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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-Up

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    Full time
    1 Year
    City & Guilds of London Institute
  • Free tuition for students under 19 on 31 August prior to start date
  • Advanced Learner Loans available to students aged 19 or over
This course 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.

The 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 content:

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

We will help you achieve a Grade C/4 in GCSE maths, if you don’t have this yet. You will need to buy specialist equipment and clothing.

Progress to a Level 3 course, or enter the world of work within the make-up industry.


You will need four GCSEs at Grades D/3 or above, including English and maths or have achieved a full Entry 3 or Level 1 qualification previously with the college.

Your enrolment is subject to a successful interview, references and skills assessment.