Government Funded VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry

Do you dream of becoming a make-up artist? Learn the skills and carve your own make-up career within 5 months.

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Course Highlights

Only one full day and one half day a week for 20 weeks

Career in the make-up/beauty industry

No experience needed

Valuable certificate accredited by VTCT

96% Pass Rate

Choose this course if:

You want to work in the entertainment industry such as theatre, film and movie
You are creative
You want to work with brides and perfect their makeup look for their big day
You love chatting to people
You are open to learn new ideas and techniques
You have a great eye for detail
You thrive from being busy

The course is designed for those who have no experience but are passionate to start a new career and learn techniques to enhance their employment in makeup industry.

Do you want…

*A career that fits into your life commitments
*To book your own clients and charge your own prices
*To work as a makeup artist in a spa or salon, become freelance or work in television, film and media
*To use your creative skills to transform and beautify your clients.
*Enhance your beauty techniques and make money from your passion
*To start a new career today!

If you…

*Have No previous training
*Have limited time to study
*Don’t want to spend years as a beauty therapy apprentice
*Can’t pay upfront to fund your new career
*Are determined to create a better future your family
*Long for financial security in a career you love
Then you are in the right place at JUST the right time

By the end of this course will you will know

Apply makeup to perfect the skin for day, evening and special occasion looks that suit a variety of skin tones and textures
Create special effects such as realistic injuries, apply prosthetics, and build a mythical character look using wide range of professional products, techniques and tools
Apply airbrush makeup and create flawless beauty or characters looks on the face and full body
Select the best makeup brush to efficiently apply product and to achieve the ideal result
Build a professional and genuine relationship with your client using confidence tips to fulfil client consultations and to use gently psychology to encourage your clients to try new services and products to keep up in the competitive world of the beauty industry
Maintain a safe and hygienic working practice
Apply skin camouflage products to reduce the appearance of skin conditions, scars and birthmarks
Arrange and position eye-popping displays in your own salon to sell more promotional stock

You also get:

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor and access after you graduate. He will work with you to discover what career path you enjoy in the beauty therapy industry and help to set you up for employment, no matter what avenue you choose, e.g freelance, rent a chair in a salon or opening up your own salon, work in TV ,film or media. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate.

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It’s simple, create your quick website using the pre-edited sections, all you have to do is plug in your personality, upload your photos and you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 3 Diploma certificate, recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) You can work in the beauty industry straight away as an advanced beauty therapist specialising in make-up or choose to develop your skills with further training.

You can complete this course in just 5 months!

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At CPBA we have 10 Years of experience in Government funding and employment strategies for people wanted to gain a career in the beauty industry. We have helped 5,000 job seekers go from struggling to land a job interview to living their dream job in as little as 6 months.

How long is the course?

You can graduate in 20 weeks by attending 1 full day and 1 half day at our salon. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have a passion in beauty therapy and commit to practising the techniques in your spare time to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by a beauty industry professional who will guide you through practical lessons with practise on yourself, other clients, manicure hands and real clients. They will push you to reach your goals and you will be assessed on your theory skills with written assignments to make sure you fully understand the importance of nail anatomy.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19 you will learn the theory through online live sessions using Zoom application, and you will come to our centre for the practical part of your training. In the classroom you have the tutors full attention by working in a small group with 12* other students.

*Until we can go back to normal, there will be maximum 6-7 learners in the classroom at the same time and the necessary PPE (face shield/mask, hand sanitiser) will be provided.

Requirements

*Aged 19 or over
*A passion to work in makeup artistry
*To wear a black uniform including black flat shoes, we provide you with 1 free CPBA t-shirt
*Purchase your own basic makeup kit- including sponges and brushes

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £3,345 but you may be eligible for funding if.

*You are over the 19 and successful with the application of an Advanced Learner Loan, you will pay this back when you earn more than £25,000 a year.

You are required to pay a £50 administration fee that will be deducted from your kit fee once you start the course.

For more information regarding our terms and conditions and if you are eligible for funding please visit our Funding page

If you are NOT eligible for funding or want to take advantage of the discounted self-funded fee, you can pay by paypal credit.

