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

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

  • Attend two practical training days.
  • Develop the knowledge how to apply flawless professional and special occasion make-up.
  • Boost your skills in concealing, bridal application, eye glitter application, contouring and much more.
  • Apply for and obtain professional insurance to offer services to clients.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

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 and who want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities, those aspiring to become a make-up artist or those who want to boost their knowledge and progress in their current career.

Course Duration

Up to two years.

Course Outcome

You will receive two Certificates of Achievement, one from The Quality License Scheme and one from TQUK.

Entry Requirements

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


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Introduction to Professional Make-Up With Practical Training

Special Occasion Make-Up QLS Level 3

Extra info


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 on to 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 two practical days will be split rather than taking place over two 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 a Certificate of Achievement in Special Occasion Make-up from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Learners will also receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) in Make-Up Artistry Level 3.

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.

Awarding Body

The Make-Up Artistry Level 3 course is accredited by TQUK. 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.

The Special Occasion Make-Up course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality License Scheme website.

This course has been benchmarked at level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

You will receive two Certificates from Ellison’s Academy once your practical days have been completed.


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