Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AM30175 GLH: 455 - 489 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 501/0896/7 Units: 10 - 18 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 58

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up is a technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed theatrical media make-up artist working with performers to a high level of occupational ability, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

This qualification is based on hairdressing and beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's lead beauty therapy professional association (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology - BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a professional theatrical media make-up artist.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 hair or beauty qualification and/or a successfull skills test and interview.

Why is this qualification most suitable?



This qualification is one of two VTCT qualifications in theatrical hair and media make-up. This qualification is larger than the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up Studies. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a professional media make-up artist, this qualification requires learners to achieve more units and to develop a greater breadth of technical skills.

Hence, this qualification is most suitable for learners who wish to focus the majority of their Study Programme on hair and media make-up. In contrast, the VTCT LEvel 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up Studies is more suited to learners who wish to undertake a Level 3 Technical Level qualification alongside other smaller qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?



This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, builds on existing knowledge and understanding of media hair and beauty skills and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a professional theatrical media make-up artist. Learners will have their skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a professional theatrical media make-up artist including: health and safety practice; client care and communication; airbrush make-up to the face; camouflage make-up; media make-up; fashion and photographic make-up; style and fit postiche and the application of prosthetic pieces and bald caps. These units are all mandatory.

Learners will further develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps; face and body art; fantasy hair design; production arts planning; eyelash and brow treatments and 2D visual communication - the full list of optional units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (RoA) (specification). This qualification's structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a professional theatrical media make-up artist.


What could this qualification lead to?



Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC).

Career opportunities as a theatrical media make-up artist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Professional make-up artistry working with performers
- Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
- Beauty and/or hair salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home based settings
- National Health Service
- Product manufacturing and training
- Hospitals/care homes

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a professional theatrical media make-up artist, learners may choose to further develop their skills base by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4, these include:

- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Specialist Hair and Scalp Services
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Hair Colour Correction
- VTCT Level 4 Award in Advanced Hair Styling




Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 8 components and earn a minimum of 45 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV30406 R/601/3932 Apply airbrush make-up to the face 3 4 27
UV30409 D/601/4355 Camouflage make-up 3 7 60
UV30431 T/601/3566 Media make-up 3 7 60
UV30436 R/601/5339 Style and fit postiche 3 7 60
UV30441 M/601/5509 Fashion and photographic make-up 3 7 66
UV30468 T/601/4457 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries 3 3 28
UV30491 R/600/8780 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon 3 4 29
UV30558 M/601/9432 Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps 3 6 40

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 components and earn a minimum of 13 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20398 A/601/3987 Provide facial skincare 2 7 56
UV20415 T/601/5642 Working in beauty related industries 2 4 31
UV20418 J/601/3555 Remove hair using waxing techniques 2 6 57
UV20419 F/601/3554 Provide eyelash and brow treatments 2 4 36
UV20438 L/601/4223 Instruction on make-up application 2 5 34
UV20439 F/601/5482 Provide ear piercing 2 2 17
UV20442 D/601/5487 Provide threading services for hair removal 2 4 29
UV20444 H/601/5491 Design and apply Mendhi skin decoration 2 4 34
UV20446 A/601/4217 Remove hair using sugaring 2 4 29
UV20473 H/601/5877 Provide eyelash perming 2 2 20
UV20499 J/600/8632 Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector 2 7 60
UV20503 A/601/5366 Wig services 2 5 40
UV21365 L/502/4823 2D visual communication 2 5 30
UV30380 A/600/9034 Provide hair extension services 3 5 45
UV30426 D/601/3562 Apply individual permanent lashes 3 4 38
UV30440 J/601/5466 Design and apply face and body art 3 6 51
UV30451 R/601/4465 Provide self tanning 3 3 25
UV30495 Y/600/8635 Cut women's hair to create a variety of looks 3 8 75
UV30496 R/600/8634 Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques 3 7 60
UV30498 H/600/8637 Creative hairdressing design skills 3 8 60
UV30500 K/600/8638 Make and style a hair addition 3 7 60
UV30510 K/600/9059 Bridal hairstyling 3 4 37
UV30557 R/601/9441 Create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps 3 6 40
UV30571 M/600/0136 Production arts planning 3 10 60
UV30572 K/502/5624 Fantasy hair design for performers 3 10 60

