Make-Up Artistry VTCT Diploma Level 3

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1 Year


September 2020 start


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a make-up artist.  This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a make-up artist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a make-up artist including mandatory units covering the following: applying make-up, instruction on make-up, fashion and photographic make-up, media make-up, camouflage make-up and promoting products and services and airbrush make-up, displaying stock to promote retail of products.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and cosmetic products and equipment.  You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the skin and apply a variety of make-up products using different techniques.  You will also develop interpersonal skills, which will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

Entry Requirements

Ideally you should have completed a level 2 in Beauty Therapy or level 2 in Media Make-Up to progress onto this level 3 course.  However, if evidence of prior learning can be proven at interview then an initial assessment may be made.

Assessment Methods

VTCT courses are assessed and verified by centre staff.  Work will be set to improve your practical skills, knowledge and understanding. For practical elements, you will be observed by your assessor. All your work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence and cross referenced to requirements listed in this record of assessment book.


HND in Media Make-Up

This qualification may lead directly into employment in the media, make-up industries as a make-up artist or to work as an independent make-up artist.

Fees & Funding

Starting kit – Illamasqua £120

Mac from £170 to £365


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    Start date

    2020-09-07 00:00:00.000

    End date

    2021-06-11 00:00:00.000



    Huddersfield Centre

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    Kirklees College