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Make-Up Artistry Technical Certificate

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Course Code   10426-STA-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   12/09/2022

If you would like to work in the theatre, film or television industry as a hair and make-up artist, or run your own make-up business, then our courses will give you the wide range of skills you need from applying simple make-up to more intricate, theatrical make-up.

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up Industry.

  What You Will Learn

This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the make-up industry. You will study the following mandatory content:

Principles of working in the make-up industry
Anatomy & physiology for make-up artists
Research, develop and showcase make-up and hair artistry designs
The art of applying makeup
Hair artistry
Creative make-up artistry

  Entry Requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade 4.

  Work Experience

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.


Practical assessment will take place throughout the year and there will be an externally set assignment and theory exam.


On successful completion of the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry you could progress into employment as a make-up artist or progress onto our Level 3 Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Makeup Diploma.

Careers in this industry:
- Television or film industry
- Department stores
- Photographic studios
- Catwalks
- Salons
- Cruise ships
- Freelance make-up artist




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Alisha Dobson

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I was very nervous and excited to start college. I was living in Looe and nobody that I knew from my school was going to do the course that I was going to do, so yeah, I had first day jitters, but it was great. I made friends really quickly and like everyone says it goes really fast, so enjoy it. I loved my hairdressing course and getting really hands on. Before I started college I spent the summer in a salon, just as an assistant, soaking everything up and watching lots. I also practiced things on my friends and family, even if it was just blow drying. I have very curly hair so I really enjoyed trying new things out on my own hair too. There are so many options with hairdressing, it’s really limitless.

I now have my own salon in South London called Bleach. I also do a lot of freelance work, which I have been doing for about 10 years now working in TV, music videos, touring with musicians and artists on their tours, lots of live TV and photo shoots and things like that. I have also been able to travel, all things I never even imagined I would be able to do, so your possibilities are endless.

If the freelance side of things is what you would like to get into be very well rounded. I think it’s played well for me that I can do everything from cutting, colouring and extensions down to perming and shampoo and sets. When I was at college I was like; “oh another perm!”, but all of those things really shape everything that you end up being able to do. They give you so many skills that you might think at the time you’re not going to need but you really will want them! Practice as much as possible and play around, your friends will get tired of having their hair done.

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