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Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Techniques

With this course, you will learn the skills and knowledge required to pursue a successful career as an employed and/or self-employed makeup artist.

You will learn how to successfully promote and sell retail products, provide a range of makeup services such as bridal makeup, airbrushing and eyelash extensions as well as gain a stronger understanding of the science behind cosmetic products.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Photographic makeup
  • Promote and sell products and services
  • Anatomy and physiology for makeup services
  • Bridal makeup
  • Airbrush makeup
  • Individual eyelash extensions
  • Cosmetic makeup science
  • False eyelash application
  • Client care and communication
  • Health and safety in the salon

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through ongoing practical observations carried out within a realistic working environment, portfolio evidence, external examinations and a graded synoptic assessment.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have a level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup, or equivalent.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

However, if you are 19+, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have many career opportunities to choose from such as working in a salon, employment with a huge multi-national makeup brand, such as MAC, Nars or Bobbi Brown , or you might decide to become a freelance makeup artist.

Alternatively, you may choose to expand your knowledge and skill set by progressing onto the level 3 Diploma in Nail Technologies or degree level study at other universities.

Additional Information

As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for financial support to cover these costs.

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Why study Beauty, Nails, Makeup and Spa Therapies with us?

Enrichment Activities

Enhance your skills with enrichment activities such as ear piercing and casualty makeup.

Extensive Courses

We have a diverse range of courses with excellent progression opportunities.

Experienced Tutors

Tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach. 

Industry Competitions

Stand out from the crowd with prestigious competitions such as WorldSkills and AHT.

Creative Environment

Develop your creativity and skills in our modern beauty salons and spa. 

Latest Brands

You will work with the latest salon brands such as Dermalogica, MAC and Star Nail.