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Hair and Media Make-up — VRQ Level 2 Diploma

Hair, Beauty and Spa Therapy

Course ID: 174037

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • A creative course designed to enhance your skills in this sector.
  • Outstanding support from tutors in an inclusive and respectful learning environment.
  • Work experience opportunities to give insight to the world of salon work.
  • Gain extensive knowledge and skills in the art of Hair and Media Make-up.
  • Work independently as well as in a team.
  • Perfect for students who wish to pursue a career in the beauty industry.

What to expect from the course

At the City of Liverpool College, our Hair and Media Make-up programme enables you to learn both aspects of hairdressing and media make-up.

This exciting qualification will provide you with all the skills and techniques to enable you to provide effective client care, the art of applying make-up or photographic makeup, the creative art of dressing hair and the unit that covers creating an image using both hairdressing and media make-up skills.

You'll develop an excellent knowledge and understanding of each unit including the health and safety for all services. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in both hairdressing and media make-up to a high level of occupational ability, to eventually enable you to perform your own salon services.

This course is fast paced, creative and delivered to a strict time scale. We are looking for highly motivated students who are able to work positively as a member of a team and independently. You'lll also undertake some invaluable work experience to prepare you for industry.


VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media 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.

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry onto the course.

A minimum of 3 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 a 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.

An enthusiasm and passion to succeed and develop yourself with great attendance will be vital to you achieving success on this course.

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. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 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 1673.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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