Make-up Artistry - Level 2 Technical Certificate (Full-Time)

Level 2 - 5 GCSEs(A*-C) or BTEC 1st Diploma or NVQ level 2 or Equivalent

Subject Area Hair and Beauty

School Construction, Leisure and Sport

Attendance Full-Time


The course aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills in creative make-up and Hair Artistry to equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up Industry.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 03/09/2018
Duration: 35 Weeks
Venue: Lifestyle Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

The course is suitable for school leavers who have 4 grade D or above or a completed a Level 1 in Hair or Beauty. Ideal for someone who is interested in the Make-up Industry.

Qualification Gained

City and Guilds L2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Course Content

You will study a variety of units which could include the following:-
 Principles of working in the make-up industry
Anatomy and Physiology
Principles of researching, developing and   showcasing designs.
The art of applying make-up
Hair artistry
Creative make-up artistry including face and body art and special effects.

Learning Methods

There will be practical and theory classes to include discussions, workshops and role plays where you will participate in group work and individual activities. Will also include work experience.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed throughout the year by practical observation, oral questions, written projects, discussions, presentations. An end externally set exam for knowledge will be sat and an externally set synoptic end practical examination.
Please be aware that due to awarding body regulations your finished portfolio must be made available, if requested, up to three years after your course has been completed.


Progression Opportunities

You can progress to a L3 Make-up Artistry or L2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing.
There will also be a range of enrichment opportunities offered by Newcastle College (Information from your course tutor). Examples of this include Gel nails, Eyelash Lift and Brow training, threading or Spray Tanning

Career Opportunities

Make-up Artist, Photographic Studios, Department stores, Make-up stores, salon or Mobile

Entry Requirements

• Provide at least one satisfactory reference from a previous employer or educational establishment.
• 4 Grade D above or a Level 1 Certificate in Hair and Beauty Certificate.
• Excellent attendance is required (100% expected, minimum 90%)
• Must be prepared to study towards Functional Skills or GCSE in Numeracy, Literacy and IT
• If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 5.5
• Full dexterity, good eyesight (with or without contact lens, glasses or other). Students with disabilities will be assessed on an individual basis to confirm their suitability for the course.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Other Costs – to be confirmed for 17/18
Kit - TBC
Uniform - TBC
Shoes – students to purchase own black enclosed shoes.
Stationary – students to provide own
Theory/text books are not compulsory. If you do wish to purchase the course tutor can recommend a suitable book.

Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.