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Make-up

What will I study?

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

Hair artistry

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.

Mandatory 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

  • Tuesday eve 6-9pm
  • Start Date: 18th September (30 weeks)
  • Uniform and Kit required. (Brushes £42, Make-up £1`07.75, Eye kit 26.77, workbooks £10)

 

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

At this time there is no apprenticeship pathway within media make-up, only Beauty Therapy, Nails, Hairdressing and Barbering

How will I be assessed?

All Technical Qualifications are graded (Pass, Merit and Distinction and Distinction*) having external end point assessment. This includes:

  • Written theory paper
  • Synoptic practical examination

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.

  • For level 3 qualifications the ALL grade levels carry UCAS points to support progression to HE.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

At this time there is no apprenticeship pathway within media make-up, only Beauty Therapy, Nails, Hairdressing and Barbering

What will this lead to?

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.

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

At this time there is no apprenticeship pathway within media make-up, only Beauty Therapy,  Nails, Hairdressing and Barbering

Entry requirements

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

How to apply

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/

 

 

 

Cost

Full Time

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're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • 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 admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

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 admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Cost (Apprenticeship)

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

What happens next?

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.

 

Overview

Title: Make-up

Faculty: Beauty and Make-up

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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