Course Details

  • Advancing your skills, knowledge and understanding of make-up artistry learnt at Level 2, this Level 3 Certificate in Fashion, Theatre, and Media Hair and Make-Up Studies is the perfect way to build the technical abilities you’ll need to prepare you for employment as a professional make-up artist.

    You’ll learn how to apply both airbrush and camouflage make-up, as well as taking a closer look at the techniques required specifically for applications in the media, fashion and photographic industries. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose your own units, covering a wide variety of topics from eyelash and brow treatments or wig services, to plaiting and twisting hair or working with prosthetic pieces and bald caps!

    Throughout the course, you’ll be developing the advanced skills and techniques that are standard in the industry, on a programme that is specifically designed to prepare you for work, and recognised by the biggest associations in the beauty therapy world, including the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC)

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • Assessment for this course is done throughout the year and includes a number of different methods. You’ll complete a variety of practical sessions and a work placement, written work and tests, assignments, and practical observations, all building up a portfolio of evidence.

    If you haven’t achieved an A*-C in English or Maths, you’ll take assessments for these too, after learning the necessary skills and knowledge.

  • There are a number of different options to consider after completing this Level 3 Certificate in Hair and Make-Up Studies, with many students choosing to develop their skills even further with higher level courses in Salon Management, or foundation degrees in Make-Up Artistry.

    Make-Up Artists are in high demand in a number of different industries, including beauty salons, TV, film, theatre, and the National Health Service. As you develop your knowledge and abilities, you’ll find there are a variety of career paths for you to pursue.

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  • If you’re between the ages of 16 and 18 and enrolling on this course for the first time, you won’t need to pay any tuition fees.

    There may be some additional equipment costs and if you’re not sure about how to afford college, there are a number of support options that could help you. These include special grants and bursaries, reductions in fees and loans just for education. You can find out more on our fees, finance and funding page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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