Hair & Beauty | Hair & Media Makeup | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0284-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: VTCT Diploma Hair and Makeup Artistry Level 2 Awarding Body: VTCT

Why this course?

Student applying blue face make-up

If you would like to pursue a career as a makeup artist, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to get you started.

With opportunities to express your creative ideas, Level 2 includes the development of makeup and hair skills, while Level 3 specialises in more advanced techniques.


  • Develop transferable skills in team working, problem-solving and research
  • Learn in a professional salon open to the public
  • Lecturers have current industry experience
  • High-end industry branded products and equipment
  • Strong industry and employer links

Start dates

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Entry requirements

You can start at Level  2 if you have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English, maths and science. 

In addition to the specified entry requirements, you may be required to undergo an assessment of your English skills to ensure you are at a sufficient level for your chosen course.

Start on the Level 1 introduction course if you do not have the above grades.


Entry requirements

Course content

On this course you will learn the following:

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

Why this course?

  • Excellent training facilities
  • Professional salons that are open to the public
  • High-end industry branded equipment and products 
  • Highly skilled and qualified lecturers
  • Lecturers with current industry experience
  • Strong industry and employer links

The MET's Broadwater Campus offers a modern and well-equipped environment in which to learn about the exciting Hair and Beauty industry. Students benefit from industry-standard equipment as well as enjoying Starbucks beverages on-site, hot and cold food from our excellent canteen, IT suites for research projects and the Learning Resource Centre (Library).

What's next?

After Level 2, you can progress to the Level 3 Theatrical Special Effects, Hair and Media Makeup course

Future careers include:

  • Film/video make-up and hair artist
  • Live theatre make-up and hair artist
  • Photography/fashion make-up and hair artist
  • Salon make-up artist/stylist


What's next?

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Additional costs
You may need to purchase a uniform and professional equipment, some financial help may be available.

Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: | 01273 667704

Course fees

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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