Make Up Artist Level 3


This is the perfect course for anyone who hopes to break into to the beauty industry, or for anyone already working in a salon who hopes to earn a promotion into management. Not only basic business management techniques, but salon-specific skills and specialised marketing techniques will all be covered.

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About This Course

Do you dream of working on film sets or of helping brides to prepare for their big day? Or do you simply love everything that there is to know about beauty and make-up? Our Make-Up Artist Level 3 course can help to develop your knowledge of this niche, so you can take these newly acquired skills and use them to make your dreams of working in make-up a reality.

For many make-up artists, they first learn their skills in beauty therapy before going on to specialise in make-up for stage, TV and films. With this knowledge, we have created this homebased course so you can get the jumpstart you need to step forth into this career field and get the jobs you want.

And the best news of all is – you can achieve all of this from the comfort of your own home! No classrooms, no strict deadlines, no need to attend a college. All of our courses are designed for home study, making it possible for you to achieve the skills you want without ever having to sacrifice on your home or work life.

Instead, you can easily mould this course to work around you – not the other way around – and experience the freedom of being able to learn on your own terms, in your own time, and at a pace of your choosing.

Fast, slow, day or night… no matter your study preferences; you can easily spread out the 80 hours (approx.) of study required for this course, and achieve a work-study balance that is healthy, adaptable and will always work for you.

Course Benefits

Broadening your skillset has never been easier thanks to this compact course. In one neat and enticing package, you can acquire all the skills, knowledge and resources you need to delve into the world of beauty therapy, as well as be able to offer a range of services that are certain to improve your job possibilities.

From learning different techniques for applying make-up, to recognising which tools are right for the job; you will be able to safely and efficiently work within a range of different make-up environments, and achieve the career you want.

With this course, you will be able to:

  • Boost your career opportunities, broaden your skills portfolio and give your business a competitive edge (especially important if you’re a new business just starting out)
  • Learn on your own terms, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home
  • Benefit from a stress free, convenient way to learn – no exams, no strict deadlines and no classrooms. We will send all of your course materials straight to your door
  • Achieve a healthy work-study balance
  • Enhance your existing theoretical knowledge of make-up
  • Access instant support from our personal tutors and Student Support team – help is only one click away

Course Units

Unit 1: Being Professional, Hygiene, Skin Conditions & Make-up Essentials

Unit 2: Make-up Brushes, Consultations, Skin-prepping & Face Shapes

Unit 3: Application Procedures – the Face

Unit 4: Application Procedures – the Eyes, Eye Shapes, Eye Colours & Eyeshadow Applications

Unit 5: The Eyes – Eyeliner, Eyebrows & The Lips

Unit 6: Evening, Asian & Bridal Makeup & How to Promote your Business


This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course syllabus. These will need to be submitted to your personal tutor for marking, whereupon they will supply you with valuable tips on how to improve your work.

Please Note: No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience in beauty therapy or make-up is needed in order to enrol onto this course; making it ideal for those just starting out in the industry or for those wishing to expand their skillset.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this home based course, learners will receive a Beauty Therapy Level 3 Certificate of Achievement, from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.


Although all of our courses may be designed for online or homebased study; at no point in your learning journey do you ever have to feel alone or isolated in your studies. Instead, you can benefit from the knowledge of knowing that from day one you will be surrounded by countless avenues of support.

From our comprehensive study guides, course materials and resources, to our dedicated personal tutors; at a click of a button, you can access our extensive support network and get the answers you need, when YOU need them.

In fact, you will be able to harness years of industry knowledge and experience as all of our personal tutors are specialists in their field. This means that no matter the question, you can confidently reach out to our team and trust that they will be able to advise, guide and inform your learning experience.

Our Student Support Team are similarly always on hand to lend you their support should you ever need assistance with deciphering your course materials or completing your assignments. With just one simple click, you can trust that our team will always be there to help you achieve your true potential.

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 hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ 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 endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

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

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply 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.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

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).

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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