VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry

About the course

Who is this course for?

The Level 3 Diploma in Make-up artistry is designed to provide learners with a 20 weeks course in which they will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a make-up artist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a make-up artist.

A good understanding of English is essential.

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma is an internationally recognised qualification. It is based on the National Occupation Standards and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a make-up artist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.

What will I learn?

Through this unit you will develop your skills in a supervisory role focusing on health and safety within your salon.
You will recognise salon hazards, carry out risk assessments and then implement the necessary actions. You will monitor and support your colleagues to ensure your salon complies with health and safety requirements. You will implement and supervise salon procedures for all aspects of salon safety and security including the need for insurance.
This is a preparation for work unit which is based on capability and knowledge. This unit is about client care and communication in beauty-related industries. You will develop your ability to adapt the provision of client care and your communication skills, to the needs of different clients, as well as learn how to manage client expectations.
Through this unit you will develop a sound knowledge of the products and services offered in your salon. You will learn how to promote these products and services by providing accurate information, describing the benefits and features to your clients, being able to identify buying signals, secure an agreement and close a sale.
This unit is about the design and application of face and body art. The knowledge and practical skills achieved in this unit include research and design and may include manual and airbrush techniques.
You will be required to maintain effective health, safety, hygiene and client care throughout your work.
This unit is about providing make-up instruction and giving advice to clients from a variety of age groups and for a range of different purposes.
You will be able to advise and instruct on the correct use of tools, equipment and the application of make-up products to suit a variety of clients’ needs. To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work.
This unit is about providing make-up for a variety of occasions, including day, evening and special occasions. You will be able to work with a variety of skin types and apply a wide range of make-up products to different skin tones and age groups. You will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work.
This unit is about special effects and media make-up. You will learn how to create casualty effects and character looks, using the application of small prosthetics. Consultation and design briefing, including the use of mood boards, are key elements of this unit.
This unit is about designing and applying fashion and photographic make-up and includes incorporating current fashion trends, historical/period and special occasion make-up. You will also learn about make-up for both colour and black and white photography.
This unit is about providing skin camouflage applications to cover a wide range of often complex conditions, designed to restore the skin colouration of the surrounding skin tone. It also covers the use of a variety of specialist camouflage products.
In this unit you will learn how to create an eye‑catching display using promotional materials, equipment and stock from your salon. Through careful planning, preparation and maintenance of your display, you will learn how to promote your salon and increase sales of services and retail products. You must follow safe working practices during the assembly and dismantling stages of the display.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by professional experts through practical sessions alongside theory in a classroom.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be carried out during the course by an assessor observing your practical work. You will also complete written tests and assignments.

All practical work must be carried out on clients which you will be asked to provide.

Is there anything else I need to know?

You will need to purchase a uniform (black CPBA t-shirt – provided, black trousers and black shoes) and a make-up kit.

The course fee is

£3,345

This course can be FUNDED by the government – eligibility criteria applies*.

* You can apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your training that you only have to pay back if you earn more than £25,000 a year.
All learners are required to pay a £10 admin fee that they will get back once they completed the course. For full terms and conditions of the funding and eligibility please visit http://www.cpba.co.uk/course-funding-2/

Entry requirements

You must have a keen interest in make-up artistry.
No prior experience is required.
You must be 19 or older.