Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Makeup

VTCT Diploma in Make-up Techniques - G123

Conway Park Full Time Level 2 Duration 34 weeks
Or Application Form to be returned to Student Services
The Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Make-up) is a vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beautician/make-up artist. This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-18* age group (*inc 19-23 with EHCP), and will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior beautician/beauty specialist.
Course Details
This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior beautician/beauty specialist including: applying make-up, instruction on make-up, the art of photographic make-up, client care, facial skin care and health and safety.
Entry Guidelines

This is a Study Programme and priority will be given to students who are 16-18 years of age.

To study a Level 2 qualification, you will need:

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3, including English and Maths (or L1  Functional Skills in English and Maths)
A relevant Level 1 qualification with GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or above (or L1 Functional Skills in English and Maths)

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required
You will need to purchase a uniform, which consists of black tailored trousers (no leggings or jeans) black T-shirt with pink make-up artist branding on the back, the cost will be approximately £20. You must wear black closed in shoes. You will also be required to buy a kit so you can practice your skills at home as the kit contains all you will need (approximate cost £98.97). This will be discussed at interview.
Assessment Method
Work books, projects, practical observations, witness statements, audio & visual evidence, written and oral questions and 5 external award body exams
Additional Information

Reading & writing skills - You will need to produce written assignments.

Maths skills - You will need to measure products and work within specific timings.

This profession and course requires you to be able to carry out physical work for long periods of time. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate disabilities.

An early application is recommended

Are you aged 16-18? Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths (grade 4 and above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips for this course.
Where can I progress to?

L3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-Up

L3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry

Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

Apply Now

Starting 9th September 2024 - Ending - 20th June 2025

REF G123Q001

If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 24/25.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


Need help choosing the right course?

Please complete the below form and one of our friendly Student Advisers will be in touch to discuss your options.


Never miss an opportunity!

Sign up for alerts on our latest events, offers and course availability

invest in people standard Matrix logo   Disability Confident Employer logo European Union, European Social Fund logo Education and Skills Funding Agency logoCollege of Sanctuary logo 01Liverpool City Region and Metro Mayor Liverpool City Region logoFEC purple logo 450x284