Hair & Beauty | Hair and Make-Up Artistry VTCT Diploma Level 2 | Northbrook MET

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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0284-1C
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


If you would like a career as a make-up artist, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to get you started. With opportunities to express your creative ideas, Level 2 includes both make-up and hair work. You will also learn about client consultation, team working, problem solving and research skills.

Our commercial salon, based at Broadwater Campus, is the perfect learning environment for our students. Popular with local customers, the salon is run as a professional business, which allows our students to gain real-life work experience that is so valued by future employers. Students on the Make-up and Hair Artistry course benefit from a dedicated workshop/salon area for their studies.

Our expert tutors have years of professional experience and inspire our students to reach their potential and prepare them for employment. The MET has excellent links with the industry and you will take advantage of this through guest lectures/visits.


Course content

On this course you will learn the following:

  • Make-up applications
  • Hair preparation
  • Dressing and finishing hair
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Complete looks for competition work
  • Face and body art painting
  • Fashion and editorial make-up
  • Communication and commercial skills

Entry requirements

You can start at Level 2 if you have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English, maths and science.

In addition to the specified entry requirements, you may be required to undergo an assessment of your English skills to ensure you are at a sufficient level for your chosen course.

Start on the Level 1 introduction course if you do not have the above grades.

Your next steps...

Further study and future careers

Further study

After Level 2, you can progress to the Level 3 Theatrical Hair & Make-up course.

Future careers

  • Film/video make-up and hair artist
  • Live theatre make-up and hair artist
  • Photography/fashion make-up and hair artist
  • Salon make-up artist/stylist