Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult


Hair & Media Make-up

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 1286.54
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Course Overview

UK creative industries generate more than 100bn a year to the UK economy and employ more than 2m people. This course offers you the technical and creative grounding you’ll need to become part of this expanding sector.

The course provides a balance between the practical and theoretical aspects of Hair and Media Make-Up Studies, where you will research and discuss a range of media looks and develop the essential skills of a make-up artist. With expert guidance you will develop your practical hair and media make-up skills to a high professional standard.

During practical lessons you will take part in a range of demonstrations, workshops, discussion and research activities presenting and communicating your ideas through practical work and a portfolio ‘look book’. Theory classes will involve developing your knowledge through discussion and answering questions in preparation for written examinations and assignments.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 or above (including maths and/or English Language).

What you will Learn

Learn from our industry-renowned hair and make-up team, our excellent industry connections means that you will have a wealth of opportunities for work experience, placements and visits. Practical and creative skills will be developed alongside an in-depth knowledge. This course will immerse you into the exciting world of hair and make-up design.


You will be assessed continually throughout the course by practical assessments, research assignments, portfolio ‘look book’ and final written end exams.

A minimum of 36 hours work experience which is integral to the course and is assessed as part of the practical element.


Progression to Level 3 Hair and Media Make-Up on successful completion of the course.

What else could I do?

Our students have an excellent record of success with career prospects that include:
Freelance make-up artist
Theatre make-up artist
Film/TV make-up
Make-up designer
Working on cruise ships
Photographic make-up artist
Bridal make-up artist
Retail artist

Career Options

Hairdresser, Salon Owner

Mandatory Units

Mandatory units for this course:

The art of dressing hair
Client care and communication
Health and safety
Create an image
Cut hair
Lashes and brows
Shampoo and conditioner

Optional units include:

Art of colouring hair
Plaiting and twisting
Themed face paint

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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