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Make-Up Artist Level 3

Course Code: TQ009
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Do you have an interest in applying make-up? Well with this course you can learn the skills and knowledge to become a make-up artist, from home!

This course will enable you to: 

  • Understand that a facial is a procedure involving a variety of skin treatments. These can include: team, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage
  • Know how to apply a deep cleanse and identify the best toning products and procedures
  • Explain what a mask therapy and facial massage is and how to undergo the procedures
  • Learn about eyelash and eyebrow treatments and what works best
  • Understand how to apply make-up professionally
  • Learn how to create face and body art make-up
  • Explore the different types of nail treatments and enamelling
  • Study how to apply media make-up for people who work in theatre, fashion and photography
  • Gain an insight into anatomy and physiology
  • Look into the health, safety and business management of a make-up artist

Most make-up artists work freelance for different clients, making it a flexible and rewarding career. Just imagine this could be you!

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it easier and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 50,000 students that have already done so.

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • 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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments. These assignments will then be sent and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required for this course.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive a course pack containing all study materials, as well as full tutor support by email. So help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. 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.

course questions & answers

What are the entry requirements for this course?

No previous knowledge is necessary for this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • FREE Make-Up kit including:
  • Spatula
  • Headband
  • Make-up palette
  • Lip brushes
  • Mascara brushes
  • Eyeliner brushes
  • Applicators

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

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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