Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre

Who is the course for?

This course is for people who have a genuine interest in working in the Hair & Make-up Industry. This exciting course is for those who would like to progress onto a Level 3 course to become a make-up artist or study further onto our Foundation Degree in Media Make-up at our Taunton Campus. 

What does the course involve?

This course gives students the basic insight of hair and make-up so that you can progress onto a Level 3 course.

  • Working in the Beauty Industry
  • Follow Health & Safety Practices in the Salon
  • Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries
  • Apply Make–Up
  • Provide Eyelash and Brow Treatments
  • Create an Image Based on a Theme within the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • The Art of Photographic Make-Up
  • Body Art Design
  • Apply Skin Tanning Techniques
  • The Art of Colouring Hair
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • Make and Style a Hair Addition

Placements/Work Placements

Students will have an opportunity to...

  • Work with the Drama Academy
  • Students will find a one week work experience placement with their local amateur dramatics society
  • Work with The McMillian Theatre
  • Prepare make-up for forensic science students

Entry Requirements

For this Level 2 course learners will need to have 5 GCSEs A – D or 9 - 3 grades including Maths, English and Art or must have successfully achieved a Level 1 qualification.  All applicants require a successful interview.

What are the assessment methods?

  • Written course work
  • Online examinations
  • Practical assessment
  • Portfolio

How long is the course?

One year.

What are the College attendance requirements?

The course is full time programme and a minimum of 90% attendance is required.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

In addition to the course fees, learners will need to pay approximately £250 for media make-up kit and uniform. There will be additional costs for a compulsory trip, £75 and visits along with extra-curricular training – this will be discussed at interview.

What are the progression options?

Upon successful completion of the course learners can progress onto a Level 3 Media Make-up qualification, trainee make-up artist, work as a colour technician and stylist.  

Awarding Body

City and Guilds.

Further Information