AGE

19+

START DATES

September 2024, January 2025

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proficient in English reading, writing, listening and speaking

DURATION

1 year

FEES & FUNDING

£3,345 (loans available)

19+ Level 3 Diploma

Hair and Media Make-Up

Designed especially for those wishing to start a career in hair and media make-up without any prior experience or qualifications, and includes the necessary Level 2 units so that you don’t have to spend extra time and money to start your career. 

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We have a range of enrichment from masterclasses, the Ideal Home Show, and working with the theatres

Heidi, LCBT Hair & Media Makeup Tutor

Course Overview

19+ Level 3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up

Our 19+ Level 3 Diploma in Hair & Media Make-up is designed to teach you all the skills you need to work on film, TV and magazine shoots at an advanced level. You will learn to do fashion and photographic make-up, airbrush and camouflage make-up and body art, as well as creative hairdressing and hair styling skills, and eyelash extensions. The course also covers client care and communication skills, health and safety and general industry knowledge. 

Your course is embedded with the required Level 2 modules, which means you don’t have to spend additional time and money to gain a Level 2 qualification first. Practical learning takes place in LCBT’s purpose-designed make-up rooms, where you will learn from tutors with years of expertise in film, TV and theatre make-up, hair and styling. We will provide you with a uniform to wear whilst you are at college and your own make-up kit. 

Units 

  • Apply Make-up  
  • Lash & Brow Treatments  
  • Fashion & Photographic Make-up (including Monochrome & Historical Looks)​  
  • Media Make-up (including Special Effects Make-up)​ 
  • Airbrush Make-up​  
  • Face & Body Art​  
  • Camouflage Make-up​  
  • Semi-permanent Lashes​  
  • Style & Dress Hair​  
  • Creative Hair Dressing​  
  • Creative Mood Board Making 
  • Communication Skills & Client Care​  
  • Health & Safety 
  • Knowledge of Beauty Industries 

Enrichment 

You’ll gain practical industry experience and have the opportunity to attend or take part in beauty industry shows, events and careers fairs to help build your knowledge, experience and professional network. 

Assessment 

Practical assessment, task assignments and online examination. 

Awarding Body & Qualification  

City & Guilds of London Institute 

Level 3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up  

Entry Requirements 

Aged 19+ 

Proficient in English reading, writing, listening and speaking. 

If you don’t already hold a relevant Level 2 qualification, you will complete this as part of your course. If you do already have a relevant Level 2 qualification, you will join the course approximately 8 weeks later. 

Overseas Applicants 

Evidence of your legal right to study in the UK will be required. LCBT is unable to provide any assistance with visa applications. 

Important Information 

We are a diverse college and you may be in a group with students of all genders. You will be required to perform and receive all treatments with students on your course.  If you cannot have certain treatments performed for medical reasons please ensure you let us know when you apply. 

Start Dates 

September 2024 

January 2025 

Duration & Timetable 

One year, two days per week, including occasional weekends and evenings. 

Course fees 

19+ with Advanced Learner Loan: £3,345 

Private and overseas applicants: £3,693 (includes material, uniform and exam fees) 

 

Material fees 

19+ with Advanced Learner Loan: £190 

Private and overseas applicants: included in course fees 

Uniform fees 

19+ with Advanced Learner Loan: £23 

Private and overseas applicants: included in course fees 

Exam fees

19+ with Advanced Learner Loan: £135

Private and overseas applicants: included in course fees

On completion of this course, you will have the advanced technical skills to be employed as a make-up artist or stylist in film, TV and theatre, or even set up your own business as a freelance make-up artist.

Our careers advisors can help you decide on the route that is right for you and offer coaching and guidance to support you in securing a job in the media industry. You’ll also have access to our online Job Shop with current vacancies across the UK.