Course image L1 Diploma in Hairdressing
Hair and Media Make-up

This course is an introduction to the hairdressing industry. In this year you will be learning the foundations of Hairdressing to equip you with skills to progress you to level 2 or an apprenticeship pathways.

These skills will enable you to take on a full Level 2 qualification next year. 

Course image L2 Certificate in Barbering HC
Hair and Media Make-up

Welcome to Cambridge Regional College part-time Barbering course.

This course is run over two evenings per week for one academic year from 5.30-8.30 on a Monday and Tuesday. The course includes consultation, shampooing, cutting, styling and beard trims, colouring and scalp massage. Throughout the course you will carryout  on line tests for each unit and practical assessments which you will be marked as pass, merit or distinction. .Jo will give you lots of support throughout the course to help you to carryout your assessments to achieve a high grade.

Course image L3 Diploma in Media Make-Up
Hair and Media Make-up

Welcome to Level 3 Media Makeup Diploma! 

This course is a fulltime course running over 3 days a week Mon-Wed. You can find a copy of your timetable in the home tab. You will be studying the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up this is an occupational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed theatrical media make-up artist working with performers to a high level of occupational ability, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

This qualification is based on hairdressing and beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's lead beauty therapy professional association (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology - BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a professional theatrical media make-up artist.

Why is this qualification most suitable?

This qualification is one of two VTCT qualifications in theatrical hair and media make-up. This qualification is larger than the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up Studies. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a professional media make-up artist, this qualification requires learners to achieve more units and to develop a greater breadth of technical skills.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has been specifically designed to build on existing knowledge and understanding of media hair and beauty skills and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a professional theatrical media make-up artist. You will have their skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a professional theatrical media make-up artist including: health and safety practice; client care and communication; airbrush make-up to the face; camouflage make-up; media make-up; fashion and photographic make-up; style and fit postiche and the application of prosthetic pieces and bald caps. These units are all mandatory.

You will further develop your understanding and skills by completing two optional specialist units which include: create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps & creative hairdressing design skills. 
The full list of optional units available can be found in the assessment log book. These optional units have been chosen specifically for this cohort of learning based on learner and tutor discussion at interview and industry requirement. 

What could this qualification lead to?

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC).

Career opportunities as a theatrical media make-up artist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Professional make-up artistry working with performers
- Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
- Beauty and/or hair salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home based settings
- National Health Service
- Product manufacturing and training
- Hospitals/care homes

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a professional theatrical media make-up artist, learners may choose to further develop their skills base by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4, these include:

- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Specialist Hair and Scalp Services
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Hair Colour Correction
- VTCT Level 4 Award in Advanced Hair Styling

Course image L3 Diploma in Hairdressing for colour technicians (Huntingdon)
Hair and Media Make-up



 If you're reading this it means you have achieved a level 2  hairdressing qualification or have been working in the industry for 3 years and  wish to gain a level 3 qualification.

The course content is aimed at extending your existing skills and knowledge to enable you to design plan and create inspirational looks.

Good luck.