• Full-Time
  • 12 weeks or more
  • Hairdressing
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

This creative make-up course will set you on the path to a successful career in fashion make-up or make-up artistry. The course will expand your skills and knowledge and enable you progress into employment or to an HNC/D qualification

PLEASE NOTE: Although the start date displayed is December, you can apply and join the Level 5 Get into Make-up course starting in August and then progress to level 6 in December.  If you wish to apply for the level 5, click HERE

SCQF Level 6

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Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to start or a career within the make-up industry. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career.

What will I study?

You'll learn skills and techniques in Character makeup, Media Make-up special effects, Styling for a total look, Fantasy make-up,  Wigs and hair pieces for media, Drawing and Colouring Design Skills.  You will learn learn through demonstrations and workshops.  

Next step course options

  • HNC Fashion Make-up 
  • HNC/D Make-up Artistry

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments under observation and a portfolio evidence. 

Why should I choose this course?

The make-up industry needs skilled staff. This course will give you the skills and techniques needed to secure employment or for entry to an HN level course. 

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to jobs such as: 

  • make-up assistant
  • make-up trainee for film and TV
  • wig assistant

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • Level 5 Get into Make-up, SCQF level 5 Hairdressing, SVQ2 Hairdressing , SVQ2 Beauty at level 5
  • Intro to Hair and Make-up or Gradu8 Make-up Artistry at level 4
  • relevant industry experience 
  • for direct entry, minimum of National 5 English/Art 
  • Successful interview

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview on campus with lecturing team.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

You will be taught by a team of industry experts with a wealth of experience in all aspects of make-up, hairstyling and special effects

Full time course: This course will run 17 hours per week for 21 weeks

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 16/12/2024 Duration 12 weeks or more
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