Self-funded fee is £1900 for this course. We can offer you an instalment plan, so you can spread the cost of your course until you complete. You also have the option to pay with Paypal. You can cover the cost of your course and have 4 months to pay it off, interest free! Or you can spread it over a longer period with interest

Click on the icon below to find out how paypal credit works

PLEASE BE AWARE

We are NOT in any way affiliated with PayPal. If you choose to apply for PayPal Credit, you are willingly entering into an agreement between yourself and PayPal, only.

We will NOT receive any commission, referral fees or any other such payments from PayPal for customers that choose PayPal Credit to finance their course.

As with ALL credit finance options, it is important that you consider your own circumstances and look into all options before applying for PayPal Credit. You can access free impartial money advice from The Money Advice Service at moneyadviceservice.org.uk.

What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • In a commercial beauty salon
  • In your own retail concession area in a larger department store
  • Be Independent, go self-employed, be mobile, work as a home-based make-up artist, work in film TV and media
  • Work on a cruise ship

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 3 Diploma certificate, recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) You can work in the beauty industry straight away as an advanced beauty therapist specialising in make-up or choose to develop your skills with further training.

About the Tutors

Aiicha N'doye
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
12080 Reviews
57897 Students
2 Courses

I teach L2 and L3 Make-up here at CPBA.
I enjoy interacting and teaching the students and to see them develop and grow and their confidence grow. It is rewarding to see them grow into great makeup artists in the end.
My area of expertise is smokey eyes.
I wanted to share my knowledge, that is why I decided to go into education.
In my spare time I love going out with my friends.
Making people feel beautiful is what I enjoy the most about the beauty industry.
Natasha Wright
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
12080 Reviews
57897 Students
2 Courses

I teach L2 Beauty and Make-up here at CPBA.
My area of expertise is special occasion make-up.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge with students.
In my spare time I like painting.
Marian Tanase
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
12080 Reviews
57897 Students
2 Courses

I teach L2 Beauty and Make-up here at CPBA.
My area of expertise is special occasion make-up.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge with students.
In my spare time I like painting.
Charanjiv Lota
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
12080 Reviews
57897 Students
2 Courses

I teach L2 beauty here at CPBA.
I enjoy interacting and teaching the students and to see them develop and grow.
I wanted to share my knowledge, that is why I started teaching.
I like spending my spare time with my family and friends.

Reviews

  • IH
    Ildiko H.

    I have learned new things, and I have met new people.

  • L
    Liliána

    I learned many new things about make-up.

  • DT
    Diana T.

    The tutor was highly experienced and we learned so much following him.
    The qualification helped me to get work in the beauty industry.

  • LT
    Luiza T.

    I learnt everything in the level three make up artistry beauty course. It was full time for six months and it covered the basics, such as how to apply everyday make-up to special effects, to how to sell products. Learning about special effects was the most inter-esting for me because I would really like to work in film production. I really enjoyed creating bruises and wounds, turning people into witches or ageing them. I also liked creating period make-up and working with prosthetics. I finished the beauty training in June, and by September I had a job. I work at a Chanel counter and as a freelance make-up artist doing every day and occasion make-up. I really like my customers and colour matching and working with different skin types, and that I can be creative in my job.

  • ND
    Natalia D.
  • AA
    Aylin A.
  • AK
    Adrienn K.
  • O
    Olga

    I highly recommend the course.

  • CO
    Cristina O.

    I learned a lot of new and important techniques in applying makeup.

  • VR
    Victoria R.
  • MS
    Mariana S.

    I enjoyed learning with CPBA.

  • KR
    Klaudia R.

    I met so many amazing people on the course and I learnt so much about make-up.

  • DH
    Daniela H.
  • RP
    Regina P.

    I am very satisfied.

  • ADG
    Anca Delia G.
  • VN
    Virginia Neagu

    The atmosphere was really nice and my teacher was friendly.

  • VLR
    Valentina Liliana R.

    I learned so many things about makeup.

