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Make-Up Artistry Technical Certificate level 2

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Make-Up Artistry Technical Certificate level 2
Code C5271
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This level 2 technical certificate in make-up artistry aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up Industry. This qualification is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years. You don�t need any previous knowledge or experience to start this qualification. If you are aged 16-18, a GCSE in both English and Maths at grade 3 (minimum) or above is required. You may be required to study English and Maths alongside your course to achieve grade 4 in order to progress to level 3. You will also be required to complete 36 hours external work experience and an employer involvement programme.


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 content: principles of working in the make-up industry, during which you will learn how to comply with relevant legislation and work professionally, following safe working practices. Within anatomy and physiology for make-up artists you will learn how face shape is created by the underlying bone and muscle structure creating facial proportions to enable you to enhance a person's features. You will also study the skin and underlying structures so you are able to choose and use appropriate products. During the research, develop and showcase unit you will gain a clear understanding of the principals of researching for make-up artistry designs, explore your own creativity and imagination and learn how to create mood boards and face and hair charts from information gathered. The art of applying makeup will help you to develop knowledge of skin tones, face shapes and provide you with a wide range of application techniques to create total looks for models and clients. Hair artistry covers the fundamental skills for creating hair styles to complement and complete looks and allow you to experiment with different techniques, products, tools and equipment. Using the skills gained within creative make-up artistry you will be able to design and apply creative make-up including special effects e.g. cuts and bruises, upper body art and face art.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed informally during your course leading up to formal assessments. These will be an externally set and externally marked written exam and an externally set, internally marked and externally moderated assignment. The 'synoptic' assignment is a practical based assessment which will require you to identify and use effectively in an integrated way a selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge you have gained throughout the year.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required. An Art/creative based portfolio is also required at welcome event. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Your next steps...

This qualification will allow you to progress onto level 3 advanced technical diploma in media make-up artistry. This qualification could lead to a job as a make-up artist working in one of the following establishments: photographic studios, department stores, make-up stores, salons or you could also work as a freelance make-up artist.



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