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Make-up Artist Level 3 Diploma Course

Make-Up Artist Level 3 including Business Start-Up

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Achievement: Level 3

Hours approx: 120

Support: 1 year

Format: Online

Course Information

Would you like to learn how to transform someone’s appearance and carve yourself a new career at the same time? Why not take a look at our Make-up Artist Level 3 Diploma course, which will provide you with all the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful Make-up Artist. You will also have all the support available in order to begin your very own business in this sector!

Our Make-Up Artist course including Business Start-Up will provide you with the following:

  • Level 3 Make-Up Artist Certificate
  • Professional Make-Up Kit
  • Business Cards (250)
  • Appointment cards (100)
  • Guidance on starting your own business
  • Website with email address (Maximum 5 pages and includes hosting for 12 months)
  • Listing on Yell.com website, on 118 24 7 and in Yell.com's Mobile apps
  • Ideas on how to promote your business

Yes you really will be ready to start this exciting new career.

Beauty Courses


  • Hazards and Risks
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Fire Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Effective Communication and Consultation
  • Consultation
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Contra-indications
  • Contra-actions
  • The structure of the skin
  • Bones of the head, neck, chest and should girdle
  • Muscles of the head, neck and shoulders
  • Composition and function of blood and lymph
  • The structure types and and stages of hair growth
  • The structure of the nail
  • The anatomy of the hand and lower arm
  • Hygiene
  • Preparing the client
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Tinting eyebrows and lashes
  • Types of artificial eyelashes available
  • Step-by-step guide for individual flare lashes
  • Step-by-step guide for semi-permanent lash extension
  • Eyelash perming
  • Retail products
  • Skin types and products
  • Exfoliators
  • Face masks
  • Facial massage
  • Effleurage
  • Petrissage
  • Tapotement
  • Aftercare
  • Applying Make-up and Techniques
  • The history of make-up application
  • Equipment, products and brushes
  • Face shapes
  • Colour
  • Hygiene
  • Day look make-up
  • Evening look make-up
  • Special occasion make-up including bridal
  • Cost and budget
  • Camouflage Make-up
  • Bridal make-up
  • Body art Design and apply face and body art
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • Plan and provide airbrush make-up
  • Media make-up
  • Create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Design and apply mendhi
  • Skills
  • Building a Portfolio
  • Creating your freelance make-up kit
  • Service and Fees
  • Gaining your brand presence
  • How to market and find clients
  • How to Expand the Business
  • Taxes, records and public liability

makeup kit

Previous Knowledge Required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You must successfully complete a series of assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed and you have met the required outcomes, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.

Awarding Organisation

Abstract Education

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by Abstract Education and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The Level 3 Make-up Artist Diploma Level 3 course has been benchmarked at a level 3 which would give you some indication as to the difficulty of this course. I.e., GCSE would be equivalent to Level 2 and A’ Level would be equivalent to Level 3.


There are all different routes you can take on completion of this course including:

  • Work as a freelance make-up artist building your own clientele.
  • Work within fashion photography, print and digital media or special effects.
  • specialise in medical aesthetics, using make-up techniques to hide scars and skin conditions to improve a client's psychological wellbeing and confidence.
  • Work at a TV studio, in a theatre, on a film set or at a film studio.
  • Become a bridal make-up artist and setup your own successful business.

Before you start your tutor will contact you to welcome you and, if you’re new to Learn Now, help you understand what study will be like. They’ll also clarify how and when they can be contacted, and how quickly they will respond to you.

Once you’ve started your tutor will mark and provide feedback on your assignments and support your progress throughout the course.

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email with any further queries.

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