Hair and Media, Intermediate Technical Diploma
The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Make-up Artistry is a technical certificate qualification for learners wishing to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed hair and make-up artist.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a makeup and hair stylist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
- Health safety and hygiene
- Make-up applications
- Hair preparation services
- Continuity planning for make-up services
- Dress and finish hair services
- Continuity hair services
- Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists
- Total look for competition work
- Face and body art painting
- Fashion and editorial make-up
Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan for and provide make-up applications, hair preparation services, fashion and editorial make-up and face and body painting. Learners will develop their abilities to ensure continuity services are adhered to for make-up application and hair services, whilst developing abilities to produce a total look for competition work. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a hair and make-up artist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:
- Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
- Beauty and/or hair salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home based settings
- National Health Service
- Product manufacturing and training
- Level 3 Theatrical and media make-up
- Level 3 Hairdressing
No formal entry requirements
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