Course Overview

Introduction to Professional and Special Occasion Make-Up with Practical Training

Course code: OSC1120

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Kick-start your career as a make-up artist, from home with this two course bundle!

Obtain professional insurance with this course.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in professional and special occasion make-up, this course is ideal for:

  • Students who want to gain a government recognised certificate in professional and special occasion make-up
  • Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to become a make-up artist
  • Those who want to boost their knowledge and progress in their current career

This course enables you to:

  • Attend two day’s of practical training 
  • Develop the knowledge in applying flawless professional and special occasion make-up
  • Boost your skills in concealing, bridal application, eye glitter application, contouring and much more
  • Study from home, at your own pace
  • Apply for and obtain professional insurance to offer services to clients

Discounts on selected courses - Until 17th December
Course Content

 Introduction to  Professional

 Make-Up Artistry:

Unit 1: Skin Structure, Types and Facial Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Skin Structure
  • Skin Analysis
  • Lip and eye make-up cleanse
  • Superficial/deep cleanse
  • Toning products and procedures
  • Exfoliation
  • Client record card and treatment plan
  • Contraindications to treatment
  • Mask therapy
  • Facial massage
Unit 2: Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments
  • Eyelash and brow treatments
  • Skin test or patch test
  • Eyelash tinting
  • Contra-indications
  • Eyebrow tinting and shaping
  • False eyelash application
  • Eyelash perming
  • Strip lashes
  • Semi-permanent mascara
Unit 3: Provision of Make-Up Treatments
  • Make-up consultation
  • Record card and treatment plan
  • Product formulations
  • Labelling of ingredients
  • Common ingredients of skincare and make-up products
  • Mineral make-up
  • Product use and information
  • Client preparation
  • Make-up brushes and tools
  • Hygienic application of make-up
  • General points of good practice
  • Make-up application procedure
  • Bridal make-up
  • Retailing
  • Consumer legislation
Unit 4: Provision of Specialist Make-up Treatments
  • Face and body art make-up
  • Make-up colours
  • Artificial tanning
  • Airbrushing techniques
  • Nail treatments and enamelling
  • Nail art
  • Prosthetics
  • Make-up effects and tools
  • Media make-up (theatre/fashion/photographic)
  • Cosmetic camouflage
Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Blood and blood supply
  • The lymphatic system
  • The skeleton
  • Cells
  • Muscle tissue
  • The skin (dermis, epidermis)
  • Hair (follicles, structure, colour)
  • Nerve endings
  • Functions of the skin
  • Disorders of the skin
Unit 6: Health, Safety and Business Management
  • Hygiene
  • Sterilisation and hygiene
  • Infection
  • Salon management
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Equal opportunities
  • Communication and greeting clients
  • Appearance and attitude
  • Telephone manner
  • Complaint handling
  • Insurance
  • Treatment of minors
  • Data protection
  • Teamwork and time management
  • Codes of conduct, ethics and practice
  • Employee appraisal

 

 Special Occasion  Make-Up Level 3:

Unit 1: The Skin and Preparation
  • Skin structure
  • Preparation of the skin prior to makeup application
  • Products used
  • Consultation techniques
  • Contraindications
  • Client record keeping
  • Skin analysis
Unit 2: Make-up Techniques and Provision
  • Face shapes and face charting
  • Treatment planning and trial
  • Brushes
  • Tools
  • Products
  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Selecting and applying various foundations
  • Colour correction and concealing
  • Traditional Bridal
  • Natural Eye makeup
  • Smokey effect (natural and dark)
  • Applications of highlighting and shading
  • Application of flare and strip lashes
Unit 3: Vintage Retro Styles
  • Vintage retro styles using Hollywood and Period inspiration
  • Defining features
  • Applying different brow shapes in accordance to era
  • Luscious lips and precision liner on both eyes and lips
  • Looks from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s
Unit 4: Asian Bridal Application
  • Asian Bridal application and techniques
  • Traditional bridal looks
  • Eye makeup with glitter application
  • Cream shadows and shimmers
  • Different Liquid eyeliner techniques
  • Advanced cream contouring
Unit 5: Airbrush Make-Up
  • All airbrush tools and techniques
  • How it differs from traditional make-up
  • How it is incorporated in bridal designs
  • How to combine it with classical make-up for a flawless finish
Unit 6: How to Start your Career as a Freelance Make-up Artist
  • How to build you career as a freelance make-up artist
  • Insurance and legislation
  • How to market the business
  • How to build your portfolio
  • How to set up costings following client consultant

 

 Introduction to  Professional Make-Up  Practical Day:

  • Preparing the skin
  • Recognising skin types
  • Recognising skin tones
  • Recognising face shapes
  • Delivering flawless make-up application
  • Enhancing and concealing techniques
  • Preparing and consulting with the client

 

 Special Occasion  Make-Up Practical  Day:

  • Apply bridal, evening, fashion and glamour make-up
  • Effects that lighting can have on make-up
  • Contouring
  • Shading
  • Basic camouflage tricks
Other Information
Assessment

This course will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which will be sent and marked by your tutor. Your coursework must be completed before you can proceed onto your two days practical training.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier. Both practical days will last 6.5 hours.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. You will receive your course materials through the post, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. You will also need to attend two day’s practical training which will be held at a venue in Coventry. 

Please note the 2 practical days will be split rather than taking place over 2 consecutive days to minimise impact on working and family life. This also enables students to choose when and where the practical’s take place.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

You will also be able to obtain professional insurance through any beauty therapy insurer. This means you will legally be able to offer your makeup services to clients. 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria.

Please note: The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award QCF courses in a number of sectors. QCF courses have various credits values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System. TQUK accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and work hand in hand with organisations ensuring the calibre and worth of courses provided.

You will receive two Certificates from Ellison’s Academy.

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements for this course?

You will need to have completed the Introduction to Professional Make-up theory of this course before progressing onto Special Occasion Make-up.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

How do I arrange my practical days?

Once you have passed your written assignments, you may book your practical day. Simply call us whenever you're ready and we'll arrange this for you. You will also need to bring with you to both practical days your professional make-up brushes, which we will send to you once you are booked onto your Introduction to Professional Make-up practical day. Your practical days will be held at a venue in Coventry.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • One day practical training
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • FREE Professional make up brushes (this will be sent to you when you have booked your practical day)
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue your certification based on your coursework and practical sessions.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in this course and practical day. The venue does have a supply warehouse next to it, so you are able to purchase equipment and products on the day if you wish to do so.

How will I get my work assessed?

When you receive your work you will be required to work through the course and complete assignments at the end of each unit. Your course pack will contain a study guide with instructions on how to submit your work, which will be marked by your tutor. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

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 Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).