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This course covers a wide range of hair and media make-up treatments. The method of learning is a mixture of practical and theory sessions. Your course may include one late night a week.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include:

    Core Units:

    • Cutting and styling techniques for performers
    • Avant-garde hair and make-up
    • Creative make-up designs for productions and industry demands
    • Special effects make-up
    • Body art for competition
    • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps

    Specialist Units:

    • Create, dress and fit facial postiche
    • Wig dressing and styling

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in working in film, theatre or television and wish to gain a Level 3 qualification.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Practical work will be assessed by some formative assessments and then a final end of course synoptic exam covering a range of treatments which will be graded.

    Theory work is assessed using written and online external tests and some assignment work. You will also be required to prepare a portfolio of evidence.

  • Your Study Programme

    If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • The diverse range of techniques and trends in make-up, hair, styling and special effects
    • How to research, develop and showcase designs

    • Health & safety requirements.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Cut and style hair for performers

    • Use special effects techniques, prosthetics and postiche

    • Use make-up and body art designs in a creative manner.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Thorough communication with clients and colleagues to ensure they have a positive customer experience

    • Commitment to quality

    • Aflexible and positive professional attitude.
  • General info

    Students will be required to purchase uniform, text books and a hair and make up kit. Uniform - Approx £40.00 Test book - Approx £30.00 Kit - Approx £650.00

    We would ask you to be prepared to pay these costs when you enrol in September.

    Please ask your interviewer for more details.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    This qualification will allow you to progress to university or into employment as a make-up artist.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    A Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject.

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.