Hair, Photographic & Media Makeup - Level 2 Diploma | LBTA

ITEC Level 2
Diploma in Hair,
Photographic and
Media Make-up

The main aim of the ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Hair, Photographic and Media Make is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge in order to provide Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up to the general public and to gain employment in the Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Industry. 

What the qualification covers:
ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Units:
Apply Make-up
The Art of Photographic Make-up
Themed Face Painting
Body Art Design
Create an Image based on a theme in the Hair and Beauty Sector
Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries
The Art of Colouring Hair
The Art of Dressing Hair

The main skills you will perform are:

Application of all make-up products – to include recognition of face shapes and corrective make-up
Photographic make-up – to include working to a brief, producing a design and developing images, lighting and camera effects, application of make-up using products and techniques to suit the design image
Themed face painting – to include designing a 2D image and adapting the 2D image to a 3D surface, application and removal
Body art design – to include application using a variety of techniques and equipment and removal
Creating an image based on a theme - to include planning an image, creating and presenting a mood board and identifying media images to create a theme
Colouring hair – to include temporary and semi-permanent colouring products and techniques
Dressing hair – to include selecting and using a variety of styling products, tools and equipment in order to achieve the desired look

You will also learn about related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the industry.
Assessment and Grading of the Qualification 
This qualification will be internally and externally assessed using the assessment of skills as set out below. Once all of the treatment evidence documentation, assignments and underpinning knowledge have been completed, the Learner will have a final practical assessment carried out by the ITEC External Examiner, who will also verify a minimum of all treatment evidence documentation and assignments.

Course Fee: The qualification fee for the Level 2 is £2,787.50 + VAT (£3,345.00). There are no additional registration or certification fees. All students will be required to purchase a uniform and kit costing £200.00 Total fee: £3,.00 including VAT.

Flexible Study Options:  You can study for these programmes part-time with attendance at the Academy either on two days during the week or evening attendance or weekend attendance.

Duration: 15 weeks if studied for 2 days a week or 30 weeks if studied over 2 evenings a week.

Entry Requirement: There are no formal entry requirements but a good command of written and verbal English language is required.

Opportunities for Employment 
The ITEC Level 2 Diplomas in Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up includes the full skills and knowledge required to specialise in hair, photographic and media make-up services.

There are opportunities for a Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Artist to find employment in a variety of areas: This Diploma qualifies Graduates to work as a freelance Make-up Artist; Graduates can also gain employment in Television and Media.

Hair and make-up studio
Beauty salon
Production companies
Theatre companies
Hotels or resorts
Advanced Make-Up Artist working from home & mobile
Airbrush Make-Up Artist
Bridal Make-Up Artist (inc., bridal party, engagement & special occasions)
Professional Make-Up Artist in Film, TV, Theatre, Editorial & Fashion
Media Make-Up
High End Catwalk

Professional Body Membership and Insurance
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance can be obtained via The Complementary Therapists Association ( and other Industry Associations who recognise the ITEC Diploma.
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