Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a make-up artist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a make-up artist.

The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 421 GLH.

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a make-up artist. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

The programme includes mandatory units such as applying make-up, instruction on make-up, fashion and photographic make-up, media make-up, camouflage make-up and promoting products and services as well as optional specialist units which include airbrush, mehndi, styling and fitting a postiche, displaying stock to promote retail of products.

Level - 3

Dates available through out the year

Available on request 


Pre Requisite

You do not need any previous beauty experience. On application, you will be required to complete Maths and English assessments, achieving a minimum of an Entry Level 3.


£499+VAT for 2 consecutive days or at a costs £299+VAT for each separate day x 2 

Although this qualification is comparable to VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-up, it aims to prepare you to enter the sector rather than confirming competence in a specific job role as in the other qualification. This qualification also allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC).Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.

Career opportunities as a make-up artist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

– Working in commercial beauty salons
– Working in a retail concession in a department store
– Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings