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Hair and Media Make-up — VRQ Level 2 Diploma

Course information

At the City of Liverpool College, our programme enables you to learn both aspects of hairdressing and media make-up. The mandatory section of this 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.
Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge and understanding of each unit including 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 enable you to perform your own salon services.
This course is fast paced, creative and delivered to a strict time scale. You will need to be highly motivated and be able to work positively as a member of a team and independently. You will also undertake some work experience to prepare you for industry. Full attendance is essential for a successful completion of the course.


VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

This course leads to...

This programme enables you to develop the skills needed for employment in the hairdressing or beauty therapy industries as a junior stylist/therapist or to work as an independent stylist specialising in hair and media make-up. You can also undertake further study in:
Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry
Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up
Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Entry Requirements

All methods are selected to meet the levels and ability of each individual student.
It is desirable but not essential to have GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English and maths or successful completion of a Level 1 course in a related subject area. Prospective students may be asked to sit an initial assessment to determine their current levels of literacy and numeracy, if they do not fit into the above category.
It is essential that applicants demonstrate an appropriate level on inter-personal skills at interview as this is a customer focused industry.

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Further Information...

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You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163490

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


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 £18,135 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 for21/22 is 1673.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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