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Hair & Media Make-up Intermediate (Level 2)

This study programme covers a range of hair and media make-up skills, during this course you will cover both theory and practical aspects of working in the hair and media world, with focus on photographic techniques.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 Year
  • 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths 
OR
  • Equivalent Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 Years

  • 3 GCSEs at grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths, and a keen interest in hair and media make-up. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered. 


Course content

The study programme will include a mix of practical and theory sessions, as well as tutorials, with an individual timetable set across four days per week.

  • Subject units:
    • Working in Beauty Related Industries
    • Following Health & Safety Practice in the Salon
    • Client Care and Communication in the Related Industries
    • Applying Make-up
    • Providing Eyelash and Brow Treatments
    • Creating an Image Based on a Theme within the Sector
    • The Art of Photographic Make-up
    • Body Art Design
    • Applying Skin Tanning Techniques
    • The Art of Colouring Hair
    • The Art of Dressing Hair
    • Making and Styling a Hair Addition
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience:
    You will be expected to complete a minimum of 20 hours over the course of the year. 
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications: 
    • The programme will involve demonstrations of current media make-up techniques. 
    • There are also a range of workshops that you may wish to enrol on to advance your CV.

Assessment methods

Following your practical training, you will complete formative and summative assessments. The theory training will involve assignments and tests. You will be required to study at home and complete eLearning activities.

Further study and career options

On completion of this programme you could progress onto the Beauty Therapy Level 2, Hairdressing Level 2, Barbering Level 2 or the Theatrical Media Make-Up Level 3 course; this involves applying prosthetic pieces, fantasy hair design for performers, and creating and casting small prosthetic pieces and bald caps.

Additional information

To take part in this study programme you will need to pay approximately £18 for your uniform, £145 for a hair kit and £150 towards make-up materials to help complete your course.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 or 2 years 16/09/2019 Launch our fee calculator Free for most people.
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Brooks Hair & Beauty Salon J1069

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