Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up
Full time course
This qualification at SGS provides an opportunity for learners to enter the exciting and increasingly popular world of make-up artistry. This intermediate qualification provides an essential foundation for any aspiring make-up artist by offering a wide range of practical skills that are valued in the industry. The qualification offers a variety of professional standard skills to ensure a successful career in today’s competitive industry. The skills and knowledge gained can lead learners to careers in freelance make-up work (for example, bridal and special occasions), photographic makeup or the cosmetics industry.
What will I study?
Modules covered may include professional make-up application, fashion and editorial make-up, dress and finish hair services, amongst others.
Maths and English:
A key requirement to obtaining many jobs means achieving a good standard of English and Maths, therefore learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade C will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their course.
Your tutor will discuss this with you. It's expected that all learners will undertake an amount of work experience within the industry.
At an extra cost and your tutor's discretion, there may be opportunities to increase your skills by undertaking additional qualifications relevant to the industry. These may include ear piercing, spray tanning and much more. Your tutor will inform you of these opportunities throughout your programme.
You will be able to seek freelance bridal and photographic make-up work, join the media industry as a Junior Make-Up Artist, or gain employment in the cosmetic industry. Progressing to a Level 3 qualification will enhance your skills to gain work in the make-up industry.
What do I need to join?
You will have three GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English. You should have a professional appearance and a genuine interest in the make-up artistry industry. You should be able to supply a positive reference and successfully complete a skills assessment.
How long is the course?
This course lasts for 1 year, attending approximately 3 days per week.
How will I learn?
You will have a mixture of practical sessions in the salon providing experience in a realistic, professional work environment and classroom based lessons teaching underpinning knowledge. Optional trips will also be available to enhance learning.
How will I know how I am doing?
You will be assessed through observation of practical assessments, assignments and examinations. Experienced tutors will closely monitor and guide you through techniques to ensure you are meeting and exceeding industry standards. You will have personal one-to-one tutorials to review your progress regularly.
Are there any extra costs?
You will be required to purchase a uniform and kit which will cover the duration of your course and a materials cost upon enrolment. There may also be extra charges for trips.
What can I do next?
Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners who meet the required progression criteria can progress onto a Level 3 qualification at SGS. By progressing to the Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up qualification learners will gain further experience and skills that are required to work in the industry.
What are my career options?
Freelance make-up artistry work i.e. bridal and special occasions
Work in the cosmetics industry