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Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

Certificate in Cosmetic Make-Up and Styling Hair - G128

Conway Park Full Time Level 2 Duration 18 weeks

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The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Makeup is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to apply make-up and instruction on make-up application. The course also includes an introduction to styling hair

The primary outcome of the qualification is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a beauty consultant. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a beauty consultant.

Course Details

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty consultant including the mandatory units, applying make-up and instruction on make-up, client care and health and safety.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by studying specialist units which includes: providing eyelash and eyebrow treatments and styling hair.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the skin, health and safety, client care and cosmetic products. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the skin and apply a variety of make-up products using different techniques. You will practice styling hair using a variety of methods which are suitable for special occasions. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

Entry Guidelines

This course if for students aged 16-18 years old.

Relevant Level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

You will need to purchase a uniform, which consists of black tailored trousers (no leggings or jeans) black T-shirt with pink makeup artist branding on the back, the cost will be approximately £20.  You must wear black closed in shoes.  You will also be required to buy a kit so you can practice your skills at home as the kit contains all you will need (approximate cost £141.43). This will be discussed at interview.

Assessment Method

Observed practical work

Witness statements

Written & oral questions

Assignments & worksheets

Case studies

External VTCT exams

Additional Information

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths (grade 4 and above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
Where can I progress to?

L2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (makeup)

L2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies

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Starting 11th January 2021 - Ending - 23rd June 2021REF G128M001

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Wednesday 09:15 — 15:45 Conway Park
Thursday 11:00 — 15:30 Conway Park

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

Starting 12th January 2022 - Ending - 24th June 2022REF G128N001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


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