Fashion Photographic Makeup Level 3 Certificate

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The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Makeup is a specialist vocational qualification that will complement your knowledge, understanding and skills gained at Level 2. This qualification will teach you how to design and create fashion and photographic make up.

Course Information

You will develop the knowledge and practical skills required to carry out professional makeup for clients through employment or self-employment within the makeup industry.

This qualification is most suited to those who wish to advance in their profession. The teaching team have various experience within cosmetic brands such as MAC, illamasqua and Urban Decay.

The makeup kit is offered at a discounted price and is designed by Urban Decay Brush rolls are highly discounted by Royal and Langnickel. You will be assessed external examination and practical assessment.

VTCT qualifications are assessed and internally quality assured by centre staff. Work will be set to improve your practical skills, knowledge and understanding. For practical elements, you will be observed by your assessor. All your work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence and cross-referenced to requirements listed in a record of assessment book.


Benefits / Skills

  • Designing and applying fashion and photographic makeup, current fashion trends, historical/period and bridal makeup.
  • You will also learn about makeup for both colour and black and white photography.
  • Your creative portfolio will be enhanced by working with a professional photographer.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. During your interview, we will discuss the required knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification.

Career Progression

Progression may include foundation degree level study or relevant employment such as freelance makeup artistry, counter retail sales within the makeup industry, or employment within a salon environment.

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Course Details


16 weeks

Study Type

Part time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup
Leeds City College
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