Hair and Beauty

Make-up Artistry Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course commences in September 2019 and runs for one year. A timetable showing days and times of classes will be assigned at the start of the programme.

Entry requirements
  • Two GCSEs grade 3/D plus English at grade 4 or above
  •  Or Level 1 in Beauty Therapy (NVQ)
You will achieve

You will achieve Make-Up Artistry Technical Certificate Level 2.

Last updated: 19th September 2018

Course overview

Do you like make-up? Would you like to gain the knowledge and skills required to work in the make-up industry? This study programme is designed for you if you have little or no experience but want to start a career in this dynamic, competitive and rewarding industry.


Course content

This course will give you training for a career in the cosmetic or make-up industry.

  • Principles of working in the make-up industry
  • Anatomy and physiology of make-up artists
  • Researching, developing and showcasing designs
  • The art of applying make-up
  • Hair artistry
  • Creative make-up artistry

How will I be assessed?

There will be continuous assessment of practical work, both on and off the job, oral questioning relating to practical work and written questions. You will be required to maintain and submit a portfolio of evidence of work produced. Assessments are based on the ability to do the job.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to purchase a uniform and make-up kit. All kits are compulsory to attend the course and achieve the qualification. Further information will be provided on interview.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

Progress on to the Level 3 Media Make-up Artistry or employment in the make-up industry.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.



Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Make-up Artistry Level 2 Full-time