Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 2 in Hair & Make-up Artistry

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:1 Year(s)
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2019

Course Overview

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Media Make-up provides you with specialist practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or progression within the make-up industry.

This qualification will allow you to progress in to employment or onto the Level 3 Technical Diploma qualification such as:
• City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-Up Artistry.
• City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry.
Where you can enhance the skills and knowledge that you have gained at level two to progress into senior job roles and wider career choices.

The qualification could also lead you to an apprenticeship in make-up.  You could progress onto; Level 3 Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy – Make-Up.

The qualification is suitable for anyone over the age of 16.  You will spend an evening each week in our salons, to build up your commercial experience.


Progression & Career Opportunities

The programme opens up career opportunities as a hair and make-up artist in the fashion world, television or other media areas, usually working freelance.  There are also opportunities available for progression onto Higher Education and further study either at HND or degree level, depending on prior experience and qualifications.

Achievement of this qualification could lead to a job as a make-up artist working in one of the following establishments:
• Photographic studios
• Department stores
• Make-Up stores
• Salon

You could also work as a freelance make-up artist.

In addition to time spent in College you are expected to complete assignments and other work in your private study time either at home or in College.  Work experience is an important aspect of your skills development and will require evening and weekend work in hair and make-up.  You will be required to attend an evening session – the class will usually end by 8.00pm.

Entry Requirements

You will need 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or better, or a successful completion of a Level 1 Hairdressing or Beauty course. A qualification in an art related subject is desirable, however a keen interest in media make-up with evidence within a portfolio is essential.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

This qualification covers a very wide range of practical skills and knowledge required for working in the make-up industry.  Example units are listed below.

• Principles of working in the make-up industry
• Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists
• Principles of researching, planning and showcasing designs
• The art of applying make-up
• Hair artistry
• Creative make-up artistry

As with all our programmes, this course includes tutorial sessions and individual reviews, giving you individual time with your personal tutor.  You may also be required to study and achieve further qualifications in English and maths to assist in your personal development.

There will be optional extra-curricular activities at an additional cost.  These may include visits to course appropriate venues, professional workshops and residential visits.

You will also need to complete compulsory work experience as part of your study programme.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership Application Form, which is held by your Careers Teacher at school.

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form, online here or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.