Hair and Makeup Artistry - Level 2
Course Code: TB1FE06
Are you constantly watching social media to update your own hair and make-up styles? Would you like to gain the knowledge and skills required to work in the creative hair and make-up industry?
This programme is designed for you if you have little or no experience but want to start a career in this dynamic, competitive and rewarding industry.
Your skills will be developed, providing you with the opportunity to develop your creative and artistic skills in hair and make-up. Blackpool and The Fylde College is expertly positioned to ensure that you have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills to support your career.
You will learn practical skills that employers and leading industry experts identify as key to working in this ever-growing industry.
The focus of the course is the development of practical skills with the underpinning theory aspects of the skills required by the industry.
You will also develop essential communication and customer service skills along with consideration for the environmental and sustainability.
The Level 2 Diploma Hair and Make-up Technical Level Qualification has been developed to support you in gaining meaningful employment or self-employment or as the entry requirement to Level 3 Theatrical and Media Make up course.
4 or more GCSEs at grades D or 3 or above or Level 1 qualification.
You will also need good communication and dexterity skills as well as a keen desire to work with the public in a professional manner.
Initial assessment for BKSB maths and English must be E3 to be considered for this programme.
This course is only open to students who are aged 16-18 years.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to the classroom following a break from formal learning. Our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn.
One key teaching and learning method is that of demonstrations. Your tutors ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practise the skill. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group work, presentations and within practical salon sessions. Following demonstrations you will then have hands on practical time where you will be learning practical hair and make-up skills. You will be required to model for your peers as well so you can experience the therapies first hand. In addition, you will also be expected to apply these skills to clients in our working salons.
There will be dedicated individual/self-study time on your programme which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments. E-learning is also a key element of all our courses and will involve you using our Moodle platform for independent study and learning.
Within the curriculum we also use a range of online apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with new technologies used in the classroom.
Your tutors will support you in preparing for your examinations alongside your own responsibility for your learning.
Over the academic year, you will be required to complete the following hours of study:
Work Placement – a minimum of 20 hours
Independent Study – a minimum of 220 hours
- Main programme = 385 hours
- Maths = maximum of 120 hours *
- English = maximum of 120 hours *
*hours will be confirmed on an individual basis during induction week. Number of hours is dependent on your prior qualifications.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.