Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-up is a specialist vocationally related qualification that will complement your knowledge, understanding and skills gained at Level 2. It is a specialist certificate for those who have an interest in period, catwalk and special occasion make-up.

Academic Year: 2023/24

Course Code: 10410

Campus: Lisburn

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Further Education


The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Day: Tuesday
Time: 17:00-21:00

Course Overview

This qualification will enable you to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform fashion and photographic make-up treatments. You will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to perform professional make-up treatments for clients via employment or self employment in the beauty therapy industry. This qualification is most suited to those who wish to advance in their profession.

Units may include:

  • The study of skincare
  • The study of products used
  • Bridal make-up
  • Period make-up - e.g. 1950's - eyeline/eyebrow, 1960's Twiggy style
  • Use of false eyelashes
  • Make-up catwalk and commercials
  • Health, Safety & Hygiene

Ideal If:
You have a strong sense of creativity and artistic flair which is essential for success in the world of fashion and photographic make-up. You should be able to think outside the box and demonstrate a keen eye for aesthetics. Precision and attention to detail are critical, the ability to communicate effectively with clients, photographers, and other members of a creative team is crucial. Additionally, having some prior experience in make-up application or related fields is essential.

You'll Learn:
Proficiency in the technical aspects of make-up application, including knowledge of different products, tools, and techniques. How to build a strong port-folio of relevant work to increase your clientele.

You'll Love:
The variety of specialities to guide you onto your future path and the wide variety of people that you’ll meet ensures that your job will never be boring.

You'll Progress:
 We provide a number of full-time courses within Beauty Therapy or why not freelance with your speciality.

You'll Need:

Entry onto the course requires an interview.

You will also be required to have one of the following:

Level 1 Basic Make-up

Level 2 Beauty Therapy

A certificate from a private make-up school may be acceptable - lecturer will confirm.  

You will be required to pay for your own uniform, approximately £50 and kit, approximately £150. 


Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Day: Tuesday
Time: 17:00-21:00

Enquiries Information

For more information or help with this course send us an enquiry and a member of our team will get back in touch.

Student Testimonial

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Eimear McGeary
Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
Thanks to the course I am gaining a range of new skills in fashion and photographic make-up including bridal, period, catwalk and commercial.
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Available Sessions

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Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up



Day: Tuesday

Time: 17:00-21:00



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