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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up (QCF)

Level 3


This course is for you if you’re interested in a career in the fashion, theatrical and media make-up industry. You’ll experience the realistic work environment and develop relevant skills for progression within this fast-moving industry. The course will also involve sessions outside the normal timetabled day to ensure the requirements of the qualifications are met.


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The College also will help you gain additional qualifications throughout the year, as well as engage with industry experts and participate in workshops relevant to the industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain qualifications in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT if needed. Students will be required to purchase a uniform and kit at the start of the programme.

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Course Content

The course combines a large proportion of practical learning with relevant theory components. You’ll gain practical skills for the hair and media make-up industry, as well as knowledge on relevant health and safety, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, tanning, make-up, photographic and body art, plus skills in styling, dressing and colouring hair. As part of the course, you’ll also be expected to make and style a hair piece.

Assessment Method

Qualifications are assessed through practical observation, online assessments and written tasks.

Progression Opportunities

On completion of this course you'll be eligible to progress onto specialisms in Theatrical and Special Effects, Foundation Degree in Media Make-up, Special Effects Make-up and Hair Design, or employment.

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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades C or above including English Language and/or Maths, or successful completion of a Level 2 related qualification. Equivalent to 3 A Levels. Please check with the individual Course Co-ordinator on application. Criteria may be subject to change. You'll also be asked to demonstrate artistic flair during the interview process.

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Course Costs

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