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Hair and Media Make-up

Course Code: MUAPT

Level: 2
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9.30am - 2.30pm or 5.30pm - 9.00pm (plus additional assessment Saturdays scheduled throughout the year)

About the course

This is the perfect all-round hair and make-up course to introduce you to a wide range of skills used within the make-up industry. The qualification will prepare you for a move into the world of makeovers to create a variety of looks for photographic, bridal or prom to name but a few.

Throughout the qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the skin, health and safety, hair and media make-up products and equipment. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the skin and apply a variety of make-up products, using different techniques. You will also develop a range of basic technical hairdressing skills

What you'll learn

The course includes the following units:

  • the art of photographic make-up
  • health and safety 
  • create an image based on a theme
  • consultation for hair services
  • shampoo and condition 
  • the art of dressing hair
  • plaiting and twisting
  • apply makeup
  • themed face painting 
  • body art.

Each unit will be assessed through a variety of online exams, written assignments and practical observation. 

What's next?

Upon successful completion you can embark on a career within the hair and make-up industry on either an employed or self-employed basis. You can choose to further your learning via enrolling on to a level 2 hairdressing course or a level 2 beauty therapy course at the College in order to gain further knowledge in these areas. 

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: MUAPT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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