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Hair and Media Make-up Level 2 Diploma  - 2020:21

Location: Guildford College
Course Code: OD09LF1A005P
Year: 2020:21
FT/PT:  Full-Time 
Exam Board:  Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)
Fees (16-18): £ 0
Fees (Adult): £ 1360
Fees (Concession): £ 0
07/09/2020Places Available
Subject Area

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Content / Overview 

Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up offers a combination of skills required to work within the Media industry. Offering cutting and styling skills for women’s hair and building skills in make-up application, eye treatments and make-up with photography. This will enable students to gain employment in salons, make up concessions, theatre, photographic and make over studios.

Course Modules 

  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • Applying Make-up
  • Providing Eyelash and Brow Treatments
  • Cutting Women’s Hair
  • Themed Face Painting
  • Art of fashion and photographic make-up
  • Create an image
  • Themed face painting
  • Mendhi skin decoration
  • Shampoo and condition the hair
  • Plaiting and twisting
  • Work experience - all students will need to undertake the required amount of work experience hours (currently a minimum of 20 hours).   

Why Study Here

Excellent facilities with an excellent level of tuition from highly qualified staff. You will train in modern, up-to-date salon facilities creating a realistic salon working environment. Guildford College offers modern media and photographic facilities and has close links with the many local theatres and photography and film studios.

Suitable For

Suitable for anyone with an interest in the hair and media make-up industry.

Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, which must include Maths or English Language. Alternatively you should have achieved a Level 1 Beauty or Hairdressing qualification, plus Maths or English Language GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above. You must demonstrate proven interest in the industry and have good references from your school or equivalent. You should also have a minimum of 80% attendance from your school/work/college. A GCSE in Art is also preferable.

Delivery Method

Theory and Practical delivery. Practical assessment through observation and consultation within a salon setting. Theory to be delivered separately ensuring all key knowledge is delivered


Regular homework – assignments are required and regular revision tasks for each unit assessed.


Practical assessment through observation and consultation. Theory assessment through online end of unit exams set via VTCT. All other theory criteria is to be met via oral questioning and assignments where required.

Students are required to undertake work experience in the theatre, salon or photographic sector.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course, students can progress on to the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up course as well into employment into cosmetic / make-up and / or hair retail industry.

Additional Information

  • All students will need to undertake the required amount of work experience hours (currently a minimum of 20 hours).
  • Kit and uniform costs - £380 – £400.
  • Educational visits will incur separate costs and will be advised.

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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