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Cosmetic Make-Up — VTCT Level 2 Certificate

Hair, Beauty and Spa Therapy

Course ID: 174916

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 1 year course.
  • You may wish to study a VTCT L2 Award in Preparing to Run a Hair and Beauty Business.
  • Boost your employablity in the beauty sector.
  • Recieve outstanding support from our dedicated and passionate teaching team.
  • VTCT L2 Certificate.
  • Study in our excellent facilities and friendly working environment.
  • Gain invaluable experience and build on your knowledge and skill set.

What to expect from the course

The Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up is designed to prepare you for a specific sector of the beauty industry as a junior make-up consultant.

The qualification is designed for students aged 16 years or older, to support you in gaining employment in a salon, retail store as a make-up consultant/artist or as a freelance make-up artist.

You'll learn all precision and technical elements to beauty makeup, taking into consideration individual needs and expectations. You'll also be able to study a VTCT L2 Award in Preparing to Run a Hair and Beauty Business.


VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Once you successfully complete your course you may be able to progress to the next level, following a satisfactory interview with a tutor. If you’ve finished your Level 3 course you will be offered advice and guidance from our Careers Advisors on how to apply for a place at University through UCAS, or how to apply for a job or an apprenticeship.

Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 courses generally last for one year.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 3 (previously D) or above including Maths and English language OR a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above including Maths and English Language and relevant subject qualification OR a minimum of a Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £33,958.60 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 1136.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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