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Hair & Media Make-Up Level 3 Diploma at Reading College

Course description

This course follows on from our Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up. You will learn advanced techniques and specialist applications for creating artistic looks. We will encourage you to further develop your imagination ready for employment in a highly creative industry. You do not need to be newly qualified but you must be committed, enthusiastic and self-motivated because the course encourages you to offer your hair and make-up skills to various organisations. This allows you to gain experience of things like theatre work, working to deadlines for shows, photo shoots, and even face painting at community events.

Course content

Health and safety, creative hair design, body art, media, fashion and photographic make-up airbrush techniques, and application of prosthetic pieces.

This course is taught using presentations, demonstrations, workshops, and participation in shows photo shoots and competitions. Home study, project work and research are also required. You will be assessed in your practical work and sit online assessments for your knowledge tests. You will build a portfolio as evidence of your assessments and pictures of your work for future employment.

You will learn the skills needed to work in many different roles within the hair and make-up industry. You could alternatively go on to a career in training and assessment. You will also gain work experience that will give you confidence to find employment once you have completed the course.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up Diploma. Ideally Level 2 in English and maths, functional skills (if not these will be included in your course). You need to be well presented, creative, have good communication skills, and show that you are focussed and committed to this industry.

Future opportunities

Depending on your other achievements you could go on to higher education to specialise in the different applications of make-up design. You will be able to go on to hair and beauty courses to enable you to work in a salon environment. This course also prepares you to become a freelance make-up artist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.