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Hair & Media Make-Up (QCF) Level 2 VTCT Diploma at Kidderminster College

Course description

This qualification provides learners with all the required elements to work effectively as a hair and make-up artist including: the art of dressing hair, the art and application of photographic make-up, client care and communication, health and safety practices, creating images based on themes, making and styling hair additions, colouring and lightening hair and applying skin tanning techniques.

Entry requirements

Under 19s are required to supply evidence of four GCSEs at grade F or above (including English and three other academic subjects) and a Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.  Mature learners are welcome, a good standard of education is essential.


Your practical skills will be assessed throughout the course in a commercial salon setting. Your underpinning knowledge of theory will be tested via written tests, oral questioning and assignments. Work placement will be part of the course. Functional skills or GCSE English and maths are also included.

Financial information

It will be necessary to purchase a kit and uniform with shoes (£TBC)

Future opportunities

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-up, Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing, Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up, Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up Studies. 

This qualification aims to prepare learners for employment as a junior hair and make-up artist.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The college is based in a stunning, modern building, with teaching rooms and specialist facilities on four floors surrounding a beautiful, glass-covered central atrium. You will find well-equipped classrooms, studios, workshops and performance spaces as well as state-of-the-art IT. High quality catering is available in the magnificent Terrace café in the centre of the college