Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up

Level 2 Hair & Media Make-Up

In 2019, 100% of our Level 3 Extended Diploma Media Make-Up students passed their qualification.

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.
  • 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 GCSE’s at Grade D/3 OR Level 1 Hair and Beauty Skills and Entry 3 Functional Skills.

If you miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – there are options to study these alongside your course. Click here to find out more.

Adult students are welcome to apply.

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 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 also 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 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 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.


  • Health, Safety and Hygiene.
  • Make-Up Application.
  • Hair Preparation Services.
  • Planning for Make-Up Services.
  • Dress and Finish Hair Services.
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Make-Up Artists.
  • Total Look for Competition Work.
  • Face and Body Art Painting.
  • Fashion and Editorial Make-Up.

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.

For a list of our upcoming events, click here.

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