Hair and Barbering
Vocational Technical Diploma Beauty
This diploma is an exciting programme designed for individuals who have a passion for the art of transformation through hair or makeup. The course offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical training, equipping you with the skills and techniques needed to excel in the fast-paced world of hair and make-up artistry. From glamorous red carpet looks to special effects make-up for film and television, this diploma covers a wide range of styles and applications. With a focus on industry trends, professional products, and hands-on practice, you will develop a keen eye for detail and the ability to create stunning looks that meet the demands of various media platforms. Whether your dream is to work behind the scenes in film and television or provide bridal and special occasion services, the Hair and Media Makeup Diploma is the perfect gateway to a vibrant and diverse career in the world of hair and makeup artistry.
Qualified tutors will support you through your course and work experience. You’ll improve your knowledge and skills and gain hands-on experience in the College's real-life commercial salon. This practical training will familiarise you with a salon environment and allow you to refine your abilities. The programme also emphasises personal and social development, and English and maths skills. We pride ourselves on our strong partnerships with local salons and organisations. You'll become part of our Hair & Beauty Career Excellence Hub and enjoy a host of career-boosting benefits and unrivalled access to potential employers. You will benefit from work experience opportunities, salon visits, masterclasses from industry experts and courses designed in collaboration with employers to meet industry demands. You'll gain invaluable industry insight and create numerous networking opportunities. By the time you complete your training, you'll be fully prepared to take the next steps towards your future career, armed with the skills and knowledge that employers value.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
You will be taught day, evening, special occasion, and photographic make-up and hair, and how to create a themed image for a client. You will develop the skills required to plan for and provide make-up applications, hair preparation services, fashion and editorial make-up, and face and body painting.
You will study relevant anatomy and physiology, environmental sustainability, and industry health and safety practices. Highly experienced tutors will also support you in developing skills in communication, customer service, research, problem solving and team working, all valued highly by employers.
You will be assessed via two online examinations, usually scheduled for January and March. You will be assessed in your practical elements through graded end of unit examinations which contribute to your overall grade.
As a hair and make-up artist, you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include theatre, film, print media, photographic studios, beauty and/or hair salon, independent/self-employed/ mobile/home-based settings. Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 3 including Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-up Studies.
Maths or English at grade 4.
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