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Make-Up City & Guilds Level 2 Award

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Make-Up City & Guilds Level 2 Award

This Level 2 Award in Make-up is a vocational qualification which focuses on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the industry. This qualification is about providing skin care and make up treatments. This qualification has been designed using the National Occupational Standards in Beauty Therapy. It is designed to deliver occupational capability and provide a sound platform from which to enter into employment or progress onto further learning or training.

Course information

Entry Requirements

You are either required to complete the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Health and Safety for the Hair and Beauty or already hold a recognised qualification in Health & Safety (proof will be required). To begin this course you will need to complete a basic skills test and will need to show:

  • A good standard of literacy
  • High level of presentation standards
  • Practical dexterity
Course content

You will learn how to:

  • Maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout your work
  • Cleanse the skin prior to make-up application
  • Apply make-up to support the objective of the treatment and supply aftercare advice
Assessment methods

Assessment for this course is through assignment work/ on line exam and practical assessments on clients, once skills have been achieved working on peers.

Further study and career options

On completion you can build up your professional qualifications by adding other part-time courses. This qualification is looked upon favourably by cosmetic houses found in department stores, and may enable you to progress in that area.

Additional information

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform in order to undertake our Hair & Beauty courses (costs TBC).

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Available Courses
Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford
Starts: 31/01/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 14 weeks
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 22/02/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 14 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator

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.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
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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 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.