HND Level 5 Diploma: Performing Arts – Make-up

This course is an optional 1-year extension of the 2-Year BTEC Make-up & Hair Course. This is equivalent to the first and second years of a university degree.

Showing prospective students around (including school holidays) for enrolment in 2024 & 2025. The 2-year BTEC Make up & Hair Course starts 23 September 2024 at Elstree Studios or 30 September 2024 at Longcross Studios.


NOTE: Spaces are limited for diploma courses starting in 2024.

For availability or to book a visit, call +44 (0) 1344 635 522 or email us at [email protected] 


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HND Level 5 Diploma In Makeup – How Can It Help Me In My Career?

We are pleased to announce that we now offer the BTEC, HND Level 5 diploma: Performing Arts- Make-up. 

This specialist diploma course is a one-year extension of the 2-year BTEC Make-up & Hair Course, which is equivalent to the first and second years of a university degree.

Throughout the 2 Year BTEC Make-up and Hair Course it is essential that students complete the required core units to achieve their Level 3 and Level 4 before progressing onto the third year of the HND Level 5.

For those of our students wishing to continue onto the HND Level 5, we require enrolment at the end of the first year, as extra work will need to be undertaken in the second year of the two year BTEC course. 

Taught by industry professionals, this unit-based course incorporates a range of theory and practical classes and focuses on topics such as Professional Development, Production Communication, and Stage Craft. In addition, there will be elements of independent learning such as research, coursework, portfolio work and assessment preparation.

Internal assessment is carried out over the duration of the course ensuring a manageable student workload.

More detailed information about this course will follow soon, however in the meantime please contact us to register your interest. 

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HND Makeup Course Units 

UnitName of UnitCredits
Unit 1The Performing Arts Industry15 credits
Unit 2Professional Development15 credits
Unit 21Production Communication15 credits
Unit 10Investigation of Specialism
15 credits
Unit 25SFX 115 credits
Unit 28Hair and Makeup Application15 credits
Unit 30Fashion and Fashion Editorial Hair and Makeup
15 credits
Unit 31Period Hair and Makeup15 credits

HND Makeup Course Units 

UnitName of UnitCredits
Unit 32Creative Research Project30 credits
Unit 33Working in the Performing Arts Industry15 credits
Unit 55Management Role15 credits
Unit 61Hair and Makeup Design15 credits
Unit 65The Freelance Makeup Artist15 credits
Unit 60Costume Design15 credits
Unit 66SFX215 credits
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HND Level 5 Diploma Makeup Course Checklist

Qualification: HND Level 5 Diploma in Production Arts (Make-Up)

Duration: 1 year’s full time

Entry Requirement: 2 Year Make-up and Hair Course: BTEC Level 3 diploma (or equivalent)

Course Dates Longcross Studios: 30 September 2024 to 10 July 2025

Course Dates Elstree Studios:  23 September 2023 to 03 July 2025

Times: Monday-Thursday, 10.30-16.00

Fees: Deposit £2,000 followed by 3 termly payments of £3,000

Methods of payment:  BACS, cheque, bankers draft and debit/credit card

Complementary equipment: Brushstroke Make-Up and Hair Kit

Study progression: 32 week Fast Track: VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing and Men’s Barbering

Note to all HND Applicants

You need to complete your 2-year BTEC Diploma Course to attend the HND higher national diploma course. 

2 Year Makeup & Hair Diploma Course
BTEC & ITEC Level 3
(HNC Level 4 Optional)



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