If I could give zero star I would I don’t know if this school is a Scam since so many good reviews but basically they took my money and now I can’t contact anyone either email or phone for the last two weeks before I payed they would answer straight away ! Do not do the same mistake then I.
Linda Benji
Linda Benji
10:17 12 Aug 20
Learnt so much really good teacher.
Jamar Caudill
Jamar Caudill
19:36 11 Aug 20
Detailed lessons with everything needed to be successful. Small groups, able to get feedback about our work. If emailed anything we would be able to get feedback.
Jonas Fische
Jonas Fische
19:25 11 Aug 20
I learnt a fair bit of knowledge on the course. It was very enjoyable.
Yung Dupre
Yung Dupre
19:05 11 Aug 20
Informative, nice teacher, easy to follow.
Gaylene Fryer
Gaylene Fryer
18:54 11 Aug 20
danijela gabric
danijela gabric
15:09 10 Aug 20
Informative, nice teacher, easy to follow.
Shirley Holmes
Shirley Holmes
21:02 08 Aug 20
My skills are greatly improved in massage.
Isreal Muir
Isreal Muir
20:42 08 Aug 20
My tutor was amazing. The qualification benefited me because now I have the skills of a massage therapist and the certificate to prove it.
Jen Engel
Jen Engel
20:30 08 Aug 20
Perfect. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow.
Clyde Hester
Clyde Hester
19:51 08 Aug 20
I found a new job after I completed the course so I’m very happy.
Carey Takeo
Carey Takeo
22:28 01 Aug 20
Lot of practice which was very helpful.
German Slack
German Slack
21:55 01 Aug 20
Very nice course. Friendly people.
Ammie Crews
Ammie Crews
21:26 01 Aug 20
The training was very interesting and also entertaining. The tutor was very knowledgeable. The things I learn will help me to build a career in the industry.
Marty Vidal
Marty Vidal
19:46 01 Aug 20
I would happily recommend CPBA to others, everything was clear and laid out for us.
Kristyn Toliver
Kristyn Toliver
18:39 01 Aug 20
I would happily recommend CPBA to others, everything was clear and laid out for us.
Vickie Harvey
Vickie Harvey
22:31 28 Jul 20
The course was great and I got a job straight after I finished.
Vina Escamilla
Vina Escamilla
21:21 28 Jul 20
Excellent communication. I would highly recommend, my experience was fantastic.
Ilona Sturm
Ilona Sturm
20:30 28 Jul 20
The teacher was very professional and helpful all the time.
Keva Osburn
Keva Osburn
19:52 28 Jul 20
You guys are open but not answering the phone. I booked acrylic course and I’ve had no confirmation or reply back in email. I’ve done my gel nail course and really enjoyed it via zoom look forward to doing my acrylic one. I have learnt a lot and look forward to progressing more
Princess
Princess
10:39 26 Jul 20
I learnt new nail art techniques which was very important to me.
Victoria Gill
Victoria Gill
22:15 21 Jul 20
Everything was on the highest level. This course changed my life completely.
Tameika Utley
Tameika Utley
22:02 21 Jul 20
I have learnt everything I needed for having a career in nail technology. I have since acquired a position as a nail technician.
Linda Hubbard
Linda Hubbard
20:37 21 Jul 20
Everything was brilliant. Especially that I can open my salon now.
Carylon Suggs
Carylon Suggs
20:07 21 Jul 20
Good teacher. The course was easy to understand.
Sarah Bowen
Sarah Bowen
19:11 21 Jul 20
I took the online short course for 3 different courses during lockdown and I’m glad I did! Very supportive and opened up so many opportunities for me. Thank you CPBA xx
Sade.Jadexo
Sade.Jadexo
14:02 17 Jul 20
The course made me more confident in my skills as a nail technician. The days fit around my schedule which was really good.
Floyd Harper
Floyd Harper
20:51 16 Jul 20
I’m very happy about the course and the opportunities it gave me. I have started teaching for CPBA as a trainee tutor after I completed my qualification.
Raina Thorne
Raina Thorne
19:31 16 Jul 20
I have learned new things and I met amazing people on the course. Ivett is an amazing tutor and really appreciate her support. After I completed the course I have managed to find a job.
Judy Gardner
Judy Gardner
19:01 16 Jul 20
I had a little bit of previous experience and I was already interested in nails, so I decided to get a professional qualification to help me with my next step. I completed a level three diploma in nail technology at CPBA. The beauty course went for 17 weeks, part-time at one and a half days each week. I really enjoyed my beauty training. Everyone was helpful and my tutor knew a lot. It was just a re-ally good atmosphere to learn in. Once I finished the beauty therapy course, I began to work in a salon as a nail technician. After about six months I was given the opportunity to teach at CPBA and I’ve now been tutoring at the beauty academy for about two years and I absolutely love it, it’s amazing.
