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Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up Level 3 Diploma at North Hertfordshire College

Course description

Our hair, beauty and holistic therapy courses include lots of opportunities for you to get hands-on experience of the world of work, including:

  • Work experience with businesses like Champney’s, Dermalogica, Aqua-Sana, Centre Parcs and Wella.
  • The opportunity to help run Hart Salon, working with real, paying customers
  • Visits to businesses and major events such as Salon International, Pro Hair Live, Baber UK, Victoria & Albert Museum and  Professional Beauty Show
  • Workshops including hair extension workshops, Wella London workshop, The Henna Mehadi workshop and Stone Therapy workshop.

Theatrical and media make-up: on our courses, you’ll learn the basics of character make-up, special effects and media make-up, hairdressing techniques for media make-up, wigs, postiche, prosthetics, bald caps and the application of airbrush, camouflage, media, fashion and photographic make-up.

Course content

Through this course you’ll learn about:

  • Health and safety, client care and communication
  • Airbrush, camouflage and media make-up
  • Styling and fitting postiche
  • Applying prosthetic pieces, face and body art.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade C or above including maths and English; or, four GSCEs at grade C or above, plus functional skills level 2 maths and English; or,
  • A level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area, passed with a merit or distinction grade – plus maths and English GCSE grade D or above, or functional skills level 2 maths and English
  • A makeup and hair portfolio demonstrating interest and practical ability.

Assessment

This course is assessed through assignments, projects and practical tests. You’ll also sit exams if you’re doing maths or English GCSE or functional skills.

Financial information

Price on application.

There are no tuition fees for students aged 16-18 years.

This programme is eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.

Possible charges for any trips or visits offered during the year will be independent of the tuition fees or any other student finance.

Financial help may be available for these costs, please contact Student Services for more information.

Future opportunities

Having successfully completed this course, you’ll be able to progress to:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Paid employment in the sector.

Further information

Please visit our website for further information - www.nhc.ac.uk

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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    • Our Hitchin Campus is on Cambridge Road, a five minute walk from the train station and ten minute walk from the town centre. All of our business, tourism & events, catering & hospitality, creative & performing arts, hairdressing & beauty therapy, public services and sport & fitness courses are based here.

      In recent years, we’ve invested over £10 million in additional space, new equipment and resources to make sure that our learning environment is consistent with that of a modern sector workplace.

      We’ve invested in:

      • dedicated classrooms, learning spaces and breakout areas for project work and independent study, including our black box drama studio for creative arts students
      • Hart Salon is our professional student-run hair and beauty salon at the Hitchin Campus. It’s open to the public and offers a range of affordable services
      • Hart Kitchens is our contemporary, student-run restaurant at the Hitchin Campus. Hart Kitchens is open for lunch Tuesday - Thursday during term time and we also run regular themed evenings
      • a learning resource centre with a great collection of books, journals, electronic databases and websites – open Monday to Friday during term time

      Our Hitchin Campus is a creative and fun environment, with fantastic links to local employers.