If you are looking to embark on a career as a freelance, professional Make-Up Artist, our VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-Up course is ideal for you. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do work in this exciting area with confidence. The course also includes training within Highly Defined Brows treatments which are excellent additional skills to further your earnings potential.
This qualification can be completed in as little as 16 weeks but you have up to 12 months to fully complete the course.
Professional Make Up Artist Training (3 Days):
- Health, safety & hygiene
- Consultation techniques
- Identifying a variety of lip, face and eye shapes and how application of make-up should be adapted
- Creating a flawless finish to the skin
- Application of traditional bridal/day make-up including the use of the following products: concealer, foundation, loose powder, eyeshadow and pencil liner, mascara, blusher, lipstick and lip liner
- Application of evening/prom make-up
- Application of Airbrush Make-Up
- Vintage make-up including application of liquid liner with a wing/flick and bold vibrant lips
- Application of strip lashes to enhance eye make-up
- Creating a glamour/red carpet look
- Celebrity contouring
- Smokey eyes & cut create techniques
- Ombre lips
- Aftercare Advice
Highly Defined Brows Training (1 Day):
- Health, safety & hygiene
- Consultation techniques
- Application of mineral make-up and eyebrow pencil to brow
- 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
Alternatively, most of our courses can be booked online 24/7, using our secure payment system.
- Simply choose your venue and date
- Click the add to basket button
- Then complete the secure, online checkout
*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.
1. Payment in full using Credit / Debit
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 19.9%, 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.
A VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-Up qualification is becoming the industry-required standard and recognized in many sectors of this lucrative industry. This particular course will enable you to provide various make-up applications to clients, and work freelance as a professional make-up artist. You will learn a wide range of practical skills, including bridal make-up looks, as well as brow shaping, tinting and defining treatments to enable you to offer your clients a treatment package for special occasions / Weddings etc.
Whilst you are perfecting your practical skills during training, you will also be consolidating your theoretical knowledge with our comprehensive study material, answering written questions in your electronic workbooks to submit as coursework. You will also be practicing the skills that you have learnt at our training centre on models (friends/family) at home, gradually building a portfolio of treatments to submit as your practical coursework.
Our assessment process will ensure that your techniques, from hygiene requirements to attention to detail, are at a satisfactory industry level, and re-affirm the skills learnt during your practical training. This exciting course is hands-on, provides you with in-depth detail on a range of make-up skills and it is designed to prepare you to begin your career within the industry. The qualification not only provides you with extensive career opportunities, it is also internationally recognized and demonstrates your ability to work to an industry-standard level of practice.
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 are not beauty trained 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 therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.
Students will require a good command of spoken and written English to complete the VTCT qualification.
All products and tools are provided for the training days at the centre when you attend. No kit is included in the course fee. On the training days, you only need to bring a hand and bath towel for your personal use, completed enrolment form and cold food for your lunch (e.g. sandwich/salad). Tea & coffee are provided on the training days.
We do provide study materials to assist you in completion of your written coursework & in preparation for your assessments. Students will require products/tools at home and to arrange models to complete their coursework/assessments. We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and will get back to you before the end of the working day. [email protected]
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.
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 completed your assessment days you will receive your qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).
Aside from your practical training, your course also involves home-study and assessments as required by the awarding body VTCT. Our qualifications (all levels) require both written and practical coursework to be submitted and marked by an assessor before you can be progressed to the assessment stage.
At the time of booking your qualification, you will be sent your study materials (including: workbooks; Student Study Guide; Practical Assignment document; revision notes and our Student Handbook) to get you started with your coursework.
As you complete your practical training, you can begin working on your practical assignment. You will require products/tools at home and also models to enable you to complete the coursework/assessments needed to achieve the qualification. We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and will get back to you before the end of the working day. [email protected]
All courses completed with The Beauty Academy are accredited by ABT allowing you receive a 10% discount off your policy with ABT Insurance when you quote ACADEMY99
The Beauty Academy also offer 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.
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 particular course will enable you to embark on the following careers: department store counter, self-employed bridal make-up artist, freelance make up artist. Once you have received your certification from the awarding body VTCT stating your qualification achievement, you are also able to work for larger companies within the industry, on an employed basis or even seek out opportunities providing your services from within a salon or photographic studio. The opportunities are endless!
We offer high-quality ABT 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 have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and will get back to you before the end of the working day. [email protected]
The course includes the hugely popular Highly Defined Brows training. Our make-up qualifications are often completed alongside further individual brow and lash courses, especially the Eyelash Extensions training course, enabling our students to further extend the services that they offer to their make up clients. For a list of our brow and lash courses, please see here.
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.
Course Info & Price
- Course Duration
- Fast Track 10am to 4pm
- No hidden charges: includes all exam fees & VAT.
How to Apply
* Example only. Subject to status. Credit checks apply.