Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hair & Media Make-Up


This course is ideal for anyone who is looking to enter the media industry as a make-up artist. You will learn about both hair and make-up in relation to the media industry.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: A full-time 1 year course, running over 3 days per week.
  • Location: Melton
  • Fees: The course is fully funded for school leavers.

Your future

Learners may wish to further their skills by progressing onto Level 3 Theatrical and Media Make-Up course. Alternatively, students may wish to progress into employment within the hair, beauty and media make-up industry.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above or grade 3-9 including English  or Level 1 Hair and Beauty Skills and Entry 3 Functional Skills

Why choose BMC

Promotion is an important part of this qualification, in addition to client care, detailed consultation, and health and safety. To maximise the skills of our Level 3 Hairdressing students, they are required to complete work experience in our brand new commercial Reflections salon and at a local salon

It is important that students gain as many employability skills as possible to prepare them for entering the world of work. Here at BMC we offer an excellent enrichment programme which includes opportunities to attend talks from visiting guest speakers and trainers from the industry. Students are also able to attend The Clothes Show and a number of trade shows throughout the year (some additional charges will apply).

BMC Hair and Media Make-Up students are also able to benefit from working alongside our Film and TV Production and Performing Arts departments. This gives students numerous opportunities to do the hair and make-up of cast members for a number of productions, boosting their assessment opportunities and broadening their experience, communication, and creative hairdressing skills.

Learners also put on an annual independent hair and makeup show in order to showcase the variety of skills gained throughout the year. This enables students to gain experience of working with many different departments across the college.

Students at this level will have the opportunity to do an additional qualification in either Barbering at Level 2 or Level 2 Indian Head massage  which will allow an additional pathway and give excellent employment skills in both ladies and men’s hair cutting and styling.

Students at this level will have the opportunity to do an additional qualification in either Level 2 Barbering or Level 2 Indian Head massage. These short qualifications give our students a wider range of salon-relevant skills, thereby increasing their employability.

BMC is a VTCT approved centre.

Modules

  • Photographic Make-Up
  • Make-Up Application
  • Body Art Design
  • Nail Art Application
  • Skin Tanning Techniques
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • Shampooing, Colouring and Setting Hair

English and Maths

English and Maths are very important for you during your studies and beyond. The Government has introduced new standards which mean that employers will looking for these skills when you enter the workplace. BMC is committed to ensuring that our students leave us with everything they need to reach their goals and meet the expectations of the industry.

If you are under 19 and narrowly miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course (by one grade), don’t worry – BMC can offer you a suitable course at another level and you can take GCSE English or Maths alongside it (daytime and evening options available). Learners will not be expected to take both GCSE English and GCSE Maths in the same year.

If you are under 19 and miss the English and/or Maths entry requirements of your course by more than one grade, BMC offers Functional Skills, an effective method to improve literacy and numeracy, for up to two hours per week.

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Melton Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

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