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Beauty - Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up at North Kent College

Course description

This Level 2 Diploma in Hair & Media Make-up aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up Industry. 

These skills include carrying out services such as applying make-up and creative make-up artistry. 
As part of your continued training, you will spend a minimum of 3 sessions in our modern and well equipped make-up studio You will be taught by experienced vocational lecturers who have worked, or are currently working, in the make-up artistry industry and they therefore have a wide and current experience of the industries needs and trends. 

The practical salon skills are further supported by one to one reviews, underpinning theory and work skills. 

You will study the 
following content: 

Principles of working in the make-up industry 

Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists 

Research, develop and showcase make-up and hair artistry designs 

The art of applying makeup 

Hair artistry 

Creative make-up artistry. 

Your initial training is carried out on group members before progressing onto paying clients. 
You will be expected to behave in a highly professional manner at all times while in the salons and surrounding public areas. You will wear a uniform and are required to bring all equipment with you for each make-up artistry session. 

During your programme of study, you will have the opportunity to attend various different events & complete additional training such as Salon international, Make-up workshops and also have the opportunity to attend industry talks and short courses in a range of areas to include Tanning, eye treatments etc. 

Course content

What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds L2 Diploma in Hair & Media Make-up

Entry requirements

Entry requirements?

A positive school report with a good attendance and behaviour record. 
Desired - 2 GCSEs A-C in English, Maths or Science. Functional Skills or equivalent L1 English, E3 Maths, E2 ICT.


To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments: 
• One externally set, externally moderated assignment 
• One externally set, externally marked test, sat under examination conditions
Optional unit assessments as required

Financial information

What costs are involved?

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ - £TBA

Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £100 

Other Costs (payable by all students): £60 Material fee contribution and £40 Trip

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

Future opportunities

This qualification will allow you to progress into employment
or onto the a Level 3 Technical Diploma qualification such as:

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Make-up Artistry 

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical Make-up Studies

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: 26 February 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One Year
  • Course code: A9D155P
  • Web url: www.northkent,ac,uk
  • Number of planned places: 40