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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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. 

Entry requirements

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 and/or Maths (grade 3/4 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.

 

Course Content

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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A kit and uniform are required.  Details will be available from the curriculum team during your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You can progress to a Level 3 Diploma covering theatrical, special effects, hair and media make-up – a course on which you will also continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
 
Careers
You can go on to work as a make-up artist for the film and TV industry or as a stylist for the fashion industry.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Rachel Dennis

Rachel Dennis

All set for a career in film make-up

With her sights set on a career as a make-up and prosthetics designer in the world of film, talented Rachel Dennis has already stepped into the spotlight.

She came third in the regional finals of the World Skills competition, having spent many hours creating a prosthetic of the Jabberwocky game character. At our 2014 Peak Awards, she also received the SENSI Hairdressing, Holistic and Beauty Therapy prize – sponsored by Pompadour – for her commitment and superb practical abilities.

Rachel went on to secure a coveted university place to study Advanced Media Make-up in Grimsby, one of only three accredited courses in the UK.

I first became interested in makeup design when I watched films like Lord of the Rings so I was delighted to hear that Derby College ran a specialist course in the subject. Winning the Peak Award completed a fantastic year and having the World Skills experience will certainly be good for my future CV.
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