Beauty Therapy | VTCT Diploma in Hair & Makeup Artistry | Level 2

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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title VTCT LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTISTRY
Code FE0054-1C
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time

Overview

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a make-up artist, providing hair and make-up services in media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. You will learn a variety of creative techniques, as well as communication and commercial skills which are highly valued by employers. This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a makeup artist, providing hair and makeup services in media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. You will learn a variety of creative techniques, as well as communication and commercial skills, which are highly valued by employers.

Our expert tutors have links with employers and industry and you will benefit from practice in our on-site salon and excellent training facilities.

Details

Course units

  • Makeup application
  • Creating an image based on a theme
  • Body art design
  • Dressing and finishing hair
  • Colouring hair
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Face and body art painting
  • Eyelash and brow treatments
  • Fashion and editorial make-up
  • Communication and commercial skills

Entry requirements

Start at Level 2 if you have at least three GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above in English, maths and an art subject (or a portfolio of your creative work).

If you do not have these grades you can start on Level 1 Beauty or Level 1 Hairdressing. To optimise your chance of success, you will ideally have a Level 1 or 2 in beauty, hair or another relevant qualification.

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.

Your next steps...

What's next?
After Level 3, you could choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification, or a Level 2 or 3 in hairdressing, barbering or beauty therapy.
Students who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a specialist make-up artist, you could progress directly into a variety of employment contexts, including:
  • Professional make-up artistry settings working with performers
  • Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
  • Beauty and hair salons
  • National health service
  • Product manufacturing and training
After Level 2, you can progress to:
  • FdA Theatre Arts (Make-up and Hair for Theatre and Media)
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Theatrical, Media, Hair and Make-up
  • Level 2 / 3 Hairdressing
  • Level 2 / 3 Barbering
  • Level 2 / 3 Beauty therapy
  • Level 2 African Caribbean Hair