Make-up Artist Level 3 Diploma Course (Includes one day practical and starter kit)

Enrolment Fee £549.00

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Approximately 130 hours of study required

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain the essential skills necessary to progress your career further without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.

You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

Would you like to learn how to transform someone’s appearance and carve yourself a new career at the same time? Why not take a look at our Make-up Artist Level 3 Diploma course, which will provide you with all the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful Make-up Artist.

You do not need any previous knowledge to start this course, as we’ll take you right back to basics, covering Health and Safety, anatomy and physiology, applying make-up, photographic make-up and so much more.

If you are currently working full-time, no need to worry because you are free to study in your own time at your own pace as we allow you 12 months to complete your course with unlimited Tutor support. You can study anywhere via our Student Portal and the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete.


Firstly you will start by covering all of the theory needed to prepare you to work with clients, completing assignments which will be marked by your Tutor.

You will then be ready to move on to your Video Tutorials which will give you the opportunity to practice everything you have learned and perfect your skills. You will be set tasks in certain procedures and in order to verify you have carried these out accurately, you will be required to send/email photographic evidence of your work to your Tutor, with contact details for the person you are practicing on.

Once you are ready, we will then arrange for you to attend a day’s practical training, with a choice of various locations (see below). You will be assessed by observation of practical skills during the course together with oral questioning to clarify understanding.

N.B. The practical day is optional but students are encouraged to attend this session.

You will be required to bring your own model on the practical day and they will be needed at various intervals.  You will also need to bring a camera in order to take photos of your before and after shots (video cameras are not permitted).  All make-up will be provided for you, however if you would like to bring your own professional make-up kit, please feel free. Please wear professional attire.

Any other items required on the day will be provided by Learn Now; these will be made available to you in advance.

If that isn't enough, it doesn’t stop there!  So that you can practice using the best possible products available, we will provide you with a starter kit containing everything you need to complete your assessments

We will also provide you with a DVD that covers 26 different looks including day to evening looks in minutes and smokey eyes.

Your DVD will be of great help to you once you complete your course and start working on paying clients as it will provide you with an abundance of inspiration.


  • 6 Concealers
  • 7 Foundations
  • 1 Translucent loose powder
  • 36 Eyeshadows (inc highlighters)
  • 8 Blushers
  • 3 Eye liners
  • Dual Felt and Kohl
  • 2 Mascaras
  • 10 Lipsticks
  • 4 Lip Pencils
  • 1 Lip Gloss
  • 1 Liquid Eyeliner
  • 1 Mixing Palette
  • Pack of wedges
  • 32 Brushes
  • Large Bag
  • Eye Brow Kit containing 4 colours and tweezers
  • 1 Priming Base
  • 1 Liquid eye primer

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Your course includes completion of the following modules all delivered in line with Habia guidelines:

  • Health and Safety

  • Consultation and Contra-Indications

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

  • Eyelash and brows

  • Skin care

  • Applying make-up and techniques

  • Camouflage make-up

  • Bridal make-up

  • Body art Design and apply face and body art

  • Fashion and photographic make-up

  • Plan and provide airbrush make-up

  • Media make up

  • Create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps

  • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps

  • Design and apply mendhi

  • Marketing and Starting your own Business

Your practical session will include the following:

  • Create a fresh flawless look, ideal for a client wanting minimal make-up
  • Create a classic bridal look including the application of individual lash extensions
  • Create contemporary glamour eyes including the use of liquid eyeliner and strip eyelashes
  • How to sculpture a face with the use of shading and highlighting

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Abstract Education and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course including practical sessions).  You will also receive a certificate accredited by The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists worth 12 CPD Points for your practical session. The Level 3 Make-up Artist course has been benchmarked at a level 3 which would give you some indication as to the difficulty of this course.  I.e., GCSE would be equivalent to Level 2 and A’ Level would be equivalent to Level 3.

Assessment Centres for Practicals





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