What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry aims to provide you with a range of essential technical practical skills and knowledge. This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment or further specialist training within the make-up industry.
Your programme will cover all of the work specific core skills and knowledge you will need to carry out services such as applying make-up and creative make-up / hair artistry. You will explore and research the historical and global influences on make-up and produce a portfolio to showcase your different technical skills and final looks.
Practical skills in make-up and hair artistry will be developed on fellow students; once a level of competence is reached, you will then be able to work on clients in our well-equipped make-up room and hairdressing salons. Whilst studying you will have the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities and workshops. These may include development of employability skills, employer involvement activities, team work and promotional events, communications and customer service; all of which are important when you are thinking about working in the make-up industry.
To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:
One externally set, internally marked and externally moderated assignment (Practical based). In this synoptic assignment you will design and create a themed look using all of the skills, techniques, concepts and theories from across the programme area.
One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions (Theoretical based). This exam is designed to assess the depth and breadth of knowledge across the qualification, using a range of question types.
This qualification is graded: Pass / Merit / Distinction / Distinction*
This 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 mandatory units:
- 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