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Make-Up Award Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is designed for learners that have an interest in Make Up, or people already working within the beauty industry who wish to further their skills or complete CPD qualifications
  • What you'll learn

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    You will learn theory of Make-up, skin problems, skin structure and function as well as cover health and safety of make-up application
    Application of Day, Evening and Special Occasion Make-Up techniques to suit a range of skin types and ages
    Different Make-Up products and their application
  • Entry requirements

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    Learners must be 19 years and over
    Learners must demonstrate a commitment to learn and have the appropriate life skills. You will need the following:
    . Motivation
    . Friendly manner
    . The ability to work well as part of a team
    .References where necessary and appropriate.
    . Commitment to becoming a therapist.
    .You will need an excellent work ethic and commitment to high attendance of 95% and excellent punctuality standards.
    .You will need to be professional and discreet in all circumstances.
    . Good dexterity skills are paramount and this will be with a skills test.
    . You will need to enjoy working with other people and co-operate as part of a team.
    You need to be committed and keen to practice as you learn new skills and be willing to work within a team and on clients within a real working environment.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Assessment is carried out through a range of:
    Practical techniques
    Assignments in Make-up and Anatomy and Physiology
    Oral questioning
    You will be assessed while working in the college salons on your peers and real clients. The practical tasks are assessed and your achievements will be recorded in your logbook. You will carry out and complete pre-observations then a final assessment for the practical unit. Records of all the work undertaken should be kept to provide evidence of competence. These will form the basis of your portfolio. The final practical assessment will be graded pass, merit or distinction. As part of your practical assessments, you will perform practical treatments on clients. You will be required to carry out treatments on clients; this is an awarding body requirement. There is a lot to learn on this course. However, your tutor will be on hand to support you throughout the year and to help with any worries that you may have.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    You will need to be over 19 years of age to attend this course. The Beauty industry has an accepted dress code and all students will be expected to comply with these standards of dress when working in the Beauty Salon. No jewellery or acrylic nails are allowed.
    You will be required to carry out treatments on your peers and clients.
    You will be expected to have a minimum of 95% attendance and all absences must be explained to your tutor.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact a member of the team via
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Complete an application form to arrange an interview with a member of the beauty department
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £240.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners can progress onto further courses in Make Up or Beauty Therapy. There are also many short courses that would be very exciting to attend including Manicure, Pedicure, Eye treatments, Facial skin care and many more.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    4.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    5 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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