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Theatrical Special Effects & Hair & Make-Up C&G Level 3 Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

At the City of Liverpool College, our programme enables you to develop the skills needed for a career in specialist hair and make-up, with possible careers in the theatre or film industry. Specialist units including; make-up and full body make-up for performers, special effects make-up, make-up using prosthetics, fantasy hair design and hair styling and dressing.

Course content

The units you will study include:

  • Working with colleagues within the beauty related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • Apply airbrush make-up to the face
  • Media make-up
  • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Provide self-tanning
  • Style and fit postiche
  • Create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps

This course is fast paced, creative and delivered to strict time scale. You will need to be highly motivated and be able to work positively as a member of a team and independently. Full attendance is essential for a successful completion of the course. This is an advanced qualification and requires students to have some knowledge of make up, it is essential for applicants to have a level 2 make up qualification or equivalent. 

Entry requirements

It is essential for applicants to have a level 2 make up qualification or equivalent.

This is an advanced qualification and requires students to have some knowledge of make up. It is also preferable if students are 18 or over. If you are a school leaver or do not have a level 2, we recommend you start at our level 2 programme which you can study to progress onto level 3.

All methods are selected to meet the levels and ability of each individual student.

It is desirable but not essential to have GCSEs at grade C or above within Literacy and Numeracy, or successful completion of a Level 1 course in a related English and Maths subject area.

Prospective students may be asked to sit and initial assessment to determine their current levels of literacy and numeracy, if they do not fit into the above category.

Future opportunities

This programme enables you to develop the skills needed for a career in specialist hair and make-up, with possible careers in the theatre or film industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The College's Duke Street centre is located amongst the City's bustling RopeWalks conservation area famous for it's port related heritage and vibrant culinary scene. The centre is located just a few minutes walk from the City's world class shopping centre, Liverpool One.

      This campus is the central location for apprenticeships and both further and higher education courses in catering, hospitality, travel, tourism and leisure as well as hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern industry standard teaching workrooms, kitchens and laboratories and salons kitted out with modern, industry-specialist equipment.

      The Academy Restaurant, Academy Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salons, The Graduate Hair Salon and The Academy Café are located here in purpose built, industry standard facilities. As commercial ventures, they provide authentic working environments for students in training, as well as first-rate food produce and services and hair and beauty treatments to the public at highly competitive prices.