Hair and Media Makeup VTCT Diploma Level 2

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Let your imagination run wild with this innovative course. You will work alongside a professional photographer to build up an industry-ready portfolio of work. You will also have the opportunity to gain work experience in theatre performances and fashion shows. You’ll learn how to apply body paint, mehndi, and media makeup.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Apply dramatic avant-garde makeup suitable for photoshoots and productions.
  • Create artwork suitable for body painting.
  • Design and apply mehndi using industry standard henna.
  • Colour, twist, plait, shampoo, condition, and dress hair.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English or maths.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a level 3 qualification, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    Benefit from partnerships and opportunities with Lidos Productions, The Carriageworks, and Steiner. |Take advantage of our strong links with leading employers Wella, Goddess Electrical, HD Brows, Sterex, Urban Decay, Treasure House of Makeup, Nouveau, and Dermalogica.

    Extra Curriculum

    Our practical rooms have been specially designed and built by experienced consultants to provide the college with first class commercial salons for hair and beauty therapy and makeup studios for media makeup.

    Labour Market

    By 2024, the hairdressing and barber sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 3.3%. (EMSI, 2019)

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