Faculty of Beauty and Make-up
Full Time courses
All new learners interested in make-up will start on the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry and will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
Core topics include:
Working in the make up industry
Anatomy & physiology
Research, develop and showcase designs
The art of applying makeup
Creative make-up artistry
The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the media make-up industry.
These are core areas:
Working in the film, TV and theatre industry
Create historical hair and make-up looks
Media make up creative hair design
Fashion and photographic make-up
The creation and presentation of a look book and industry portfolio
Apply body art
Camouflage make up
Also Avant-guard hair and make up
The evolution of cosmetics and retail
Specialist bridal hair and make-up
Media make-up blogging
The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the theatrical and media make-up industry.
These are compulsory areas:
Cutting and styling techniques for performers
Avant-Garde hair and make up
Creative make-up design for productions and industry demands
Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
Special effects make-up
Create, dress and fit facial postiche
Body art for competition
Also Create, cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps
Costume design and prop making
Wig dressing, fitting and maintenance
For learners who just fall short of the Level 2 entry requirements we offer Level 1 Beauty Therapy. This qualification is a support role within a commercial beauty type environment and includes a variety of basic beauty skills such as facials, manicure & nail treatments and make-up. This qualification will prepare learners for progression to level 2 Beauty, Make-up and Nails
Work Experience is an essential part of all full time study programmes. Learners will complete a minimum 35 hours within an industry linked environment per academic year/qualification.
Part Time courses
Level 2 Certificate in Make-up. (£850)
Level 2 Certificates are vocational qualifications which focus on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the beauty industry. They are a stepping-stone to a higher-level qualification such as VRQ Diplomas, Technical Diplomas and NVQ’S. HABIA, the standard setting body for Hair and Beauty, has approved them and the awarding body City & Guilds provide the qualification
To achieve full certification, you must complete 5 units.
Unit 201 Working in the beauty Industries
Unit 202 Follow Health and Safety in the Salon
Unit 203 Client Care and Communication in beauty related Industries
Unit 209 Apply Make-up
Unit 210 Provide eyelash and brow treatments
All Technical Qualifications are graded (Pass, Merit and Distinction and Distinction*) having external end point assessment. This includes:
Milestone assessment points will track learner progress in preparation for end point assessment and include written tests and assignments, oral questioning, practical skills demonstrations and mock assessment.
The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career as a make-up artist. Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking either of the Level 3 make-up qualifications. Also available are other qualifications at level 2 such as Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing to broaden their skills base and support employability.
The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry provides you with specialist practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or progression within the Media Make up Industry.
The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry provides you with specialist practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or progression within the Theatrical and Media Make up Industry.
Employment can be found in the following areas: Photo shoots, Photographic studios’ , Magazine and publication shoots, Department stores, Make-up stores, Hair or beauty salon
Opportunities for freelance work or self-employment are unlimited for career savvy motivated individuals.
Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).
Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
GCSE Re-sit Study Programme
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.
Vocational Level 1 Programme
English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Vocational Level 2 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Vocational Level 3 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English
You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.
You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -
To register your interest - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/
To apply for a vacancy - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.
Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.
This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.
Faculty: Beauty and Make-up
Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time
Delivery Method: Face-to-face