Award Crest
York College

You will study core and specialist units in how to apply make-up, instruct on make-up, the art of photographic make up, body art design, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, hairdressing – the art of dressing hair and colouring, create an image based on a theme, make and style – postiche, anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and communication.

Entry requirements

For general entry requirement guidance please follow this link.

More detailed entry requirement information will be available in due course.


One year.

What will I study?

The subjects covered include the theory and practice of:

Health and Safety
Client care and communication in the beauty related industry
Apply make-up
The art of photographic make-up
The art of dressing hair
Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
Theme face painting
Body art design
Colour and lighten hair
Cut hair
Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp

Additional courses you will study

Certificate in Contact Dermatitis Prevention

Additional activities:

Home study is vital for success
Work experience (mandatory)
Attendance at visitor speaker sessions

You will also be encouraged to take minor courses.

How will I be assessed?

Practical and theoretical assessment.

Written questions, assignment work, questioning and external exams online are all part of the assessment process. You will be required to provide your own models.

What could it lead to?

You could progress on to Level 3. To do this you need to have completed Level 2, have a minimum attendance record of 90 per cent and a good behaviour record. Progression from Level 2 to 3 is not automatic. Re-interview is required.

You could gain employment in the beauty therapy industry, eg in a salon, consultancy work, as a demonstrator for product manufacturers, on cruise liners, and self-employment following a period of industrial experience. Past students have progressed in salon and retail outlets.

You could study further and take higher level qualifications, which could lead to specialising in a specific area such as Media Make-up, Hairdressing or Beauty.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

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