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Hair and Media Make-up (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are interested in a career as a make-up artist and want to perfect your skills for a successful career in this highly skilled industry.

You’ll learn the basics to get you started as a professional make-up artist, learning about:

  • Facial structures
  • Skin tones
  • Body painting and contouring
  • Eye treatments
  • Photographic make-up
  • Dressing hair
  • Creating an image

You can expect to work with fantastic products and experienced industry-ready staff, and to participate in shows and events including your own photoshoot experiences.

You will be required to obtain a work experience placement as part of your course.

How to apply for this course

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Alternatively, you can apply to start in 2022.

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Location Date
Stoney Street

Start: 6th September 2021

Course code: C022906 / Q022908

Stoney Street

Start: 5th September 2022

Course code: C022906 / Q022908


Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above.


You’ll complete a range of practical assessments and written exams and assignments, to demonstrate your skills as you progress through the course.


Choose to follow with further study at Nottingham College on our Level 3 make up course or Level 2 Hair/Beauty.

Additional information

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform. Costs will be discussed at interview.

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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