• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyCity and Guilds


This Level 2 Make-Up Artistry qualification aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment of further training with in the make-up industry.

These skills include carrying out services such as applying make-up and creative make–up artistry. You will be qualified to work in a number of employment destinations such as photographic studios, department stores, make up stores or salons.

You will be equipped to work as a freelance make-up artist.

This qualification is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years. You do not need previous knowledge or experience to start the qualification.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Principles of Working in the Media Make-Up Industry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Researching, Developing and Showcasing Designs
  • The Art of Applying Make-Up
  • Hair Artistry
  • Creative Make-Up Artistry

September - June, days and times to be confirmed.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved 3 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) including maths and English.

You will be assessed through one externally set, externally moderated assignment and one externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions.

You can progress on to the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Makeup Artistry.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

You are required to purchase a uniform and a kit. You can purchase your kit here.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.