Hair & Media Make-Up

This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hair and make-up artist.  This qualification is based on the beauty therapy (make-up) and Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) as is recognised by the UK's leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior hair and make-up artist.

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group and will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior hair and make-up artist.  Learners will have their hairdressing and make-up artistry skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

What you will study

This qualification include all the required elements to work effectively as a hair and make-up artist including: the art of dressing hair,

  • photographic make-up
  • applying make-up
  • client care
  • health & safety
  • creating an image based on a theme

Learners will further develop their understanding and skills base by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: colouring hair using temporary colour, skin tanning, body art, cutting hair, themed face painting, plaiting and twisting hair - the full list of optional units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (RoA) specification.  This qualification's structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior hair and make-up artist. 

You will also be required to undertake a minimum of 60 hours work related placement.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs Grades A* - D including English Language (or equivalent). Satisfactory reference from Course Tutor. Alternatively, successful achievement of Level 1 and satisfactory reference. Satisfactory reference from School or College to indicate good behaviour, attendance and progress.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.

More...

Videos
What our students say

Ever since I can remember I have always enjoyed doing hair and beauty. Through the contacts that one of our tutors had, I obtained a job working in a spa. The practical skills I have gained from studying at CAVC have been amazing.

Complementary Therapies
Kelsey Bounds
Studied Beauty and Spa Therapy Level 3

Need to know

CCC

Why CAVC?

We're one of the largest colleges in the country with more than 30,000 people learning with us each year.
Art

Learning Support

Our dedicated support teams offer support with additional learning needs, wellbeing and more.
Performing Arts

Opportunities

CAVC offers lots of opportunities beyond your studies including a great enrichment programme and sporting opportunities.

Next steps

Find out more

Download a course guide for your area of interest.

Open Evenings

Visit us at one of ours sites, chat to tutors about your course of interest and see our great facilities for yourself.

Apply online

Applying to CAVC is easy and all online.

Locations

Barry Campus
Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ

East Cardiff Campus
East Cardiff Campus

Trowbridge Road,
Cardiff,
CF3 1XZ