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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!

The two practical days for this course will be accredited by the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA). The HABIA is recognised by the government as the Standards Setting Body for the hair and beauty industries and plays an essential role in maintaining and improving professionalism within them.

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 a two day’s 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
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2Course 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
3Other 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 and a Learner Unit Summary: The first from ABC Awards for Special Occasion Make-up, and the second from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).  (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course). You will receive a certificate in Special Occasion Make-Up and Make-Up Artistry Level 3.

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

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.

Your practical training will be accredited through the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) who set the standards for training for the UK. You will also receive two Certificates from Ellison’s Academy.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

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 Professional make up brushes (This will be sent to you when you have booked your practical day)
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • 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. On successful completion of the course and your practical days you will be awarded your certificates.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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