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Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make Up at White Rose (Central Manchester College of Health & Beauty)

Course description

Primary outcome

The primary outcome of the Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies (QCF) is to prepare you to progress to the next level of vocational learning. All the units in this qualification relate directly to further study within the hair and media make-up sector.


The Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies (QCF) is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for further study at level 3 within the hair and media make-up sector. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous achievement of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy or hairdressing and/or a successful skills test and interview.

Course content

The units within this qualification include all the elements required to provide you with a sound basis for further study. The three mandatory units cover the art of photographic make-up, health and safety and how to create an image based on a theme.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting optional units, which include; dressing hair, skin tanning, body art, themed face painting, plaiting and twisting hair, colour hair using temporary colour, shaping and colouring eyebrows, apply make-up, instruction on make-up application, provide nail art, provide eyelash perming, shampoo and condition the hair and scalp, along with client consultation services.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the skin, health and safety, hair and media make-up products and equipment. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the skin and apply a variety of make-up products, using different techniques. You will also develop a range of basic technical hairdressing skills, which will prepare you for the next level of learning in this sector.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that learners have achieved a level of education equivalent to four GCSE’s at grades A*-C prior to commencing the programme, however, learners should discuss their own circumstances with the College as entry is based on qualifications, skills and experience as well as a keen interest in a career in the Beauty Therapy industry.


  • Assessment is through portfolio building and continual assessment of practical skills, written work and assignments.
  • Learner progress is monitored through regular tutorials and reviews.
  • Support is provided by our expert team throughout the course

Financial information

The cost will vary depending on age and current qualifications and need to be discussed with the College.

Future opportunities

What could this qualification lead to?

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you to develop your skills further enabling you to undertake qualifications at Level 3, including: 

- Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up (QCF)

-Level 3 Make Up Artistry (QCF)

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to support you to progress to the next level of vocational learning, career opportunities also exist as a junior hair and make-up artist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Commercial hair and beauty salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Further information

Learners should contact the College to discuss/apply for this course and ensure it is appropriate for their needs.

The college is located in the centre of Manchester at:

The Central College of Health and Beauty, 2nd Floor, Colwyn Chambers, 19 York Street, Manchester, M2 3BQ

Tel: 0161 2367 181

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: 10 March 2016
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