Intermediate Diploma In Hair And Media Make-Up

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Study Type
Full Time
Study Tier
Intermediate
Start Date
06/09/2021
Duration
36 weeks
Coordinator
Helen Gibson

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3/D or above including Maths and English language

Progressing students may require a minimum of Level 1 qualification in your chosen subject at Merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

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There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

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Applications which do not meet the stated entry criteria in full may be approved as an exceptional entry, based on a review by the Assistant Principal

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

The level 2 diploma in Hair & Media Make-Up is a vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed junior hair & make-up artist.

This qualification is based on the Beauty Therapy (make-up) and Hairdressing standards and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional bodies as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior hair & make-up artist.

Students will attend 2 days per week, plus an additional 42 hours work experience across the duration of your course.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • The art of dressing hair
  • The art of photographic make-up
  • Apply make-up
  • Create an image
  • Plaiting and twisting hair
  • Follow health and safety
  • Colour hair using temporary colour
  • Themed face painting
  • Shampoo and condition hair

All these subjects are supported with relevant Anatomy, Physiology and assignment work. The emphasis during the course is on developing the theory and practical skills, which students will gain working with external clientele. In addition students will learn the fundamentals of customer services, promotional activities and health and safety.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION

All students are required to:

  • Wear a course uniform (Purchased by yourself via the college)
  • Wear full black covered shoes
  • Have hair fully up and off the face for all sessions within the salons
  • Wear no Jewellery ( a wedding band can be worn)
  • Not have nail extensions or polish on. Short filed nails essential to carry out treatments

CURRENT LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO CLOSE CONTACT WORKING

Full PPE must be worn when completing treatments (face shield, type II medical mask, apron, Gloves). This a mandatory requirement for all students to wear, no exceptions.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

The course is delivered by specialist staff, which possess industry experience along with specialist qualifications. Teaching sessions incorporate a mixture of activities to ensure students develop skills and knowledge.

Students are assessed through a combination of internally assessed coursework, practical skills and externally assessed examinations. This helps students to develop core skills required for the hair & make-up industry which include the ability to meet deadlines and retention of knowledge as well as application of skills.

As an essential part of learning all students will be expected to receive and complete treatments (unless medically exempt) within the practical session from peers.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

Career opportunities as a junior hair & make-up artist exist in a variety of contexts including:

  • Commercial hair & beauty salons
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based setting
  • Product manufacturing and training

Whilst this qualifications primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior hair and make-up artist, learners may choose to develop their skills further by undertaking technical level qualification at Level 3 including:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Media Make-up studies
  • Level 1 Hairdressing
  • Advanced craft diploma in make-up artistry

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