Hair and Media Make-up - Level 2

Course Code: TB1FE06


In line with Government advice and guidance we plan to have 100% face to face delivery for all Further Education courses for 16 - 18 year olds from September 2021.

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
05/09/2022Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and Maths

  • a successful interview with a tutor 
  • the ability to study independently
  • a genuine interest in the subject
  • good communication skills
  • hardworking approach towards the industry

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

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

Expert Tutors

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.

Tuition Fees

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.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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