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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 GCSE 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. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. A small portfolio of your work will be required at the interview or taster day. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths.

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

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Ebony Saxton

Ebony Saxton

Award-winning beautician Ebony plans to train as beauty lecturer

Award-winning former beauty student Ebony Saxton loved her Derby College course so much that she would like to be a beauty lecturer herself one day Ebony, who initially took a VRQ level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy at the college's Ilkeston campus, successfully completed the advanced programme in Year 2. Described by her tutors as "a vigilant learner who pays great attention to detail", she gained distinctions in all her units, exceeding her targets.And, in recognition of her hard work and dedication she received the Sensi Hairdressing, Holistic & Beauty Therapy Award in the Derby College Peak Awards. It was this same professionalism and motivation while on work experience in a Kimberley beauty salon which led to Ebony getting a job she loves. As a trained therapist with Izabella's Secret, Ebony does massages, facials, manicures and pedicures – with nails her favourite treatment. Ebony, who served in the army cadets while at school, had a great time at college and would like to return at some stage so she can one day lecture in beauty therapy.

I loved college so much that I miss it. I learned such a lot on my course and the lecturers were amazing.
I'm still learning in my job but at some stage I'd like to go back to college and train to be a lecturer.
I got some experience in teaching in the army cadets and really enjoyed it.

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