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Hair and Media Make-up Studies Diploma Level 2 at St Helens College

Course description

If you want to work in hair and makeup within the media industry, this course gives you all the skills you need to be successful.

You'll create intricate makeup and hair designs, learn how to fake bruises, cuts and scratches for TV and film, and how to apply makeup for camera.

This course is suitable for those who wish to develop the practical skills required to launch a career as a professional makeup and hair artist within the media industry.

Course content

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • The art of photographic makeup
  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Apply makeup
  • Instruct on makeup application
  • Provide nail art
  • Nail art design
  • Body art design
  • Shape and colour eyebrows
  • Dressing hair

Entry requirements

You should have four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.


You will be assessed throughout the course by a combination of practical assessments, written assignments, end of module exams and portfolio building.

Financial information

What are the course fees?


If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress onto one of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Spa Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technologies
  • Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Techniques

Alternatively, you may want to move into employment as a beauty receptionist, make-up consultant, sales representative or become self-employed.

Further information

As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for financial support to cover these costs.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 August 2016

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