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This course is designed for 19+ adults.

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-up qualification will prepare you to enter the beauty or media sector as a specialist make-up artist, with the specific skill of providing fashion and photographic make-up services. 

All the units in this qualification directly relate to the role of a specialist make-up artist.

  • Sector Overview

    Makeup Artistry: Makeup Artistry offers a range of different roles and opportunities in the UK. A makeup artist enhances the best features of each unique face. Makeup artists can work in many roles and settings in various industries, specialising in weddings, events, editorial & fashion, television, film, theatre, and more.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • Level 2 in Beauty or Cosmetic Make-Up
    • Assessment
    • Interview
  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Promote and sell products & services to clients
    • Client care & communication in Beauty related industries
    • Health & Safety practice in the salon
    • Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Continual assessment throughout the course
    • Written assignments
    • Written/online tests
    • Portfolios of collated study evidence

    Practical assessments are undertaken on paying clients and must be completed in a commercially acceptable timescale.

    In addition to timetabled classes there is provision for independent study time. Students will undertake independent learning, investigation and research and bring this to present and share in subsequent classes.

  • Enrichment

    To further enhance your progression, you will take part in trips and visits, such as Professional Beauty and Salon International. You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and create your future.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    The completion of this course will allow you to progress onto:

    Employment in...

    • Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
    • Beauty and/or hair salons
    • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
    • Product distribution and training
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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