Course overview

Level 2 Certificate in Make-up City of Bristol College

This course is the foundation for building a career as a professional make-up artist. The Level 2 Certificate in Make-up is necessary for those progressing to the second-year course (Theatrical make-up diploma).

The make-up certificate course consists of theory and practical units that focus on the skills needed to work as a freelance make-up artist in retail, bridal, fashion and photography and is the underpinning knowledge for those wanting to progress to TV, film and theatre make-up.

Dates and applications

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Level 2 Certificate in Make-up SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMF1728A01-1
Dates
09/09/2024 - 20/06/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
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Start Time
09:15
Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £450. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Level 2 Certificate in Make-up College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1728A01-1
Dates
09/09/2024 - 19/06/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
Enquire
Start Time
09:00
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £450. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMF1728A01-1 09/09/2024 - 20/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised Enquire 09:15 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £450. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
LGF1728A01-1 09/09/2024 - 19/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised Enquire 09:00 College Green Centre
This course costs £450. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

Anyone aged 16-18 with an interest in make-up artistry.

What you'll learn

You will learn the fundamental theory that supports make-up artistry such as anatomy and physiology, health and safety, legislation and client care.

You will learn the skills to be able to provide eyelash and eyebrow tinting, day make-up, evening make-up, special occasion looks as well as high fashion and editorial techniques. Avant-garde hair and make-up and body art is included within this course and the certificate consists of 5 core units and additional certificates. You will need to complete online exams, written assignments, live practical assessments as well as sketchbooks and design plans.

Course entry requirements

Grade 3 or above in English and Maths. 

We will invite you to a Course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Some Level 2 Technical qualifications may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course. This may include having English or Maths at Grade 4

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that you can flourish.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

You will need to have excellent personal hygiene as well as confidence in working on others and in fast-paced environments. You will need to be prepared to have your hair and make-up styled on a daily basis. Creativity and artist skills are preferred. Uniform (all black) is compulsory.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will learn from our experienced and supportive teachers through a mix of classroom work, practical activities and competition work.

Assessments are carried out as practice (pre-observation) assessments and final assessments as well as theory exams and assignments.

Future career and study opportunities

Your next steps are to progress on to year two, Theatrical and Media Make-up. This will allow you to learn prosthetics making, special effects, TV and film make-up which will then lead to applying to study make-up at university.

If you choose to complete after year one you will be qualified to work in retail, photographic work and as a self-employed make-up artist.

Additional costs

The cost of the kit is £90 and the cost of the black hoodie is £25.

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