Media Makeup & Hair Level 2 Technical Certificate

25044W0 | Parson's Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 05/09/2022
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

The beauty industry is worth an estimated £17billion in the UK and employs more than one million people. We have a first-rate reputation for equipping students with the skills to work at national and international level. Aspiring professionals can gain the technical skills, professionalism and qualifications to establish a successful career. The College incorporates industry trends and advances in technology into the courses delivered at the Image Centres in Wigan and Leigh. You will be able to explore a host of career opportunities in salons, clinics, health farms, hotels, in theatres, the media, teaching, training and in sales.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover:

Principles of working in the make-up industry

Anatomy & physiology for make-up artists

Research, develop and showcase make-up and hair artistry designs

The art of applying makeup

Hair artistry

Creative make-up artistry

As well as GCSE Maths and/or English if needed.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year. All learners will be expected to attend work experience to develop employability skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of practical assessments, examinations and an internal synoptic assessment.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects graded 9-3 or equivalent including maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

Progression pathway to the Level 3 in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make up. Employment within the cosmetic retailing industry. Your industry work placement will be integral in developing skills and building the confidence to gain employment. Career Prospects include Beauty Therapist - an area manager in Beauty Consultancy can expect to earn over £30,000 a year. Other careers include Makeup Artist, Massage Therapist, Nail Technician, Holistic Therapist, Theatre/TV Makeup Artist, Salon Manager, Electrologist, Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Technical trainer for product manufacturer, Company sales reps and Teaching.

Other Information

Both Image Centres have state of the art facilities offering a realistic working environment. You will need to purchase both a hair and make up kit and Image Centre uniform. You will also have the opportunity to participate in trips, shows and competitions. If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£497.00 Yes No

Exam Fee


Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels


FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Ensures clients.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.


Customer and Personal Service Administration and Management Sales and Marketing Mathematics English Language Personnel and Human Resources


Learning Strategies Active Listening Writing Monitoring Active Learning Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Speaking
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