Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup

Derby College
  • Info on Application
  • 1 Year
  • Diploma
  • Derbyshire

This City & Guilds qualification equips you with a broad understanding of the industry as well as the creative skills you need to work in this glamorous but demanding sector. It could lead to a career styling models for photo-shoots or as a make-up artist for film and television.

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

a minimum of five GCSEs at grade D or above including English at grade 4 or above, Maths at grade 3 or above and Science.
You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and will attend a taster session. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

You will study:

Working in beauty-related industries
Following health and safety in the salon
Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Applying make-up
Providing eyelash and brow treatments
The art of photographic make-up
Body art design
Applying skin tanning techniques
Creating an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty industry
The art of colouring hair
The art of dressing hair
Making and styling a hair addition
Cutting women’s hair

There is a range of optional units to select from, with guidance from our Beauty team.

You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

You will be assessed through a range of methods including practical observation, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence. Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Derby College

The Roundhouse,

Pride Pkwy,


DE24 8JE,

Tel: 0800 028 0289

Web: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/