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Hair and Make-up Artistry Diploma Level 2 (Technical Qualification) at Bradford College

Course description

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Make-up Artistry is a Technical Qualification aimed at learners aged 16-19 who are in a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed hair and make-up artist.

Course content

Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and Health and Safety. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan for and provide make-up applications, hair preparation services, fashion and editorial make-up and face and body painting. You will develop your abilities to ensure continuity services are adhered to for make-up application and hair services, whilst developing the abilities to produce a total look for competition work.

You must achieve all mandatory units of study which include:

  • Health Safety and Hygiene
  • Make-up Applications
  • Hair Preparation Services
  • Continuity Planning for Make-up Services
  • Dress and Finish Hair Services
  • Continuity Hair Services
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Make-up Artists
  • Total Look for Competition Work.

Problem solving, teamwork and research skills will also be developed.

Entry requirements

Level 1 Diploma Hair and Beauty. Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade D/3 including English and Mathematics.


You will learn practical skills in excellent purpose-built training salons working in a commercial training environment. Practical knowledge will be supported by theory lessons. Assessments of practical skills will be graded Pass/Merit/Distinction in a range of unit assessments and summative synoptic assessments. You will be required to produce a developmental portfolio and complete two external exams graded Pass/Merit/Distinction.

Future opportunities

You will develop communication and customer service skills, an awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills all of which are valued highly by employers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2018
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