VTCT Level 2 Diploma Hair and Media Make-up Studies | Furness College
VTCT Level 2 Diploma Hair and Media Make-up Studies

VTCT Level 2 Diploma Hair and Media Make-up Studies

Course Content

How long is the course?

Full-time over one year.

How will I learn?

The course has been designed to meet various learning styles and it includes both the theory and the practical aspects. Various learning resources will be used to underpin the knowledge.

What subjects will I study?

Units studied include: 

  • The art of dressing hair 
  • The art of photographic make-up 
  • Apply make-up 
  • Provide effective client care 
  • Follow Health & Safety practice in the salon 
  • Create an image based on a theme 
  • Client consultation
  • Colouring hair using temporary colours
  • Body art design 
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Plaiting

Every full-time course will include a real experience of work. Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

How will I be assessed?

You will be observed throughout the course by your tutor whilst practicing the skills learnt in class. All students will have to sit an end of unit exam for each unit to successfully complete the course.

Are there any additional costs?

Students must wear a uniform of a tunic and trousers, which costs £45, including delivery. A cardigan is optional at an additional cost. Students must purchase their uniform themselves and if they qualify for financial help, they may receive some money from the college to go towards the cost. Students will receive an order form in the post with their offer letter.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Level 1 in Hair or Beauty Therapy with three GCSEs at grade C or above or previous beauty therapy or make-up qualifications.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk www.furness.ac.uk


What opportunities will this lead to?

Student can progress on to Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-up Studies, Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing, Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General or take on an apprenticeship.

Student Profile
Joseph Chubb

Aspiring professional make-up artist Joseph Chubb has achieved his dream of a university place after studying the one-year Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up at Furness College.

The 19-year-old former Furness Academy student has secured a place on the Media Make Up for Fashion degree at Salford University on the strength of his portfolio and a previous Level 3 qualification.

“I did art and design at sixth form and as part of that I experimented with drag looks and found out how much fun make up was and enjoyed that way more. I realised I wanted a career in the industry because I liked the fact you get to work with a person rather than paper.

“My tutors were amazing and after teaching myself drag make up they taught me how to scale it back down for people and parties.

“They organised workshops from professionals at places such as Bobbi Brown, which helped me build my skills and confidence.

“I love colour and I can explode it up but they stretched me so now my portfolio ranges from fashion magazines, runway and editorial to the more colourful and dramatic looks.

“I’m looking forward to university, the experience and the chance to just learn.”

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