Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up

Ref: C3847208

This is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for further study at level 3 within the hair and media make-up sector. The units provide a sound basis for further study. The three mandatory units cover the art of photographic make-up, health and safety and how to create an image based on a theme. There is also the opportunity to select optional unites e.g. dressing hair, skin tanning, body art, themed face painting, plaiting and twisting hair, colour hair using temporary colour, shaping and colouring eyebrows, apply make-up, instruction on make-up application, provide nail art, provide eyelash perming, shampoo and condition the hair and scalp, along with client consultation services.

Course aim

This qualification develops knowledge and skills to prepare for employment in the hair and make-up sector of the beauty industry. Learners will have their skills assessed in real working environments.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of health and safety
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the skin
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of media make-up products and equipment
  • Develop a range of technical skills enabling to prepare the skin and apply a variety of make-up products, using different techniques
  • Develop a range of basic technical hairdressing skills

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up

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This course is funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Greater Manchester in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Greater Manchester, you can check your postcode here:

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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