Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 2
Start Date:
36 weeks

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Minimum of four GCSEs grade 3/D or equivalent including English language and Maths For progressing students, a minimum of Level 1 course in your chosen subject at Merit or above and English Language and Maths at level 2. Progressing students without English or Maths at GCSE grade 4/C will be required to study these as part of their programme of study. 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 the course is for
This course is for learners who have a passion for media hair and make-up and wish to start their career in this industry.
What the interview will involve
You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the qualification.
What you will learn
• Apply make up • The art of photographic make up • Themed face painting • Body art design • Create and image based on a theme • Instruction of make up • Health and safety • Shampoo and conditioning • The art of dressing hair
How you will learn
Theory/ Workshop sessions- Here you will receive all the essential underpinning knowledge related to the subject area. These sessions are for delivery and demonstration of the practical skills of your qualification Salon practical sessions- These are designed salon sessions in which you will gain confidence in working in a real salon environment, working on peers, family and friends As an essential part of learning all students will be expected to receive and complete treatments (unless medically exempt) within the practical sessions from peers. Full time learners will complete E-learning and Tutorial sessions E-Learning- This session is a computer based class where you will use technology to produce work and study independently, with the support and guidance from your tutor. Please note E-learning will be competed at college. Tutorial Sessions- These are designed to support your individual academic progress, and to monitor your course progression by way of action planning and review.
Work placement
Full time level 2 and level 3 students will complete work placement as part of your qualification and will be organised and arranged by the college.
• Junior make up artist • Level 3 in hair and media make up

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
VTCT Level 2 diploma in hair and media make up studies.
Additional information
Practical practice of skills at home on friends and family will be an essential part of this qualification. All students are required to: • Wear a course uniform (purchased by yourself via the college) • Wear full black covered shoes • Present yourself in a professional capacity, relating to industry standards • Have hair fully up and off the face for all sessions within the salons • Wear no jewellery (a wedding band can be worn) • No nail extensions or nail polish.

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