Complete Make Up Artist


This course is designed to give you everything you need to begin your career as a make-up artist, or to open up your own make-up business. Many make-up and beauty techniques are covered, of course, but you will also learn how to start, manage and market your own business.

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About This Course

The Complete Make-up Artist course comes with all you need to become a professional make-up artist. Fancy the glamour of Hollywood, or just have an interest in make-up, this bundle course will improve your knowledge and skills and enable you to take a step towards an exciting career and all from the comfort of your own home.

The course will encompass all the knowledge you will require to start your own Make-up Artistry business. You will be able to study the principles of Make-up, skin treatments, cleansing routines, eyelash and eyebrow treatments and how to apply make-up professionally. Additionally, you will also learn about face and body art, different types of nail treatments along with anatomy and physiology. You will find this bundle course to be a thoroughly rounded experience given that when you have studied the knowledge elements, you will be able to put into practice what you have learned at a one day practical session.

Explore these fascinating subjects working at your own pace and around your work and family commitments with the assurance that you will have appropriate support available as and when required.
Start your journey today with this fascinating home study course and boost your knowledge and earning potential.


Starting Your Own Business

  • Unit 1: Preparing to Start your own Business
  • Unit 2: Defining your Business
  • Unit 3: Marketing
  • Unit 4: Customers
  • Unit 5: Finance
  • Unit 6: Your Business Plan


  • Unit 1: Skin Structures, Types and Facial Treatments
  • Unit 2: Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments
  • Unit 3: Provision of Make-up Treatments
  • Unit 4: Provision of Specialist Make-up Treatments
  • Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 6: Health, Safety and Business Management

Practical Content
Getting Started

  • Setting up your Kit
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Basic Hygiene


  • Understanding Skin Tones
  • Application of Foundations, Powders and Concealers
  • Highlighting and Contouring


  • Eyebrow Shaping
  • Natural and Smokey Eye Shadow Techniques
  • Basic Tear Proof Eyeliner and Mascara Techniques
  • Eyelash Curling


  • Colours
  • Application


The Level 3 Complete Make-up Artist course takes an average of 120 learning and assessment hours to complete. Assessments are a series of written assignments and practical assessment, you will also be required to attend a practical training session and assessment in one of the Centres which are based in Warwick, Weymouth or Wimbledon and this can only be arranged once your coursework has been completed successfully.

You will have the chance to re-submit your assignments as needed with no additional cost. Each assignment will be marked by your tutor, who will provide advice to improve upon the assignment if required.

Required Knowledge

There is no requirement to have any background knowledge of qualifications to complete/enrol on this bundle course and your tutor will provide support from day one! If you do have any additional learning requirements, please let your tutor know as they will then be able to tailor their feedback and support around your requirements.

Awarding Body

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.

ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Your course materials for the Complete Make-up Artist course will be delivered to you by post and you will be able to commence with your career development as soon as they arrive. You will also receive a fantastic full Lord and Berry Make-up Kit which will prepare you for your day out in Warwick, Weymouth or Wimbledon for your practical session. As soon as you have passed your assignments, call in and we will arrange the practical session which will run from 10am – 4pm. N.B. for the practical day you will need to bring with you the following items:

  • Make-up remover
  • Moisturiser
  • Make-up wipes
  • Cotton Wool
  • Cotton buds

Our student support team can also handle any other queries you may have whilst completing your course, meaning you never have to struggle or feel isolated in your studies. You will receive 12 months expert tutor support for this bundle course but you can complete much sooner if this is your goal.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No interest charged on monthly payments
  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully accredited by Ofqual regulated awarding bodies
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

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All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

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This is a fully endorsed qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

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There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to pay between 3-12 months depending on what you choose.

Unlike other providers, we do not charge interest and there are no credit checks or application forms to complete!

Finance is provided directly via Association of Learning. To meet the criteria you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

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No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment is not up to scratch you can re-try as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

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No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

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Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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