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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code
Awarding Body VTCT
Level Further Education
Start Date Various

Course overview

Our Beauty Make-up Techniques Level 3 Diploma will provide you with the a wide range of make-up application techniques and the knowledge you need to become a make-up artist.

This course is run in the David Hockney Building at the main city centre campus.

What you'll study

You must complete all mandatory units which include:

  • Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Client Care and Consultation
  • Photographic Make-up
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Make-up Services
  • Bridal Make-up
  • Airbrush Make-up
  • Individual Eyelash Extensions
  • False Eyelash Application
  • Cosmetic Make-up Science
  • Promote and Sell Products and Services.

In addition to completing mandatory units, you must also complete three additional units. A variety of additional units are available which include the following:

  • Deliver a Make-up Demonstration
  • Hair-up Styles for Special Occasions
  • Asian Bridal Make-up
  • Spray Tanning
  • Manual Tan Application
  • Gel Polish for Nails
  • Design and Apply Nail Art
  • How to Set Up a New Business
  • Managing a Commercial Column
  • Social Media Marketing.
  • You must complete all mandatory units which include:

    • Health and Safety in the Salon
    • Client Care and Consultation
    • Photographic Make-up
    • Anatomy and Physiology for Make-up Services
    • Bridal Make-up
    • Airbrush Make-up
    • Individual Eyelash Extensions
    • False Eyelash Application
    • Cosmetic Make-up Science
    • Promote and Sell Products and Services.
  • In addition to completing mandatory units, you must also complete three additional units. A variety of additional units are available which include the following:

    • Deliver a Make-up Demonstration
    • Hair-up Styles for Special Occasions
    • Asian Bridal Make-up
    • Spray Tanning
    • Manual Tan Application
    • Gel Polish for Nails
    • Design and Apply Nail Art
    • How to Set Up a New Business
    • Managing a Commercial Column
    • Social Media Marketing.

Assessment

For practical elements of the course, you will be observed by your assessor.

You will also be required to create a portfolio of evidence that confirms the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt.

Entry requirements

GCSE English
Grade 4 or C
GCSE Maths
Grade 4 or C

Next steps

Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a make-up artist, you could progress directly into employment or you can use the UCAS points you gain from this course to progress to learning at Degree level.

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Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

Things you will need

You will need to:

  • Purchase and wear a uniform.
  • You may also have to provide some of your own models.
  • There may be additional costs for enrichment activities, such as attending trade fairs, conferences etc.

All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Hair & Beauty Department during July, August and September.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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