Hairdressing & Beauty

City & Guilds Intermediate Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up

36 Weeks , Day time , East Ham Campus
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Is the Course for me?

Are you an aspiring make-up artist?
Do you want to develop a range of skills to give you the confidence to work in the hair and make up industry?
If you are interested in learning a combination of hair and beauty skills, are creative and aspire to work in television, theatre or film then this is the course for you

What is involved?

The field of Hair Styling & Make-Up Artistry is an ever expanding one and this qualification will develop the knowledge and skills that you need to enter this exciting and rewarding industry.

You will be trained by our highly qualified creative staff at our east ham campus At Level 2 you will gain an excellent range of skills and we will provide you with a starting point towards a career in the industry. You will be introduced to aspects of hair and media make-up, learning a range of techniques and styles, including dressing hair, applying different occasion make-up, colouring and basic wig making .

You will be retaking your GCSE Maths and English, if you did not achieve Grade C in any of these subjects, as part of your course to enable you to progress onto Level-3 qualifications.

Work Experience opportunity
As part of the programme you will conduct a work placement in a hair salon. This will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge into a practical work setting.
Enrichment Activities
A range of Enrichment activities are incorporated within the programme. Examples of Enrichment activities conducted are lectures by guest speakers from leading stylists and salon managers
Visits to various industry leaders, trade events or seminars. You will have an opportunity to participate in internal and external events where you will be able to show case your skills. Working back stage at fashion show events and theatre performances.
You will take part in our end of year event where you will be given the opportunity to use your creative design skills complete a look for the catwalk.
I-Learning Sessions
This is additional time embedded in your programme for your study to promote independent learning. This time is used to work through assignments, complete homework activities and conduct wider reading and research.

Support Tutorials
Group and one to one tutorials are set up on the programme to further assist you with successfully completing the course and provide you with professional guidance and support throughout the course.

Personal Learning Plan Sessions
A course tutor will be allocated to you on the programme. Your course tutor will be working with you to set realistic targets that will enable you to achieve your goals. Your targets will be monitored weekly by your tutor and yourself and actions plans and support put in place to assist you in achieving your targets.


Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Hair and Media Make up, Level 2 Hairdressing, Level 2 Barbering, Level 2 Beauty therapy.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE grades D-G
Level 1 Qualification
A keen interest in doing a combination hair and beauty studies to enter the field of creative hair styling and media make-up.