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Diploma in Hair and Media Make–Up


  • 16-18 (Full-time), Adults
  • 3-4 days per week hours per week


The course covers: 
• Shampoo and condition hair and scalp 
• Client consultation for hair services
• Working in the hair industry
• The art of photographic make up
• Cut women’s hair 
• Provide eyelash and brow treatments 
• Follow health and safety practice 
• Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector 
• Apply make-up
• The art of dressing hair 

Under 19s will also be required to study Functional Skills English & maths

Students are required to have attend a work placement in a salon on a weekly basis. Competition entry and visits are a compulsory part of the course which enables students to build on their skills, employability, industrial experience and knowledge of the world at work

How is the course taught?

You will be taught practical sessions in our fully equipped Hair Salon open to the public for appointments during term time. Theory sessions will be delivered in the classroom

What support is available?

Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.

What social activities can I take part in?

We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.

What facilities and resources are available?

You will need to purchase a hairdressing / beauty kit approx cost £350. Uniform approx £20. Trips and activities £20. Concessions are available to assist with the costs.

What else should I know?

Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.