This one year course includes all the required elements to work effectively as a hair and makeup artist including: the art of dressing hair, photographic makeup, applying makeup, client care, health and safety and creating an image based on a theme. This qualification has been specially designed to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior hair and makeup artist. Learners will have their hairdressing and makeup artistry skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.
Learners will further develop their understanding and skills base by selecting a number of optional specialist units, which include colouring hair using temporary colour, themed face painting & plaiting and twisting hair. This qualification's structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior hair and makeup artist. Level 2 qualifications in Literacy, Numeracy are also part of the programme of study for students who have not achieved a Grade C or equivalent in these subjects.
Assessment on this programme will be by practical, written and online assessment. All assessments are carried out in English.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
Career Opportunities / Progression
Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners may choose to develop their skills further by progressing onto the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Makeup Studies, which can in turn lead to progression onto the HND in Performing Arts (Production), which specialises in Theatrical and Media Make up.
Career opportunities as a junior hair and makeup artist exist in a variety of contexts, including:
• Commercial hair and beauty salons and retail counter staff
• Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
• Product manufacturing and training
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
You will be required to buy a Belfast Met uniform, costing approximately £40.00. You will also require a kit costing approximately £250.00 (if needed). Specific details will be given at pre-entry advice and guidance sessions.