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Hair And Media Makeup Intermediate (Level 2)

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Hair And Media Makeup Intermediate (Level 2)

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up Artistry is a qualification that has been specifically designed to enable you to learn both aspects of basic hair styling and media make-up.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

You should have 4 GCSE grades 9-3 or equivalent, this should include English and maths.

You must also have a keen interest in the hair and make up industry and a willingness to learn.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods for each unit. There are 7 exams on the course, these are multiple choice on a computer. Within each unit you will complete written tasks, and complete a set number of practical assessments.


Course content

What will I study?

You will be studying a variety of different units such as Body Art, Make up, Hair Styling, Mendhi Application, Nail Art, Face Painting, Colouring Hair and more.

All lessons take place at the main Kingsway campus in Dunstable.


You will learn through a mix of theory and practical sessions, which will take place in our modern salons.


You will be given short tasks to complete each week, which form the basis for your coursework.

Next steps

Course progression:

Level 3 Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up, Level 2 Beauty, Apprenticeships, Level 2 Hairdressing.

Career progression:

Working in a salon/spa, setting up a business, theatrical make-up artist, hair and beauty retail.

Additional information

Equipment and other costs:

You will need to purchase a kit, which costs £286. This will be used in all of your practical sessions, and is yours to keep at the end of the course. You will also be required to purchase a t-shirt (£10.50) and to wear suitable black trousers and black shoes for each lesson.

We have a uniform shop which also contains a lot of optional items, you will be provided a link for this at the beginning of your course. All of this is the same as the Level 1 kit and uniform, so does not need to be purchased again if you have completed the Level 1 Hair and Beauty course at Central Beds College.


No, there is no work placement attached, but you will be given opportunities throughout the course to put yourself into a real world scenario.

Available Courses
Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.