Fashion & Photographic Makeup (L3 Certificate)

Key Details

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  • Programme Area:
    Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Course Length:

    January - July (2 terms)

Course Description

The qualification is made up of the following units:

  • Fashion & photographic makeup.
  • Promote & sell products & services.
  • Client care & communication.
  • Health & safety

This qualification is a progression opportunity for those who have completed a Level 2 makeup qualification, or have equivalent makeup experience. It covers; period makeup, high fashion and catwalk, bridal, commercial and fantasy looks, with an emphasis on research, planning and design.

Entry Criteria

2 GCSE's at C or above


The course will be delivered through

  • practical workshops,
  • lectures,
  • demonstrations,
  • home study and skill building,
  • tutorials.

It includes: period make-up, makeup for the world of fashion and fashion shows, bride make-up, commercial and fantasy cosmetics, with an emphasis on research, planning and design.


  • Written work.
  • Assignments.
  • Observed practical assessments.
  • Online exam.


Further study in the beauty sector:

  • L3 VRQ Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Makeup studies.
  • L3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage.
  • L3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Makeup.

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