Academy Level 2 Diploma in Make-Up (BABTAC Accredited Units)

If you are looking to embark on an exciting new business venture, our Academy Level 2 Diploma in Make-Up (BABTAC Accredited units) is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required training to be able do this with confidence. It is the ideal training package for anyone who wants to get up and running as a Make-Up Artist working on a freelance basis from home or mobile, with the backing of one of the UK’s leading industry professional bodies behind them. The course also includes eye treatments of lash and brow tinting and application of false lashes which are excellent additional skills to further your earnings potential.

BABTAC carries out rigorous checks for every course they accredit to ensure it’s providers, such as The Beauty Academy maintain the highest standards of training. Having completed BABTAC accredited training raises your profile and an edge over the competition when advertising to prospective clients; giving a quality assurance to your clients that you have formal training and are well versed in health and safety. 

Our Academy Level 2 courses have been mapped to the Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 2 standards and cover the same learning outcomes and similar content, they are available in beauty, make-up and nails and provide an excellent springboard to the internationally recognised VTCT qualifications which are highly regarded by employers. Following your practical training you will receive an award that is nationally recognised within the industry and you will be able to gain your professional indemnity insurance to work from home or as a mobile therapist.  Your prestigious BABTAC certificate for each element of your qualification will be awarded when your practical training and homework have been successfully completed.

Professionals across all sectors are aware of the importance of training and development, the need to enhance skills to stay effective and also for your insurance provider’s requirements. Continuing professional development (CPD) is the term used to describe this commitment to lifelong learning and engage with developments in the industry. The BABTAC accredited courses are approved for CPD ‘points’ and so are ideal for both new make-up artists, and existing make-up artists or beauty therapists looking to complete additional or refresher training.

  • Health, safety & hygiene
  • Consultation techniques
  • Contraindications
  • Make-up techniques for a traditional bridal look
  • Creating Prom & Evening Make-Up Looks
  • Basic Camouflage Make Up
  • Understanding photographic techniques for camera ready looks
  • Creating a vintage bridal make up look including application of eyeliner to create a winged eye look & defined brows
  • Airbrush make up application of foundation
  • Skin Sculpting techniques covering Celebrity Contouring
  • Smokey Eye Make-Up Techniques incorporating Strip Lash Application
  • Creating Glamour Make-Up Looks
  • Precision & Ombre lips
  • Application of temporary false flare lashes (not individual eyelash extensions)
  • Lash & Eyebrow Tinting
  • Basic Brow Shaping using wax & tweezers
  • Aftercare advice

*You will need to receive a patch test for this course when you attend to complete your Make-Up training days or you will be sent a tinting patch test to complete at home 24 hours prior to the course.

Our friendly, expert Advisors are on hand to answer any questions & assist you in booking your place over the telephone*. Call on Freephone 0800 999 2277

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*Payment in full at time of booking online or by telephone allows you to select your training days at your preferred training centre in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Deko Finance (Payment Plan) is available on all bookings over £299. To enquire, simply click ‘Apply for Payment Plan’ on the right-hand side or give us a call to learn more.

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By making payment in full, you can secure your course place and enjoy the greatest flexibility to book all of your training days at your preferred training centre, in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Book securely online 24/7, or call our friendly Advisors by book by phone.


2. Deko Finance (Payment Plan)

Our Deko Finance option is available on all courses, diploma course packages and VTCT qualifications over £299. You have three options – to make repayments either over 12, 24, or 36 months at only 9.9%, all with just a 20% deposit.

A very important point regarding finance options: Many of our students are fairly young and may not have taken out finance before; perhaps they are living with mum/dad or boyfriend/partner and have not had their own name on an electoral roll for at least 3 years. Now, although it may seem a bit harsh it is very true that all finance companies will view your application very critically if any of the above is true. A way around this is to increase your deposit to say 40% but this needs to be done at the outset and not after you have been rejected.

If you feel that any of the above does apply to you then please just have a word with one of our Course Advisors before making an application.

The Deko finance option allows you book and attend your chosen courses with us while making affordable, monthly repayments to spread the cost. You don’t need to wait to book training sessions, you can complete all training as you wish, selecting from our available scheduled dates without delay. This is a great payment choice for those who desire the flexibility to manage studying around work commitments / childcare or even wish to complete their award as soon as possible; but who need the option to spread the cost into more affordable payments, over a longer term.

You can increase your deposit to reduce your payments and you can pay off early if you wish. No hidden fees or charges. The scheme is subject to the usual credit checks etc.

The Academy Level 2 in Make-Up (BABTAC Accredited Units) is ideal to gain the industry-required standard of knowledge to work freelance within this lucrative industry. This particular course will enable you to provide make-up treatments for Weddings, Special Occasions such as proms and black tie events, make-up for photo shoots and to provide make-up lessons on a one to one basis with clients. This training package will enable you to work as a professional make-up artist, self-employed either from home or mobile. You will learn a wide range of practical skills, including bridal make-up looks, as well as lash and brow treatments to enable you to offer your clients a treatment package for special occasions / Weddings etc.

