Hair and Media Makeup VTCT Level 2 Diploma

Hair and Media Makeup VTCT Level 2 Diploma

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Hair and Media Makeup VTCT Level 2 Diploma

This course is for those with a desire to work in the makeup industry in fashion and photography, or as a self-employed makeup artist.

During this level 2 programme, you will develop and enhance both fashion and photographic makeup techniques as well as creative hair styling. You will gain experience working alongside a professional photographer to build up an industry-ready portfolio. This portfolio will be an invaluable tool to showcase your work at interviews for higher education, employment, or social media promotion for freelance opportunities. Alongside this, you will have the opportunity to gain external work experience in theatre performances, fashion shows and much more.

You will be an enthusiastic, dedicated, and proactive student who wishes to become a successful creative makeup artist in various industries within a demanding and competitive worldwide market.

Please note: you will be required to wear a compulsory industry uniform and have a practical kit to undertake this course. Photography costs for your professional portfolio may also be included. Contact us for more information.

Duration 34 weeks
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code 48330-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee.

What you will learn

Client care and communication

Health and safety

Applying makeup

The art of photographic makeup

Creating an image (photographic shoot)

Themed face painting

Body art design

Nail art

Designing and applying mehndi

Hair cutting skills

The art of dressing hair

Plaiting and twisting hair

Colouring hair using temporary colour

Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp

Benefits / Skills you will develop

  • Media makeup skills to a level 2 standard
  • Dressing of hair with confidence
  • Communication skills
  • An understanding of industry
  • Work experience and enterprise skills
  • An understanding of minimum standards and expectations within the industry

How you will be assessed

Practical application

Projects will be set to improve your practical skills, knowledge and understanding. For practical assessments, you will be observed and assessed by an experienced tutor.

Theoretical examinations

External examination papers will assess your knowledge and understanding. This applies to the following units:

  • Health and safety
  • Applying makeup
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Providing eyelash and eyebrow treatment
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp
  • Colouring hair using temporary colour


As part of this qualification, you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. This confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt throughout the course.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course will be delivered at our Printworks Campus.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are a minimum of four GCSE grades 9-4 (A – C) including maths or English. 

Be prepared to attend an interview to determine your skillset and review your portfolio of creative evidence.



What's next?

On completion, you will have the necessary skills to progress on to further study for the Level 3 Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair, and Media Makeup course.

You will also be able to progress on to a variety of programmes depending on your career ambitions.

These include:

  • Theatrical Media Makeup Level 3
  • Hairdressing Level 2
  • Beauty Therapy Level 2


Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite