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Beauty Therapy - VTCT Diploma in Hair & Make-up Artistry Level 2

This is a technical qualification to help you pursue a career as a hair and make-up artist.

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Key information

Course code: B0535 Course type: Full-time, 16-19 (full-time) Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above in English, Maths and Science is highly desirable. End qualification: VTCT Diploma Hair and Makeup Artistry Level 2 Awarding body: VTCT UCAS tariff: Pass: 36, Merit: 60, Distinction: 84 Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus 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)

Course aims and areas

Studying Beauty Therapy at Brighton MET is fun, exciting and will leave you with the skills, confidence and most importantly, the experience, to progress into employment or further your skills through study.

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan for and provide make-up applications, hair preparation services, fashion and editorial make-up and face and body painting.

Learners will develop their abilities to ensure continuity services are adhered to for makeup application and hair services, whilst developing abilities to produce a total look for competition work. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.

Course Units

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Make-up applications
  • Hair preparation services
  • Continuity planning for make-up services
  • Dress and finish hair services
  • Continuity hair services
  • Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists
  • Total look for competition work
  • Face and body art painting
  • Fashion and editorial make-up

Why the MET?

You will have access to professional commercial areas and a salon with paying customers giving you the real-world experience highly valued by employers.

Professional kits with high-quality products are available, as well as strong industry and employer links, external trips, guest speakers and product training. 

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.  

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary depending on the type of course and the level of entry. Click here to find out more about entry requirements for our 16-19 (full-time) courses.

All 16-19 (full-time) courses require an application review meeting. This is a chance for us to talk through your choice of choice and ensure it's right for you.

There are specific CEFR proficiency requirements for international students.

Course Costs

All 16-19 (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August 2017. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment. The cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

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Work experience

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.

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

Facilities

  • Our 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

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

You should have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including 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.

There is a compulsory additional 2 weeks work experience for this course 


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

1 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

1482 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

1176 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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