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Foundation Make-Up Diploma


Are you a beauty therapist looking to offer more to your clients? Then this Foundation Make-Up Diploma is the course for you.

Course Duration


Course Outcome

You will receive your ABT and IPHM accredited Foundation Diploma. Eligible to apply for professional insurance. This course is assessed and certified by Beauty Tribe.

Entry Requirements

You must be 18 or over to enrol on this course. You must also be 18 or over to apply for professional indemnity insurance.


Multiple-choice quiz after each unit. Online workbook portfolio.


Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

or £9.85 /month*
Course code: CLM036

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Course overview

  • Certified Foundation Make-up Diploma, accredited by ABT and IPHM Holistic accreditation board.
  • Study your course entirely online via videos and ebooks.
  • Assessments submitted online.
  • Enables you to apply for professional insurance and start make-up offering services to clients.
  • Ideal for beauticians or beginners looking to offer more treatments to clients.

Learn how to apply foundation to create an even, uniform colour to the complexion of your client's face and neck. The face make-up is a staple make-up for both beginners and pros alike, and you’ll explore the different kinds of foundation along with a basic colour theory to figure out which tone is right for your client.

Once you have successfully completed your course, you will receive an accredited diploma from ABT and IPHM. You are also eligible to apply for professional insurance. You must be 18 or over to apply for professional indemnity insurance.

You will learn through a mixture of online video tutorials and eBooks, at your own pace, in your own environment, whilst taking as long as you need!

Course content

  • Personal standards and practice
  • Hygiene
  • Effective communication with clients
  • Business promotion
  • Preparation of the work area
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Insurance
  • Being effective at work
  • Promoting products and services
  • Retail specific legislation
  • Reception duties
  • Taking payments and methods

  • Hair structure and removal
  • Cells and tissues
  • The skin
  • The skeletal system
  • The muscular system
  • Blood and the heart
  • The lymphatic system
  • The systems
  • Anatomy of the eye

  • Skin types
  • Skin diseases and disorders

  • Introduction
  • Basic colour theory
  • Face shapes
  • Skin types and characteristics
  • Product knowledge and application
  • Aftercare and contra-actions

Extra Information

Once enrolled, you can start at any time, and you will have as much time as you need to complete the course. You can access the materials at any time and refer back to them whenever you need to.

With each unit, you will have an online video to watch through. After you have watched the video, there will be a multiple-choice quiz for you to complete. Once you have completed the questions with a pass mark, the next unit will become available for you to study.

You can take the multiple-choice questions as many times as you need and support from your tutor is given.

You will also be required to upload evidence of your work in the form of an online workbook. This will involve uploading images of your work before and after which will be reviewed by your tutor. Your tutor will then give you detailed feedback and include areas you can improve on in order to pass the course.

This course is assessed and certified by Beauty Tribe.

You will study this course through distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be sent online, so receiving your materials is easy. You will also receive personal tutor support by email, so help is only a click away. Your assignments are submitted online.

Once you have passed the course, your ABT and IPHM accredited diploma certificate will be available for download via the portal and stored for you. You have lifetime access to the portal so you can return at any time using your tutorials and eBooks as a reference.

This course is accredited by ABT and IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine).

You will also be eligible to apply for professional insurance through Radius Insurance, INSYNC plus selected others, meaning you will be able to legally offer these services to clients.

Awarding Body

Beauty Tribe is an award-winning provider of accredited beauty and nail training courses. They make sure all of their courses are fully accredited, meaning upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a diploma certificate which allows you to gain insurance to work on your clients.


You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course. However, you must be 18 or over to enrol on this course.

You may start at any time and have as long as you need to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

  • Dedicated learner services
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership

No. We will issue certification based on your online coursework alone.

You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded your Foundation Make-up Diploma.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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