Accessibility links

Hair and Media Make Up Level 2 at EKC Group

Course description

Perfect if you want to develop your practical skills to an advanced level, to provide hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, fashion and photographic industries

Course content

You will learn the practical skills needed at an advanced level in a variety of techniques across the following: media, special effects and camouflage make-up, styling and dressing hair, fantasy hair design, how to apply ready-made small prosthetic pieces and bald caps, monitoring and maintaining health and safety, client care and communication, how to style and fit a postiche and the complex skill of airbrush make-up.

You will also cover: art and fashion photography, make up application, themed face painting, body art and design, shampoo and conditioning, the art of dressing hair, eyebrow treatments and safety in the salon.

You will continue to work alongside industry professionals and creative partners on projects internally and externally, get the opportunity to participate in local and national competitions, plus gain work experience within the local community at venues such as the Marlowe Theatre.

This Study Programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level, and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the next level of study.

Entry requirements

4 Ds or 3s including English and maths or a relevant full level 1.


You will learn through practical demonstrations, and assessment will be through written work and online tests.

Financial information

Additional costs to consider include:
Kits costs £130 (TBC)
Uniform £60 (TBC)
Commodities £30
Salon Excel £ 15 (TBC)
Professional Beauty trip £30 (TBC)

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the Study Programme, it will be free. There may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other materials. For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare.

If you are aged 24 and over an Advanced Learning loan may be available if you are studying at Level 3 and above. To find out if you’re eligible visit 

Please contact Support Services for confirmation of all Study Programme fees quoted:

Broadstairs Campus - 01843 605062 (or e-mail

Please note: For those claiming state working age benefit this course is classed as part-time.

Future opportunities

On successful completion you could progress on to a HNC or HND in a related field, and then on to a Foundation Degree or BA in subjects such as make-up and prosthetics for performance, fashion styling and photography or a teaching qualification.

Alternatively, you could seek employment as a make-up artist, or junior special effects technician in the performing arts, theatre and media sectors.

Further information

Please Contact - Student Support Services on 01843 605062, e-mail:

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 March 2018
Provider logo

Key information

Contact details


  • More information
    • EKC Group's Broadstairs College is  located on the Isle of Thanet in Broadstairs, Kent on the southeast coast of the United Kingdom.

      We offer an outstanding range of college Study Programmes across a range of subject areas, suited for all students, abilities and ambitions.
      The Broadstairs campus is located on Ramsgate Road, and over the last three years over £25m has been invested in new facilities which include a Centre for Environmental Technologies, a centre for Creative Industries and a unique-4 Star Training hotel.
      EKC Group is committed to developing the prosperity and wellbeing of the communities we serve.