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Hair and Media Make-up

Course Code: HMU2

Level: 2
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Do you want a job as a make-up artist in theatre, fashion, film, or TV? Maybe you want to work in a photographic studio or on a make-up counter, or run your own hair and make-up business? This City & Guilds technical certificate in make-up artistry will be a great way to get you there. Studying here at City College Plymouth, you’ll learn about client care and communication, how to apply make-up, hair artistry and how to best showcase designs.

What you'll learn

The course covers:

  • client care and communication
  • how to apply make-up
  • creating an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • creative make-up artistry for show purposes
  • body art design.
Entry requirements

You will need a good standard of English and maths at GCSE level and/or a level one qualification in hairdressing.


You will be assessed by an end of year online theory exam and a practical exam.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to a level 3 hair and beauty course at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.


Course Code: HMU2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £750

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £50

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 C
19 - 23 A + C  or   B + C(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A + C  or   B + C

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.