LCBT's Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up for ages 16-18 covers the essential knowledge and understanding needed to help you start your career as a make-up artist. The units that you study will provide you with the basic skills to perform many media, cat walk and theatre looks. Units include Make-Up, Colouring and Dressing Hair, Eyelash & Brow Treatments, Body Art, Photographic Make-Up, Professional Client Care and Communication, as well as experiencing the duties and responsibilities of working in a salon.

You will be provided with a uniform to wear whilst you are at college and a make-up kit that you will own to support you completing your practical treatments and to be used personally.

Course designed for the learner taking their first steps to become a make-up artist or hair stylist with a variety of delivery based on hair, make-up and creative skills.

You will be taught in state of the art dedicated Make-Up rooms by our lecturers who have extensive experience in the make-up, film, TV and styling industries. You will also benefit from a range of enrichment opportunities including industry talks, and the chance to practice your skills in industry. 


  • Day, Evening & Special Occasion Make-Up
  • Photographic Make-Up
  • Lash & Brow Treatments
  • Styling Hair Additions
  • Creative Hair Design – a range of techniques including temporary & semi- permanent colour, plaiting, twisting, vertical rolling and Blow-drying.
  • Self-tanning Techniques
  • Body Art
  • Creating an Image For a Client - based on a choice of themes including historical, fantasy & special occasion
  • Manicure*

Learners will also study client care, health & safety and industry knowledge.

*As part of your course you may need to complete Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and/or Maths. If you do need to complete English or Maths you will complete the manicure unit. If you need to complete both English and Maths the manicure unit won’t form part of your qualification.


A good level of English, successful interview and initial assessment. Potential learners need to be able to demonstrate dedication and commitment to learning and have aspirations to work and progress into the industry.

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