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Hair and Media Make-up Diploma Level 2 at West Suffolk College

Course description

This is a one year intensive programme of study designed to develop the skills required for students who would like a career within the make-up industry, such as fashion and media, photographic and film or to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma Media Makeup Artistry.

This is a practically-based fast paced, creative programme, you will need to be highly motivated and be able to work positively as a member of a team and independently, working to a high professional standard. Each student will be responsible for compiling their own portfolio of evidence, which will include all theory, projects and practical assessments. Students will be required to complete work related experience within the industry to enrich their programme of study and gain relevant employability skills.

Students will also develop Functional Skills in English and Mathematics. The course offers a range of enrichment activities throughout the year and students are expected to take part in West Suffolk College and national competitions.


Course content

This course is designed to give students a good foundation in hair and media make-up. The programme will develop skills in: Media makeā€“up skills to a level 2 standard to include, application of make-up and photographic make-up. Working in the make up industry, anatomy and physiology, research and development and showcase designs. The art of applying make up, hair artistry, creative make-up artistry.

Students are also required to attend a work skills programme covering personal and social development a directed study and employability session.

Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.


Entry requirements

At least two GCSE passes at Grade A*-C (4) (to include English and Mathematics) plus GCSE Science Grade A*-D is required to gain entry onto this course. However, this course does offer flexibility on the outcome of a personal interview and selection process with the curriculum staff. Some of the products used in the hairdressing and beauty industry contain nuts and therefore this occupation may not be suitable for those people with an allergy to nuts.


Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up programme, students can progress on to a Level 3 Media Makeup and Hair programme. It will also provide you with an introduction to the principles and practical skills required to pursue a career working as an assistant to a make-up artist.


Further information

Upon enrolment for this course students will receive order forms that list all the equipment, tools and uniform required for the course. The kit required for this course is essential and must be ordered as soon as possible. Enrichment will be planned as additional costs courses throughout the year with some exciting opportunities. You may need to consider additional costs for recommended text books, trips and activities throughout the year.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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