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Fashion and Photographic Make up — VTCT Level 3 Certificate

Fashion, Art and Design|Hair, Beauty and Spa Therapy

Course ID: 163800

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Develop your own skills and access a career in Fashion and Photographic Make-up.
  • 2 core creative and exiciting modules available.
  • Apply your skills in our fully equipped salon and experience a realistic work environment.
  • Fantastic teaching support and respectful learning environment.
  • VTCT Level 3 Certificate.
  • Develop your own portfolio to showcase your achievements.

What to expect from the course

Our Fashion & Photographic Make-up course equips you with the basic skills to seek employment in the high fashion/photographic industry as a make-up artist. You should have a basic knowledge of the application of make-up and have a passion for the industry.

The course is comprised of the following modules:

•Support employment standards
•Apply fashion/photographic make-up

While on the course, your tutor will assess you in our fully equipped college make-up studio or salon, the assessment will reflect a realistic working environment and you will be expected to work on fellow students and other models in order to achieve each module. In addition, you will need to compile a portfolio of evidence. The portfolio supports your practical expertise and shows that you understand the theoretical concepts behind the practical tasks that you are able to carry out.

This is a full cost course with no fee waivers. The course fee for the academic year is £750.00, and the course is eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. The course fee does not include the cost of your kit. You will be expected to purchase your kit separately, and will be provided with a list of recommended items.

This course will run subject to sufficient applications being received.


VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make up.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This qualification can help you lead into employment as a high fashion / photographic makeup artist.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal requirements it is desirable that the candidates have creative flair, good communication skills and also a genuine desire to learn the art of fashion and photographic make up.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer. You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 724.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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