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Hair and Media Make Up Level 2 Diploma at Newbury College

Course description

This Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make Up has been designed to enable you to learn both aspects of hairdressing and media make-up.

The qualification will provide you with all the skills and techniques to enable you to provide services in the creative art of dressing hair, the creative art of applying make-up or photographic make-up and how to combine these creative skills to design and create images for a variety of media.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in both hairdressing and media make-up to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services. You must ensure your attendance remains above 90% to enable you to be successful on your course.



During the course you will study the following units: The art of dressing hair The art of photographic make-up Apply make-up Client care and communication in beauty-related industries Follow health and safety practice in the salon Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector Colour hair using temporary colour Client consultation for hair services Apply skin tanning techniques Body art design Design and apply Mendhi skin decoration Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp Nail art application Themed face painting Plaiting and twisting hair

Entry requirements

Learners will need to have five GCSE passes at grade D or above, preferably including English, Science and Maths. Alternatively, learners will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 1. All learners must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English grade D or equivalent. Where a learner has not yet fulfilled this requirement a Functional Skill qualification is a mandatory part of this course. All learners will, however, have the opportunity to improve their English and Maths skills alongside their course where appropriate. Mature students are encouraged to apply as life skills will be considered an asset. Students must be articulate; good communication skills are essential for this course.


This qualification is assessed through a combination of the following: Observation of practical work on clients. Projects, assignments and case studies, written and oral questioning and building a portfolio of evidence to be submitted for assessment. Exams for each unit will be online exams throughout the year. An internal and external verifier will verify students work before a certificate is awarded.

Future opportunities

When you have successfully completed this qualification will have the opportunity to progress to the following qualifications: Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up Level 3 Certificate in Colouring Hair Level 3 Certificate in Creative Hair Design Level 3 Award in Bridal Hairstyling Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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