a Beauty or Hairdressing Level 1 qualification.

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you. We will also enrol you on GCSE maths and English if you have not passed these at a grade 4.

We also run a ‘6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

·      Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks -sub­ject to availability

·     Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard, sub­ject to availability

·     One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Stamford College has been absolutely fantastic for me, the professional standards from highly skilled professionals who help you aim higher and achieve more. I hope to in the future open my own salon and continue my career in teaching.

Fay Wilkins
Hairdressing Level 3

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