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Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-up

The programme is designed to teach a range of practical skills with both make-up and hair.

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Subject Area: Beauty Therapy / Hairdressing
Suitable for: School Leavers
Campus: Weybridge

About this course

The programme is designed to teach a range of practical skills with both make-up and hair. You need to be committed and focussed as this programme is very intense and fast paced and be able to promote yourself within Networking groups. During the course you will also be enrolled onto the tutorial, enrichment programme.

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Where will I be studying?

Brooklands College has specialist facilities for hair and beauty courses, linked to the on-site Inspire Hair & Beauty Academy on both campuses.  

Course Details

What modules are covered?

  • Basic airbrush skills
  • Media makeup
  • Camouflage makeup
  • Fashion makeup
  • Fashion & photographic makeup
  • How to apply basic prosthetics
  • Creative hair styling
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Style and dress hair
  • Health and safety
  • Client care

Who is the course suitable for?

This programme is designed for learners that would like to work within the industry of Make Up and Hair Stylists within Fashion , Theatre, TV & Film

How is the course assessed?

Practical Assessment with specific unitised written assessment which includes mandatory test papers.

Are there any extra costs?

A uniform and specialised kit will need to be purchased (information will be given to you at interview). Visits may include: professional exhibitions, an international visit and a chance to take part in competitions and relevant theatre trips. Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.


Entry Requirements

What qualifications will I need?

5 GCSE passes at grade C/grade 4 or above, ideally including English and Maths (some subject areas may require higher grades than grade C/4 in a specific subject), or for progressing students successful achievement of a level 2 vocational qualification.


Next Steps

Higher education or employment within the industry as a Make Up and Hair Stylists within Fashion, Theatre, TV & Film/ working as a make-up counter assistant.

Start dates

Reference Campus Start
HB03363/232301 Weybridge 04/09/2023
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National Success Hair & Beauty

Level 2 & Level 3 Hairdressing and Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-up students competed at The Blackpool Hairdressing Competitions 2020. Students gained all Top 7 places in the Fantasy category!   Read more

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Heath Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8TT

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Stanwell Road, Ashford TW15 3DU