VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry

Product Description

Blended Learning (classroom and home based learning)
Programme delivered by Ixion Holdings

Qualification Overview

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 VTCT qualification is not only recognised nationally but also internationally, this will enable you to work in salons, department stores, media, photography, freelance make-up artist and for those who may be interested.

To register your interest for this course please fill in the contact form below and we will contact within 24 hours.

Advanced learning loan pre-requisites to qualify:

  • You must be 19 years old on the first day of your course, however there is no upper age limit.
  • You need to be living in the UK or have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man for the past three years.
  • You need to be enrolling on an eligible course at Level 3 and above.
  • You need to have a national insurance number, a valid passport OR original birth certificate.


Available days:

Wednesday & Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm at Sunderland

Wednesday 5:00pm – 9:30pm at Sunderland

Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am – 2:30pm at Seaham



Am I Eligible?
You will need to be 19+ to take the course.
Who is it for?
For those looking to start a career in the makeup industry, specialising in make-up artistry. This course covers everything from day to day makeup, glam, special effects, airbrush makeup, and camouflage makeup.

We are also able to offer progression onto:

• Level 3 Nail Technology

• Level 3 Beauty Massage

• Level 4 Salon Management

What will I learn?
The course is comprised of 10 mandatory units which cover the necessary practical and theoretical skills to provide a wide range of make-up application techniques and styles.

• Health and safety practice in a salon (included in pre-course reading and assignment pack)

• Client Care and communication in beauty-related industries (included in pre-course reading and assignment pack)

• Application of fashion and photographic make-up – including creating and adapting a design plan, using products, tools and techniques to meet the design plan; using black and white and colour and working to a budget

• Application of media make-up (creating different characters, ageing techniques & casualty effects)

• Face and body art using a variety of tools and techniques

• Application of all make-up products – including recognition of face shapes and corrective makeup

• Instruction of all make-up products – including recognition of face shapes and corrective makeup

• Application of camouflage make-up (using & blending products to cover tattoos, scarring etc

• Display stock in a salon

• Promote products and services to clients in a salon

How will I learn?
The qualification is delivered through a blended learning approach – a combination of traditional classroom teaching (face-to-face) and online learning/independent study.

• Classroom – full-day sessions to begin each unit

• Independent study, reading and research with remote tutor support – recommended self-study of 8/10 hours per week

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of practical assessments, multiple choice theory exams, evidence portfolio and workbook 90% attendance is required to pass the course due to the intensity and course length. Missing days of course without catching up may result in failure to pass the qualification.
How much is it?
The cost is £3,345 and may be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan. Programme  is delivered by Ixion Holdings. Find out more here – Learner Handbook
Who is the awarding body?
The awarding body is VTCT.
Can you apply for a loan more than once?
Yes you can apply for more  Advanced Learning Loans for different qualification types to help you progress in your studies. You can apply up to a total of four loans. However as you are entering into a student loan in which you have to pay back, we never advise to enroll on more than one course at any time. These are also extensive courses which require a lot of work and commitment so we would recommend completing one before starting another.



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