• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Hairdressing
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

This 15 week course will give you skills and knowledge to start your Make-up career. You'll be taught in purpose-built  salons  by industry-experienced staff. You will develop practical skills in make-up applications and skin care.  This course will prepare you for progression to study Level 6 Creative Make-up within the same academic year.

SCQF Level 5

Study mode

Start date

Who is the course for?

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

What will I study?

You will develop a broad range of skills in:  Contemporary Make-up applications, Bridal and Evening Make-up, Creative, Current Make-up trends, Developing Make-up skills , Competition Technical Skills and Hairstyling: An Introduction. You will also advance you ICT and Meta skills.

Next step course options

This course will prepare you for progression to study Level 6 Creative Make-up within the same academic year.

Progression to HN courses

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments under observation, digital portfolio of evidence 

Why should I choose this course?

This course is ideal for those planning to work within the highly creative make-up industry. The industry needs skilled staff. This introductory course will give you the skills and techniques needed for entry on to a higher-level course. You'll be taught by people with high-end experience. 

Where can this course lead?

  • Make-up assistant
  • Make-up trainee for film and TV
  • Self- employed Make-up technician

What are the entry requirements?

Completion of one of the following

  • Intro to Hair and Make-up level 4
  • Gradu8 Make-up Artistry
  • relevant industry experience 
  • Two National 4/equivalent qualifications 
  • Enthusiasm for the Make-up industry
  • Successful interview 

What are the interview arrangements?

Applicants will be invited for a group interview on college campus by the lecturing team.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for short 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 15 weeks

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