The Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (Make-Up) (QCF) is a technical level qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a beauty therapist specialising in make-up. This qualification is based on Habia National Occupational Standards (NOS). This qualification is recognised by the UK's largest beauty therapy trade body/professional association, The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and also the UK's second largest association representing beauty therapy employers; the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a beauty therapist specialising in make-up.
This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group and builds on existing knowledge and understanding of beauty therapy gained at Level 2, enabling learners to expand the scope of their technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a beauty therapist specialising in make-up.
The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist including health and safety, client care and communication, fashion and photographic make-up and media make-up. These units are all mandatory.
Learners also have the opportunity to undertake optional units to enhance their range of practical skills such as face and body art, airbush make-up, camouflage make-up, mehndi skin decoration, applying prosthetic pieces, styling and fitting postiche and fantasy hair design.
It is recommended that learners have achieved a level of education equivalent to four GCSE�s at grades A*-C prior to commencing the programme, however, learners should discuss their own circumstances with the College as entry is based on qualification
Career opportunities as a beauty therapist specialising in make-up exist in a variety of contexts, including:
- Beauty salons
- Day spas
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
- National Health Service
- Product manufacturing and training
- Destination/hotel spas
- Cruise liners
- Hospitals/care homes