LCBT's Level 3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up is a fantastic programme that mixes both the theory and practical skills needed for a career in the media market which covers hair, make-up and creative skills. This course is ideal for those who are interested in the media, fashion, theatrical and magazine shoots.

The Level 3 Diploma is an enhancement for those who already hold a Level 2 in Hair and Media Make-up and also a fantastic option for those who hold a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent if you are passionate about the make-up industry. The Diploma will teach advanced skills which will progress you to a very Advanced Level and give the creative and technical know-how to build your professional portfolio. Units will include Creative hairdressing skills, face & body art, Fashion and Photographic make-up, Airbrush make-up, Camouflage make-up, Individual eyelash extensions, dressing hair using a Varity of techniques.

You will be provided with a uniform to wear whilst you are at college and a make-up kit that you will own to support you completing your practical treatments and to be used personally.

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A good level of English, successful interview and initial assessment. Potential learners need to be able to demonstrate dedication and commitment to learning and have aspirations to work and progress into the industry. Level 3 entries will require a completed Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma or Hair and Media Makeup course, produce a mood board and for internal students a positive reference from their previous tutor.

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Last course of the academic year for Adults (19+) to start in July 2019! - NEW Academic year courses to start August and September 2019!

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  • 2-8 months depending on the mode of study


  • Typically between 2-4 days a week which would normally include some weekend and evenings


Course designed to teach the learner advanced skills of make-up and hair artistry, with an emphasis on Special effects, Media, Fashion and Photographic make-up and make-up techniques used for theatre, film and TV.

You will be taught in state of the art dedicated Make-Up rooms by our lecturers who have extensive experience in the make-up, film, TV and styling industries. You will also benefit from a range of enrichment opportunities including industry talks, and the chance to practice your skills in industry. Depending on your entry and prior qualifications you may also be required to undertake English and Maths Functional Skills or GCSE’s dependant on your criteria.


  • 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*

Students will also learn client care & communication skills, health & safety and industry knowledge.

*If you are 16-18 years of age, as part of your course you may need to complete Functional Skills in English and/or Maths. If you do not need to complete English or Maths you will complete the self-tanning techniques/creative moodboard making unit. If you need to complete English and Maths the self-tanning techniques/creative mood board making unit won’t form part of your qualification. Depending on your prior qualifications, you may need to undertake a GCSE option in English and/or Maths

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You will gain a Level 3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up. The qualification and course will open the doors to you for employment in the worlds of TV, Theatre, and Styling or as a Freelance MUA through our Job Shop/span>

Some of the career options open to you, could include: International/National make-up artist/ Camouflage make-up specialist/ session stylist/ Theatrical/media make-up artist/ Television and film make-up artist.

CLICK on our ‘I want to be’ section to get an idea of the career opportunities in each!

Once enrolled you will have access to the on-line Job Shop and careers advisors!


  • 16-18 - No Course Fees
    • (£160 Required for Kit to use in salon and keep)
  • 19-23 Entitlement Funding - No Course Fees
    • (£173 Required for Uniform and Kit to use in the salon and keep)
  • Advanced Learner Loan - £3,345
    • (£173 Required for Uniform and Kit to use in the salon and keep)
  • Full Cost - £3,518
    • (Inclusive of Uniform and Kit to use in the salon and keep)