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Hair and Make-Up for Media and Theatre VTCT Diploma Level 2

Course Overview

The VTCT Level 2 Hair and Make-up for Media and Theatre course specialises in developing skills necessary to work with make-up brands and the world of TV, film and theatre. The qualification covers technical make-up application, fashion and editorial make-up, dress and finish hair, face and body art, specific character make-up design allowing learners to understand the process of filming relating to make-up in TV and film and enter a college competition. The Hair and Media Make Up industry is very competitive and is predominately self employed. Specialist working to individual briefs will need to be demonstrated in your portfolio evidence.

What topics are covered?

  • Make-up application techniques
  • Hair preparation techniques
  • Fashion and editorial make-up design
  • Continuity of hair service
  • Continuity of make-up designs
  • Dress and finish hair
  • Complete look competition
  • Face and Body painting
  • Health and safety practices in the salon
  • Anatomy and physiology


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This level 2 course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 25 years.


The Hair and Media Make Up industry is very competitive and is predominately self employed. Specialist working to individual briefs will need to be demonstrated in your portfolio evidence.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Four full GCSEs including English language and Maths at grade D/3 or above
  • OR a Level 1 Diploma in Beauty or Hairdressing
  • You must be at least 16 years of age

What qualifications will I gain?

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Make-up Artistry.

Who is the awarding body?


Who will be my tutor?

Hannah Denning

How will I learn?

Continuous practice of skills on peers, clients and models to prefect skills. During theory lessons learners will learn the underpinning knowledge for the units theory examination.

How will I be assessed?

Units are internally and externally assessed. Continuous practical assessment is used to achieve unit ranges on completion of the unit ranges a practical end of unit assessment will be assessed and marked pass, merit or distinction. Learners will be required to undertake two externally set theory paper. A final practical assessment will be externally set on a range of the units completed throughout the course. Points achieved from all graded practical and theory assessment will add up to the learners final course grand.

What can I do after this course?

Are there any additional costs?

Uniform and kit (discussed at interview).


Approximate cost £600.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

The Academy

Which department is this course in?

Hospitality, Hair, Beauty and Spa Industries

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to comply with the following policies that are issued at enrolment:


  • Dress code
  • Code of conduct
  • Locker policy
  • Scissor / knife policy


A basic stationery pack will be issued to enrolled students.



Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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