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Level 2 Diploma in Hair & Media Makeup

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up is a qualification that has been specifically designed to enable you to learn aspects of Beauty, Media Make-up & Hairdressing.

The course is designed around 3 Main Projects that cover all 16 units needed to fulfil the qualification. These projects allow each student to take creative control and really show case their skills.

This course is best suited to students who have an artistic flare and can work with a positive & enthusiastic attitude.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 27 Jun 2025

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs including English or maths and science or a Level 1 in Hair & Beauty.

For all courses, students with lower than a grade 4 in Eng...

Course information

Follow health & Safety practice in the salon
Client care & communication in beauty -related industries
Apply Make-up
The art of photographic make-up
The art of dressing hair
Create and image based on a theme
Provide eyelash perming
Themed face painting
Body art design
Nail art application
Client consultation for hair services
The art of colouring hair
Plaiting & twisting hair
Colour hair using temporary colour
Shampoo & condition the hair & scalp
Provide eyelash & brow treatments

One Academic Year

A combination of Tutor led demonstrations, student participation & practice, theory delivery and commercial salon that will led on to formative & summative assessments.

Your practical skills will be assessed via both practical formative & summative observations, using real life models, online theory exams and written assignments. This will help you build a portfolio of evidence to use throughout your qualification and to also showcase your technical skills.

Level 2 VTCT Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up

16-19 year olds will study Maths and/or English if this GCSE is not achieved on entry. Students will attend a 2 week block of Industry placement part of their full study programme.
Compulsary Trips inlcude – Pinewood Studios behind the scenes & Warner Brothers Studio for backstage workshops based on the art of movie make-up.

This level 2 qualification could lead to an apprenticeship within hair and media makeup, theatrical work within TV and Film.

Level 2

A Kit & Unifrom must be purchased within 6 weeks of enrolling for the course. Details of the Kit & Uniform are handed out during the enrollment process. Bursaries are available for those who are eligible – subject to individual assessment.