Theatrical Special Effects, Hair and Make-Up — VTCT Level 3

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Course information

At the City of Liverpool College, our programme enables you to develop the skills needed for a career in specialist hair and make-up, with possible careers in the theatre or film industry. Specialist units including; make-up and full body make-up for performers, special effects make-up, make-up using prosthetics, fantasy hair design and hair styling and dressing.
The units you will study include:
• Working with colleagues within the beauty related industries
• Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
• Creative hairdressing design skills
• Fashion and photographic make-up
• Apply airbrush make-up to the face
• Media make-up
• Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
• Provide self-tanning
• Style and fit postiche
• Create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps
This course is fast paced, creative and delivered to strict time scale. You will need to be highly motivated and be able to work positively as a member of a team and independently. Full attendance is essential for a successful completion of the course. This is an advanced qualification and requires students to have some knowledge of make up, it is essential for applicants to have a level 2 make up qualification or equivalent. For our Level 2 qualification, please refer back to the hair and beauty section.
This course is Advanced Learner Loan eligible, which can fully cover the course fee.

Qualifications

City & Guilds Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects and Hair and Make-Up Level 3


This course leads to...

This programme enables you to develop the skills needed for a career in specialist hair and make-up, with possible careers in the theatre or film industry.

Entry Requirements

It is essential for applicants to have a level 2 make up qualification or equivalent.
This is an advanced qualification and requires students to have some knowledge of make up. It is also preferable if students are 18 or over. If you are a school leaver or do not have a level 2, we recommend you start at our level 2 programme which you can study to progress onto level 3.
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 C or above within Literacy and Numeracy, or successful completion of a Level 1 course in a related English and Maths subject area.
Prospective students may be asked to sit and initial assessment to determine their current levels of literacy and numeracy, if they do not fit into the above category.


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Further Information...

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You can contact us online via applications@liv-coll.ac.uk or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.
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Overview

Course ID: 157902

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year



Fees

If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at applications@liv-coll.ac.uk.


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