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Hair and Media Make-up - VTCT Level 2 Diploma at Harrow College

Course description

This course is designed for anyone who has a genuine interest and enthusiasm for a career in the Beauty and Hair Industry. Potential candidates need to be aware that excellent attendance and punctuality is essential.The course enables you to learn both aspects of hairdressing and Media Make-Up. Including applying photographic make up, the creative art of dressing hair and creating an image using hairdressing and make-up skills.

Course content

Effective client care, the art of applying make-up and photographic make up. Dressing hair, creating an image. Fcae painting, Nail art, the art of colouring hair, plaiting and twisting hair, and apply skin tanning techniques.

Theory lessons are taught by various student centred methods and lectures. You will produce evidence using a range of different methods including assignments, oral questions and practical assessments. Practicals will be demonstrated and students will be expected to work on each other, and to work on clients when ready to be assessed in a realistic work environment. You will need to spend time on independent study while not at college.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade A-D or NVQ level 1 in Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing or another level 1 qualification. Candidates would also need to complete an Assessment test in Maths and English, and a written and practical assessment. Candidates need good communication skills and have a calm and professional approach as they will be working with clients. They will be assessed on their skills and knowledge.


You will be assessed throughout the course on both practical and theory work; you will also be assessed through assignments, written tests, work packs and oral questions. You will build a portfolio of evidence based upon practical treatments carried out in the realistic working environment, which is internally and externally verified. You will also be required to pass written exams set by the awarding body.

Financial information

Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Media Make-Up, Level 2 Hairdressing, level 2 Beauty Therapy.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

All equipment and uniforms are purchased through the college to ensure conformity with the Health and Safety Acts. Order forms will be given at enrolment or before.

Additional costs:

Costs of visits and exhibitions, approximately £20.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 March 2016
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