Make-Up (Fashion or Media) - Level 2
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
The UK beauty industry is worth £17 billion and employs around one million people nationwide. This Make-Up course is designed to help you gain the skills required to work in the commercial and media make-up industry.
We work very closely with world renowned companies such as MAC, Morphe and Salon 92 to provide a real insight into working in the make-up industry and the career opportunities available.
You will learn corrective make up, brow definition, lash application (strip and permanent) and take part in spotlight sessions on current trends in promotional make-up. You will also cover tanning and skin finishing techniques.
- 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above
- 1 GCSE in English or maths
What will I achieve?
On successful completion of this course you will receive City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Make-up.
What will I learn?
- Working in beauty related industries
- Health and safety in the salon
- Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
- High definition brow treatments
- Applying make up
- Semi-permanent lashes
- Lash lift treatments
How is the course taught?
- Group work
- Visits to local businesses
How am I assessed?
- Practical assessment
Please note: You will need to bring your own models in to be clients for your final assessment.
Work experience opportunities
Students studying commercial make-up will benefit from working in our real working environment The Retreat, and gain 315 hours of work experience.
English and Maths
We make sure all students have the opportunity to enhance their skills and we embed maths and English throughout the course. These are vital for beauty roles, where you will be required to measure products, calculate mixture ratios, map brows, speak and listen during consultations and record client details accurately.
Where can I progress?
You can progress onto Level 3 Hair and Media Make-Up when you successfully complete this course.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
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