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Course Code
25104 23
Course Title
Level 2
1 Year(s)
Entry Requirements

You should have 4 GCSE grades 9-3 or A* - D or equivalent, this should include English and maths. You must also have a keen interest in the hair and make up industry and a willingness to learn.

Start Date
September 2023
16-18 £0.00
Funded £0.00
Non-Funded £0.00

Will the course give me what I want?

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

Course content

You will be studying a variety of different units such as Body Art, Make up, Hair Styling, Mendhi Application, Nail Art, Face Painting, Colouring Hair and more


All lessons take place at the main Kingsway campus in Dunstable

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mix of theory and practical sessions, which will take place in our modern salons.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods for each unit. There are 7 exams on the course, these are multiple choice on a computer. Within each unit you will complete written tasks, and complete a set number of practical assessments.

Equipment and other costs

You will need to purchase a kit, which costs £286. This will be used in all of your practical sessions, and is yours to keep at the end of the course. You will also be required to purchase a t-shirt (£10.50) and to wear suitable black trousers and black shoes for each lesson. We have a uniform shop which also contains a lot of optional items, you will be provided a link for this at the beginning of your course. All of this is the same as the Level 1 kit and uniform, so does not need to be purchased again if you have completed the Level 1 Hair and Beauty course at Central Beds College.

What additional work outside of college will I need to do?

You will be given short tasks to complete each week, which form the basis for your coursework.

Do I need to find a work placement? Do I need a DBS?

No, there is no work placement attached, but you will be given opportunities throughout the course to put yourself into a real world scenario.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?

Level 3 Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up, Level 2 Beauty, Apprenticeships, Level 2 Hairdressing

What are the expected employment sectors for this course?

Working in a salon/spa, setting up a business, theatrical make-up artist, hair and beauty retail.