Faculty of
Retail & Commercial

Make-Up Artistry


  • Title: Make-Up Artistry
  • Code: F04691
  • Level: Level 2
  • Length: 1 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Retail & Commercial

Make-up studios

Department stores

Make-up stores


Freelance make-up artist

Make-up representative

Full time provision: There are some compulsory cost which include kit and uniform. This will be confirmed at the Kit/uniform open evening 21/06/17

The course consists of the following units:


  • Principles of working in the make-up industry

  • Anatomy & physiology for make-up artist

  • Research, develop and showcase make-up and hair artistry designs

  • The art of applying make-up

  • Hair artistry

  • Creative make-up artistry


Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)
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  • Presentation
  • Evidence
  • Independent learning
  • On-line testing
  • Assignment
  • Practical observation
  • Oral questioning
  • Client documentation
  • Portfolio/look book
  •  Learner Journal 
  •  Final graded practical assessment 
  •  Final graded written externally marked test 
  •  Employer involvement
  •  •Photo Shoot

•Level 3, Media Make-Up (Advanced media make-up artistry or Advanced theatrical, special effects and make-up artistry)

•Level 2 Retail Knowledge

•Level 2 Nails

•Level 2 Hairdressing

•Level 2 Barbering

•Level 2 Beauty

  • Good attendance and punctuality.

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-Up Artistry is designed to provide learners with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge. The course with equip learners to seek employment or further training within the make-up industry.


The centre works with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training, including:


Structured work experience/placement

Lectures by industry experts

Employer input into assessments


Experience of work at external environments:

  • Theatre
  • Photo shoots
  • Catwalks
  • Salon settings
  • Nails
  • Beauty
  • Retail Knowledge
  • Hairdressing
  • Barbering

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000