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Beauty Therapy Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Hair & Media Make-Up - Level 2

egg-timerFull Time
arrowLevel 2
hat16-18, Adult FT
calendar1 Year
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 04/09/2023

This course will provide you with an excellent introduction to the Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy industries, including: the art of applying a range of make-up techniques, eye treatments, skin tanning, creative hair design, body art, colouring and dressing hair.

On completion of this course you will gain a Level 2 Diploma in Hair & Media Make-up.

Course Overview

You will study the following:

  • Health & Safety

  • Working in the Beauty Related Industries

  • Client Care & Communication

  • Apply Make-up

  • Provide Lash & Brow Treatments

  • Skin Tanning Techniques

  • The Art of Photographic Make-up

  • Body Art Design

  • Colouring & Dressing Hair

  • Create an Image

  • Weft Making

Assessments will take place continuously throughout the course consisting of projects, assignments, course work, portfolio building, online exams and practical performance demonstrations to show your creativity.

Students attend College 3 days a week for a mix of practical and theory sessions and students are also expected to undertake a substantial amount of home study.

We give our students the opportunity to attend trips and visits to events such as the Blackpool Hair & Beauty Festival and we also encourage students to take part in a variety of activities within College such as fundraising events and in-house competitions.

Industry Links

All students are required to carry out an industry work placement which allows the students to demonstrate their skills in a real working environment and learn more about techniques used within their chosen industry area. Students will have the opportunity to choose one of several work places, such as: hairdressers, beauty salons and make-up counters.

Progression Routes

Upon course completion many of our students choose to progress onto the Theatrical & Media Make-up Level 3 course, while some students choose to progress straight into full time work or an Apprenticeship.

There are a variety of exciting roles within the Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy industries, such as:

  • Beauty Therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Lash Technician

  • Beauty Consultant

  • TV & Film Make-up Artist

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.

Entry Requirements

To study this course, you must:

  • Show enthusiasm for the subject area

  • Enjoy working with other people

  • Show a commitment to study

  • Be able to work independently

  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills

You must also have 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher, including English or Maths OR a related Level 1 qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in English or Maths.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A33950-A1A