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Hair and Media Make-up (Beauty) Level 2 Diploma at Furness College

Course description

The Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up is a qualification that has been specifically designed to enable you to learn both aspects of hairdressing and media make-up.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in both hairdressing and media make-up to a high level of occupational ability for a career as a make up artist.

Course content

Units studied include:
• The art of dressing hair
• The art of photographic make-up
• Applying make-up
• Providing effective client care
• Following Health & Safety practice in the salon
• Colouring hair using temporary and semi colours
• Creating an image based on a theme.
• Client consultation for hair services
• Body art design
• Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp.

Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.

Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

Entry requirements

Level 1 in Hair or Beauty Therapy with three GCSEs at grade C or above.


You will be observed throughout the course by your tutor whilst practicing the skills learnt in class. All students will have to sit an end of unit exam for each unit to successfully complete the course.

Financial information

There is a dress code of purple tunic, black cardigan and trousers for £70. (The uniform is to be purchased through college). Closed toe shoes must be purchased independently.

Future opportunities

This course provides a basic grounding for a career as a make-up artist or students who wish to work in television and theatrical productions. A natural progression route would be to progress on to a Level 3 course. Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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