• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Hairdressing
  • HNC (SCQF Level 7)


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Intro to the course:

This course is for those who have a keen interest in the make-up industry and would like to pursue a career in this highly creative field.         The course includes: Essential make-up skills. Current fashion and classic make-up skills. Runway and editorial make-up and hair skills.  Make-up and hairstyling for a photoshoot. Candidates will undertake Work placement. Makeup Graded Unit 1  

HNC (SCQF Level 7)

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for those with a passion for make-up and fashion trends.  The course delivery will encourage you to be more creative and develop your artistic skills. 

What will I study?

You will develop practical skills in all aspects of make-up application, with a strong focus on current fashion trends.                                           Knowledge and understanding will be evidenced within digital candidate portfolios.                                          

Core Units include:  Essential Make-up Skills, Current Fashion and Classic Make-up Skills, Runway and Editorial Make-up and Hair Skills, Work Placement, Presentation and Promotional Skills, Hairdressing Techniques, Make-up and Hairstyling for a Photoshoot, Graded Unit 1

Next step course options

Successful completion of the course will achieve a qualification that supports entry to HND level of study

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments on live models. Essential knowledge will be collated within digital portfolios, supported by photographic evidence.

Why should I choose this course?

Completion of this course will provide you with the necessary skills leading to an exciting career within the fashion Make up industry

Where can this course lead?

Freelance Make-up Artist, Bridal Make-up Artist, Session Stylist, Social Media Blogger, 

Cosmetic Counter Consultant,  Cosmetic Company Ambassador,  Sales Representative/Demonstrator

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants should have a qualification at SCQF Level 6, preferably in Creative Make-up, Media Make-up, Beauty therapy or Hairdressing or have gained experience working in the make-up industry .

Direct entries without previous experience or qualifications should have a minimum of two hIghers 

What are the interview arrangements?

Applicants will be invited to interview where they will undertake a skills test.

Successful performance at interview to secure a place on the course

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:

The HNC skills gained provides the opportunity to be employed or freelance within the fashion make-up industry

Full time course: This is a full time HE course attending 12 hours per week over two days for 36 weeks

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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