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Hair & Media Make-Up Level 2 Diploma at Reading College

Course description

This course is for those who wish to enter the media make-up industry. You will develop your knowledge and skills of makeup, beauty and hairdressing services required for this industry. 

The course covers a wide range of treatments, including makeup, body art, hair colouring and styling, eyelash and brow treatments, client care and consultation. You will work on a range of models of different ages, gender and ethnicity to develop your competence to work on all clients.

This course gives you the professional training for the next step in your career allowing you to progress into industry.

Working on models will allow you to gain experience of essential skills in hair and media make-up.

Course content

You will develop your competence in practical skills for aspects of Hair and Media Makeup Level 2. The course will provide a vocational qualification that enhances your employability and progression onto future courses.

We aim to develop all students as life-long learners

Entry requirements

Entry criteria is 5 GCSE grade C and above, including English and by successful interview. 

Applicants over 18 may be considered following a successful interview with an emphasis on life skills, employer references, previous education and communication skills. Applicants may be considered with a completed Level 1 in Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing and Functional Skills.

It is essential to purchase personal equipment and salon work wear costing £600 approx.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion of Level 2 you could progress onto the Level 3 Hair and Media Make-up course or employment in a variety of sectors including retail and self-employment.

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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    • BY RAIL

      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.