Hair & Beauty
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a make-up artist. This qualification is designed to support you to gain employment as a make-up artist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. This is a vocational qualification that includes all the required elements to work effectively as a make-up artist. Throughout your studies you will develop your understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and cosmetic products and equipment and develop your interpersonal skills which will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

You will study units such as:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Instruction on make-up application
  • Apply make-up
  • Media make-up
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • Camouflage make-up
  • Apply airbrush make-up to the face

Additional Information You will need to purchase salon wear, equipment, textbooks and a fee towards consumables used on the course.

Entry Requirements

2 - 4 GCSEs grade A*- D (preferably in maths and English) or a recognised Level 1 qualification.

Assessment Method

How will I be assessed?

  • Continual assessment throughout the course
  • Written assignments
  • Written / online tests
  • Practical assessments
Progression Opportunities

What can I do after the course?

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Employment into the industry
Study Methods

The course is full time and run over 3 days a week over 1 academic year Industry standard workshops and salon sessions Demonstrations Educational visits to trade shows and exhibitions Industry days Presentations and Workshops by Industry Professionals
Work placements Promotional events including skills fairs, charity events, open days and evenings. End of year show case Work Experience


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.