To achieve The Beauty Academy Level 2 Diploma to begin earning from home or mobile, you simply attend your four days of training and then can gain insurance – an advantage for those who want to complete their training within the shortest time possible to begin earning. You then complete a short theory assignment (multiple choice) and evidence of a small number of case studies and once completed, you will receive the BABTAC accredited certificates for each element of your training within 4 weeks to allow you to promote yourself as trained to the highest standards.

This training package is also ideal for existing make-up artists or beauty therapists who need to complete some recognised CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to meet the requirements of their insurance provider and/or to update their knowledge and skills in this fast paced, ever-changing industry. This training is ideal as a fast track way to learn additional skills to add to your treatment menu or indeed improve your confidence and treatment timings within your existing treatment skills, and have the advantage of CPD points to add to your CV.

Our diploma courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students have no previous background in nails or beauty and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a nail technician or beauty therapist; and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.

Students will require a good command of spoken and written English to complete this training package. We do provide comprehensive written study materials to assist you in consolidating your learning before, during and after your training days; and a support team on hand by email or telephone while completing your assignments and case studies towards the BABTAC accredited certificates. You will require basic products and tools at home, along with friends or family to practice upon in order to complete the required small amount of case studies.

We are so proud at The Beauty Academy to work with such a professional, passionate and friendly team of tutors, all of which hold a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in their specialised sector. Our tutors are also all qualified with either Level 4 PTTLS or equivalent teaching awards in education, with years of experience in beauty-related professional industries. Furthermore, our tutors who are involved in the assessment process all hold an Assessors Award.

We pride ourselves on the welcoming nature of our tutors and their ability to engage, educate and enrich students from all ages and backgrounds. All of our tutors are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques in the ever-changing industry.

If you would like to read more about our fantastic tutors individually, please have a look at our Meet the Tutors page.

When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy and accredited by ABT. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile. Once you have submitted your written theory assignment (multiple choice) and small number of case studies for each treatment subject, you will receive the BABTAC accredited certificates for each aspect of your training within 4 weeks.

We recommend students to read through the study materials provided before, during and after your training to consolidate your learning and also to begin practising their skills following training to develop further confidence. The Beauty Academy diplomas are issued within 2 days of attending your training days to allow you to gain insurance. The BABTAC accredited certificates are provided within 4 weeks of submitting your completed theory assignments (multiple choice) and case studies (for each treatment subject). Comprehensive study materials are provided to you when you book allowing you to begin studying straightaway and our friendly, expert Support Team are on-hand by telephone or email to provide support throughout your studies and beyond.

The Beauty Academy offers a discounted insurance scheme with Balens; a Specialist Insurance Brokers aimed at Health and Well-Being Professionals, offering both Therapist and Student Therapist insurance for those who train with us. To learn more about the Balens insurance scheme, please click here.

Once you have received the BABTAC accredited certificates (within 4 weeks of submitting your assignments & case studies), you are eligible to apply for BABTAC membership; and to receive £5 off your membership fee by quoting SMSCA17 at the time of purchase.

All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance. This training package includes training within creating the most popular make-up looks using core techniques along with eye treatments to enable you to put together an excellent treatment package to begin your freelance make-up artistry business, all with the backing of recognised, industry professional body accredited certificates!

If you are considering gaining employment following training or within the future, the BABTAC accredited diploma represents an excellent stepping stone to our VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-Up qualification. Those who achieve the BABTAC certificates, are eligible to upgrade to the VTCT qualification within 12 weeks of completing the BABTAC accredited courses. Contact our Advisors on 0800 999 2277 to find out more!

We offer high-quality ABT and BABTAC accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by the awarding body (VTCT) which we provide qualifications through; to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and industry experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible. 

All courses are run as smaller groups than most other providers, allowing plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We also provide free and unlimited on-going access to our Support Team who are available to answer queries or provide guidance within any aspect of your course with us, contactable on either email or telephone.

This training package includes an introduction to lash and brow treatments alongside in-depth make-up skills. Following your training, you may like to complete some further in-house diploma training with The Beauty Academy to enable you to offer advanced treatments to your clients. These can be completed in as little as 1 day including Eyelash Extensions and Highly Defined Brows – you can find details of all diploma courses here

You may also consider completing a VTCT qualification to further your career opportunities if you decide you may wish to look at gain employment within a salon or spa. To learn more about the VTCT accredited qualifications that we offer, please click here. Those who complete the BABTAC accredited training packages are eligible to upgrade to the VTCT qualifications within 12 weeks of completing the BABTAC courses.

We also offer a Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy course for our students; a comprehensive, home-study course that would complement any course completed with us, aimed at those looking to launch a business in the industry.

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Course Duration

Complete Make-Up Training Course


Precision Lashes and Brows Training Course



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