Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 3
Start Date:
36 weeks

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above normally including Maths and English language; grade 4/C or above in a relevant subject qualification is sometimes required For progressing students, a minimum of Level 2 course in your chosen subject at Merit or above and English Language and Maths at level 2. Progressing students without English or Maths at GCSE grade 4/C will be required to study these as part of their programme of study. Applications which do not meet the stated entry criteria in full may be approved as an exceptional entry, based on a review by the Assistant Principal.
Who the course is for
This qualification is for make-up artist wanting to progress to a higher level. It builds on existing knowledge and understanding of make up artistry gained at level 2 enabling learners to expand the scope of their technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a make up artist.
What the interview will involve
You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the qualification.
What you will learn
• Airbrush make up • Camouflage make up • Media make up • Fashion and photographic make up. • Face and body art • Instruction of make up • Create an image based on a theme.
How you will learn
Theory/ Workshop sessions- Here you will receive all the essential underpinning knowledge related to the subject area. These sessions are for delivery and demonstration of the practical skills of your qualification. Salon practical sessions- These are designed salon sessions in which you will gain confidence in working in a real salon environment, working on peers, family and friends. As an essential part of learning all students will be expected to receive and complete treatments (unless medically exempt) within the practical sessions from peers. Full time learners will complete E-learning and Tutorial sessions E-Learning- This session is a computer based class where you will use technology to produce work and study independently, with the support and guidance from your tutor. Please note E-learning will be competed at college. Tutorial Sessions- These are designed to support your individual academic progress, and to monitor your course progression by way of action planning and review.
Work placement
Full time level 2 and level 3 students will complete work placement as part of your qualification and will be organised and arranged by the college.
This level 3 course has 32 ucas points. This year four students from this course applied to higher education courses and were offered places conditional on them passing their Level 3 course. Some university courses might require further study before progression to a degree course. • Freelance make-up artist • Higher education

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
VTCT Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up Studies
Additional information
All students are required to: • Wear a course uniform (purchased by yourself via the college) • Wear full black covered shoes • Present yourself in a professional capacity, relating to industry standards • Have hair fully up and off the face for all sessions within the salons • Wear no jewellery (a wedding band can be worn) • No nail extensions or nail polish.

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