Hair & Media Make-up

Level 2 Diploma:

Hair & Media Make-up

LCBT is one of the largest specialist College in the UK for the Beauty Industry funded by Further Education with an in house Job Shop and over 500 employers registered… We guarantee a job interview!

The Beauty industry is a worldwide phenomenon; it thrives in a recession and is worth an estimated £15 billion in the UK alone!


LCBT’s Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up covers the essential knowledge and understanding needed to help you start your career as a make-up artist. The units that you study will provide you with the basic skills to perform many media, cat walk and theatre looks. Units include Make-Up, Colouring and Dressing Hair, Eyelash & Brow Treatments, Body Art, Photographic Make-Up, Professional Client Care and Communication, as well as experiencing the duties and responsibilities of working in a salon.

You will be provided with a uniform to wear whilst you are at college and a make-up kit that you will own to support you completing your practical treatments and to be used personally.

ENROLLING NOW! FIND OUT MORE – At an Open Day, Call (0207 208 1300), Email: or Drop in and speak to an advisor anytime.


A good level of English, successful interview and initial assessment. Potential learners need to be able to demonstrate dedication and commitment to learning and have aspirations to work and progress into the industry.

FIND OUT MORE – At an Open Day, Call (0207 208 1300), Email: or Drop in and speak to an advisor anytime


September 2024 (various dates)

please call us on – 0207 2081300

or email – to register your interest in this course


8-10 months depending on the mode of study


2-4 days a week including weekend and evening options

Course designed for the learner taking their first steps to become a make-up artist or hair stylist with a variety of delivery based on hair, make-up and creative skills.

You will be taught in state of the art dedicated Make-Up rooms by our lecturers who have extensive experience in the make-up, film, TV and styling industries. You will also benefit from a range of enrichment opportunities including industry talks, and the chance to practice your skills in industry. Depending on your entry and prior qualifications you may also be required to undertake English and Maths Functional Skills or GCSE’s dependent on your criteria.


    • Day, Evening & Special Occasion Make-Up
    • Photographic Make-Up
    • Lash & Brow Treatments
    • Styling Hair Additions
    • Creative Hair Design – a range of techniques including temporary & semi- permanent colour, plaiting, twisting, vertical rolling and Blow-drying.
    • Self-tanning Techniques
    • Body Art
    • Creating an Image For a Client – based on a choice of themes including historical, fantasy & special occasion

Learners will also study client care, health & safety and industry knowledge.

*If you are 16-18 years of age, as part of your course may need to complete Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and/or Maths. If you do need to complete English or Maths you will complete the manicure unit. If you need to complete both English and Maths the manicure unit won’t form part of your qualification.

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The certificate you will gain will be the Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up. This will allow you progress to our Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Hair & Media Make-up, as well as give you the skills to start a career in the make-up industry. You will be able to find work on a make-up counter through our Job Shop, which has hundreds of vacancies.

Some of the career options open to you, could include: Retail assistant, Junior Therapist, Bridal make-up artist/ Beauty/make-up consultant – check out our “I want to be” chart for a full list of career options

Progression –

  • Level 3 Diploma in Hair & Media Make-up

CLICK on our ‘I want to be’ section to get an idea of the career opportunities in each!

Once enrolled you will have access to the on-line Job Shop and careers advisors!

  • 16-18 – No Course Fees
      • (£165 Required for Kit to use in salon and keep)
  • Full Cost – £3,638
    • (Inclusive of Uniform and Kit to use in the salon and keep)
  • OVERSEAS STUDENTS: International Students outside of the EEA do not qualify for concessionary or non-concessionary fees and will be required to pay the full cost of tuition fees. Evidence of your legality to study in the UK will be required. LCBT is unable to provide any assistance with visa application processes and reserves the right to refuse enrolment on to the course.

Whether just starting out in your career, want a change of direction, or are returning to work, the Beauty Industry offers a wide choice of potential career pathways.

Open 7 days a week and in the evenings if you want to work full time or part time to fit in with your family, the beauty industry has a job there waiting for you…..and we guarantee you a job interview!

To work in the industry you must be qualified, and the courses and training we offer at LCBT are focused on ensuring you graduate with the qualifications and skills to move straight into the career pathway you decide on.

Many of our Graduate Therapists open their own Salons or Concessions in Hairdressers, or become Mobile Therapists, our Careers Advisors can help with what you need to do if this is your ambition.

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Application Days

Dates for Application Days & Open Events

Application Days
Application Days held Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays Every Week.

Currently, there are not any dates available. Please call us on 0207 208 1300 or email to register your interest.

Open Events
23rd April 2024 - 05:30 pm
7th May 2024 - 05:30 pm
29th May 2024 - 05:30 pm

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Student Stories

Zina's Story

Zina’s Story

My experience at LCBT was eye opening, learning new and existing treatment as well as gaining knowledge on the human anatomy (words I had never heard and didn’t even know existed).