Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Hair and Make-up Artistry - Level 2 Diploma

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Course Code: FE0054-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Awarding Body: VTCT UCAS Tariff: Pass: 36, Merit: 60, Distinction: 84

Course aims

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a make-up artist, providing hair and make-up services in media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. You will learn a variety of creative techniques, as well as communication and commercial skills which are highly valued by employers.

Entry requirements

Start at Level 2 if you have at least three GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above in English, maths and preferably science.

If you do not have these grades you can start on Level 1 Beauty or Level 1 Hairdressing. To optimise your chance of success, you will ideally have a Level 1 or 2 in beauty, hair or another relevant qualification.


Entry requirements

Course units

  • Make-up applications
  • Hair preparation
  • Dressing and finishing hair
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Total look for competition work
  • Face and body art painting
  • Fashion and editorial make-up
  • Communication and commercial skills

Work experience

There is a compulsory additional two weeks work experience for this course.

Our beauty department has very strong links with local employers, many of whom started their own careers at Brighton MET.

You will have an opportunity to undertake work experience, which often leads to gaining a permanent position or making valuable contacts. 

We hold an annual careers day where local, national and international employers will give seminars. This will give you valuable information and advice about progression opportunities and setting up your own businesses. 

We also hold training days, trips to trade shows and have guest speakers to keep all of your training and knowledge current and up to date. 

During the make-up course you may experience external trips or seminars with Kryolan, Mac and Bobbi Brown.

  • Assessment
    • Service portfolio (does not contribute to the overall qualification grade)
    • Graded practical assessments (50% of qualification grade)
    • Graded synoptic assessment (20% of qualification grade)
    • External examination (30% of qualification grade)

Facilities

  • Our Hair & Beauty department benefits from fantastic facilities that will provide you with a real-world training experience and a top education.
  • Professional standard beauty and hairdressing salons that are open to the general public, providing a realistic working environment.
  • The use of industry branded equipment and products, plus additional training from external companies, such as Eve Taylor.
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks.
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support. 
Facilities

What's next?

Students who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a specialist make-up artist, you could progress directly into a variety of employment contexts, including:

  • Professional make-up artistry settings working with performers 
  • Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
  • Beauty and hair salons
  • National health service
  • Product manufacturing and training

After Level 2, you can progress to:

  • FdA Theatre Arts (Make-up and Hair for Theatre and Media) 
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Theatrical, Media, Hair and Make-up
  • Level 2 / 3 Hairdressing
  • Level 2 / 3 Barbering
  • Level 2 / 3 Beauty therapy
  • Level 2 African Caribbean Hair
What's next?

Costs

You will need to buy uniform and kit for the course (approximately £500).


Conduct

Please note this is a professional course and you will be required to comply with professional standards, this includes wearing the required full uniform, removing all piercings and jewellery and refraining from wearing nail extensions and nail varnish.

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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Ensures clients' records are maintained.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

6 Available opportunities 0.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,873

AVERAGE £27,651

POTENTIAL £50,603

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

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Hairdresser or barber

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1233 Available opportunities 5.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £12,578

AVERAGE £15,152

POTENTIAL £21,411

Desired Skills:
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

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Beautician or related occupation

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.
  • Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
  • Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
  • Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
  • Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
  • Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
  • Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
  • Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
  • Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

786 Available opportunities 0.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,767

AVERAGE £16,361

POTENTIAL £23,166

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Science
  • Mathematics

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