What opportunities will this course give me?

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry provides learners with the necessary understanding and skills to progress into the make up artistry field. Learners can progress into other areas of the beauty industry and or directly into employment or self employment.

What will I be learning?

The course covers the following units:
• Apply make-up
• Camouflage Make-up
• Design and apply face and body art
• Fashion and photographic make-up
• Instruction on make-up application
• Media Make-Up
• Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
• Promote products and services to clients in a salon
• Client care and communication in beauty related industries
• Design and apply mendhi skin decoration.
The qualification is recognised by the industry and the sector skills and will allow for insurance and employment to be gained.

Why is this course for me?

The course is achieved through approx. twenty assessments completed through continuous observations, mandatory exams, workbooks and a portfolio of evidence. Two evenings a week 6.00 to 9.30pm for 34 weeks, plus a minimum of 102 home study hours, term time only. Both theory and practical will be assessed.
The course develops practical skills, application and client care and advise in advanced make-up techniques, anatomy and physiology, health and safety, home and after care advice for a range of clients.

What do I need to sign up?

If English is your second language you must hold an ESOL level 1 qualification.

Cosmetic make up level 2 preferred or equivalent
All part time learners will be required to complete an English diagnostic assessment to aid in the theory element of the course. The link will be sent out to you through our admissions department and can be completed at home.
An information evening will be set up before the start date of the course in order for you to meet with your tutors and gain as much information prior to the commencement date of the course as possible. You will be informed of the dates by our admissions department.
Note that the course content is vast and at a level 3 standard, students will be expected to complete a minimum of three hours home study each week to compile and construct a varied portfolio of work. Absolute commitment is essential to achieve the qualification and meet the deadlines set by the tutor.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Students who already have basic make-up skills,( a cosmetic make up level 2 qualification preferable) or a beauty qualification at level 2. Who would like to extend or specialise their skills in advance make-up and theatrical techniques to work in the cosmetic, fashion and media industry.

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry is a specialist vocationally related qualification. This qualification will enable learners at a minimum to gain skills, knowledge and understanding required in order to perform a range of make-up treatments. Whilst this course is fully comprehensive in a diverse range of make up techniques, it is a good introduction into the make up artistry industry as knowledge will be gained which can lead to progression and opportunities within the field.

A4 folder (theory) ,Lever arch file for portfolio, lined paper coloured card, plastic wallets, coloured pens/pencils and a pen.
A camera is also required for photographic evidence.

Mandatory kit = price to be confirmed
Optional make up kit = price to be confirmed
Uniform = approx 85.00

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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21/9/2020 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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18:00 – 21:00



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