Sandra Wilkes
Sandra Wilkes
18:48 16 Jul 20
At beauty college, I completed a level two and level three in nail technology. When I finished training CPBA, I continued to practice and study, focusing on acrylics because that is what I wanted to work with. I created social media accounts to connect with people in my area and then my career just went from there! I now have a business with regular clients and I rent space at Glamour Ready, a salon in Walton on the Hill, Surrey. The skills and qualifications that I have gained from going to beauty school have enabled me to be able to work within salons and push myself within self employment where there are no limits to my success. I always wanted to be self employed so it could fit around my daughter and so I could provide a better future for her. One day, I would like to open my own salon and bring out my own brand of nail products.
Ruth Velazquez
Ruth Velazquez
17:57 16 Jul 20
I have learnt a lot during my time in the course even new things that never thought I’d learn. My tutor found ways to keep the course interesting such as playing games that helped us remember what we have learnt.
Terisa Britt
Terisa Britt
21:37 15 Jul 20
Everything was nice, friendly. Lessons were interesting and the activities made learning very easy.
Clare J. Brown
Clare J. Brown
20:40 15 Jul 20
The best thing it was the lessons with the tutor and my classmates. We re-ally enjoyed learning together.
Ella Goodwin
Ella Goodwin
23:17 13 Jul 20
Everything was perfect . I’m very impressed by Candor Professional Beauty Academy. I learned new treatments and I filled up the gaps in my knowledge which improved my career.
Terry Lawson
Terry Lawson
22:01 13 Jul 20
I loved the training. Straight after completing the course I’ve been offered a job at CPBA and I love every minute of it ever since.
Angel Hughes
Angel Hughes
21:32 13 Jul 20
I met so many amazing people on the course and I learnt so much about make-up.
Juli Pritchett
Juli Pritchett
19:55 13 Jul 20
I have truly enjoyed this short Barbering course. I have learned so much in such a short time so much more than i was excepting, theory and practical. My tutor Syreeta Parris was amazing, so patient, easy going and so informative. The group were lovely and this course was so easy to follow. I loved the live recordings and any clips were send to you the next day by email. I loved it. The CPBA staff were very quick to respond to any emails and you were always kepted in the loop. Thank you again a skill for life.
mary gulliver
mary gulliver
16:14 11 Jul 20
Really easy to follow and understand never felt rushed.
Lisa Betty
Lisa Betty
19:59 10 Jul 20
Good communication throughout, great to be government funded.
Terry Jefferson
Terry Jefferson
19:45 10 Jul 20
Very informative, professional and learnt a lot . Good with government funding .
Louis C. Dayton
Louis C. Dayton
21:36 09 Jul 20
I learned a lot of new and important techniques in applying makeup.
Julia Bowles
Julia Bowles
21:21 09 Jul 20
Highly recommend the course.
Sarah Hemmerson
Sarah Hemmerson
21:01 09 Jul 20
I learnt everything in the level three make up artistry beauty course. It was full time for six months and it covered the basics, such as how to apply everyday make-up to special effects, to how to sell products. Learning about special effects was the most inter-esting for me because I would really like to work in film production. I really enjoyed creating bruises and wounds, turning people into witches or ageing them. I also liked creating period make-up and working with prosthetics. I finished the beauty training in June, and by September I had a job. I work at a Chanel counter and as a freelance make-up artist doing every day and occasion make-up. I really like my customers and colour matching and working with different skin types, and that I can be creative in my job.
Kevin Gates
Kevin Gates
20:56 09 Jul 20
I liked the course and gave me more experience and knowledge in the field.
Zoran Kosic
Zoran Kosic
22:40 07 Jul 20
The tutor was highly experienced and we learned so much following him. The qualification helped me to get work in the beauty industry.
Sandra Loh
Sandra Loh
21:20 07 Jul 20
The level of the training was excellent.
Freida E. Hayes
Freida E. Hayes
20:15 07 Jul 20
Even though the lessons were done via video calls, i still found it effective.
Donald Hogan
Donald Hogan
19:14 07 Jul 20
Manjola was an excellent teacher. Everything was explained in depth.
Gerald Finch
Gerald Finch
00:51 04 Jul 20
This course helped me to find a job in a salon.
Tashia Maher
Tashia Maher
23:53 03 Jul 20
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