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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry


This VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry will enable you to work as a professional makeup artist. You will gain skills and knowledge in instructing clients on make-up application, media make-up including applying small ready-made prosthetic pieces, fashion and photographic make-up, camouflage make-up, face and body art. You will also have the opportunity to gain skills in airbrush make-up, styling and fitting head and facial postiche (wigs and hairpieces) or Mendhi skin decoration.


This fast-track course can be completed around your commitments making it the perfect choice for those wanting a good balance of classroom teaching and home learning.


You will also be required to do some home-based learning to practice your skills and complete homework as part of this course.


We are committed to making our assessments a supportive and encouraging experience. Our highly experienced tutors will always ensure you are relaxed and confident before undergoing any assessment modules.

  • Course units

    ➖ Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

    ➖ Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

    ➖ Promote products and services to clients in a salon

    ➖ Design and apply face and body art

    ➖ Instruction on make-up application 

    ➖ Apply make-up

    ➖ Media make-up

    ➖ Fashion and photographic make-up

    ➖ Camouflage make-up

    ➖ Display stock to promote sales in a salon

  • Entry requirements

    ➖ No previous experience - you do not need a Level 2 qualification to complete this course

    ➖ Good standard of English sufficient to complete the course competences and online examinations

    ➖ Students must be over 16 years old to enrol on this course

  • When does the course start?

    ➖ The Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry course starts every February and September

  • How long is the course?

    ➖ 20 weeks (1 day a week)

    ➖ 10am - 5pm

    ➖ Maximum class size: 12 students

  • How will I be assessed?

    ➖ Online theory tests (multiple choice)

    ➖ Observations and oral questioning

    ➖ Practical assessments and assignments

    ➖ Portfolio evidence

  • Do I need to bring a model?

    No. However, you can bring a model for your practical assessments if you wish to.
    At all other times students will be expected to practice on each other.

  • What do I need to buy for this course?

    ➖ Stationery - notepad and pen

    ➖ Uniform - therapist tunic, black trousers and black flat closed toe shoes

    ➖ Makeup kit - we provide you we a list of items to purchase yourself that will be required for the course (approximately £150)

    ➖ Equipment - whilst you are training with us, we provide all other products and equipment you need to complete your practical assessments

  • What can I do with this qualification?

    You can seek employment as a professional makeup artist or you can progress onto a other VTCT specialist hair and beauty qualifications.

    The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry is a highly sought-after qualification that will enable you to work in many areas within the makeup industry. You may wish to progress to higher education or seek employment as a professional make-up artist in commercial sectors such retail, spas, beauty salons, or as a self-employed freelancer. With this internationally accredited qualification, you can also work across the globe, in media, on cruise liners or in other international beauty sectors

  • Payment options

    ➖ Pay in full - £1600 plus VAT (£1940 total) this includes the VTCT registration

    ➖ Pay in 4 months interest free instalments - example £250 deposit, then 3 x monthly instalments

    ➖ Funded - 19+ Learner Loan

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