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What career opportunities can this lead to?

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 are the entry requirements?

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

Cosmetic make up level 2 preferred or equivalent

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.

What does this programme involve?

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.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

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 else do 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 = 206.00
Optional make up kit = 142.25
Uniform = 75.00

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
TMMB Eastleigh College 23/9/2019 Mon & Wed 18:00 – 21:00 34 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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