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Cedars Upper School 01525 219300 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Sapphire Hair And Beauty Academy 01767 601909 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Therapy Learning Centre - Bedfordshire 07956 539922 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
City of Bristol College - Ashley Down Centre 0117 312 5000 Visit website Bristol, City of
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Buckinghamshire College Group - Amersham Campus 01494 585555 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire College Group - Aylesbury Campus 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Have Training 07787 532827 Visit website Cambridgeshire
The College of West Anglia - Isle Campus 01945 582561 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Nene Park Academy 01733 368300 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Cheshire College – South & West 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Warrington & Vale Royal College - Hartford 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Riverside College Halton - Kingsway Campus 0151 257 2800 Visit website Cheshire - Halton
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College - Tregye Campus 01872 267156 Visit website Cornwall
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Buxton and Leek College - Buxton Campus 01298 330620 Visit website Derbyshire
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
University of Derby Buxton 01298 330631 Visit website Derbyshire
Petroc - Barnstaple Campus 01271 338157 Visit website Devon
The Bournemouth and Poole College of FE 01202 205205 Visit website Dorset - Bournemouth
East Durham College 0191 518 2000 Visit website Durham
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
Stockton Riverside College 01642 865400 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
East Sussex College – Eastbourne 0303 003 9300 Visit website East Sussex
East Sussex College – Lewes 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Sussex Coast College Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 01273 667788 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Beautec Beauty Academy 020 3384 8427 Visit website Essex
Beautec Beauty Academy - 2 020 3384 8427 Visit website Essex
Lee Stafford Hair and Beauty Academy - Chelmsford College 01245 265611 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Basildon Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Southend Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Thurrock Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Thurrock
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
Yate Academy 01454 862624 Visit website Gloucestershire - South Gloucestershire
Aqua Rosa Training Centre 0161 850 9582 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 413 8839 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Central Manchester College of Health and Beauty 0161 236 7181 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The School of Nails and Make-up 0161 777 6926 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Oldham College 0161 785 4070 Visit website Greater Manchester - Oldham
Plouise Make-up Academy 0161 773 7763 Visit website Greater Manchester - Tameside
Wigan and Leigh College 01942 761600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Eastleigh College 023 8091 1028 Visit website Hampshire
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Havant & South Downs College 023 9279 7995 Visit website Hampshire
The Southern School of Beauty Therapy 023 9225 6375/ 077 9509 6825 Visit website Hampshire
Hertford Regional College 01992 411400 Visit website Hertfordshire
North Hertfordshire College - Hitchin Campus 01462 424242 Visit website Hertfordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
Salon Graduates 01992 700907 Visit website Hertfordshire
West Herts College 01923 812500 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Broadstairs College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
Folkestone College 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Mid-Kent College - Maidstone Campus 01634 383447 Visit website Kent
North Kent College - Dartford 01322 629400 Visit website Kent
TNB Skills Training - Folkestone 01303 256305 Visit website Kent
Mid-Kent College - Medway Campus 01634 383447 Visit website Kent - Medway
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
West Lancashire College 01695 52300 Visit website Lancashire
Blackpool and the Fylde College - Bispham Campus 01253 504625 Visit website Lancashire - Blackpool
Brooksby Melton College 01664 850850 Visit website Leicestershire
New College Stamford 01780 484300 Visit website Lincolnshire
Acacia Training Limited - Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make Up Academy 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North East Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Barnet and Southgate College 020 3764 8000 Visit website London - Barnet
Bromley College of Further & Higher Education (LSEC) - Greenwich Campus 020 3954 4000 Visit website London - Bexley
Lashes Academy 07429 923657 Visit website London - Brent
Queens Academy London - Alperton 07747 603333 Visit website London - Brent
TLT Academy Ltd 020 8462 3662 Visit website London - Bromley
Queens Academy London - Kingscross 07747 603333 Visit website London - Camden
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
Blazing Sables Makeup Academy 07931 621338 Visit website London - Haringey
City and Islington College 020 7700 9200 Visit website London - Haringey
HCUC Harrow 020 8909 6451 Visit website London - Harrow
Salon Hijab Ltd T/A Salon Hijab Academy 020 8204 8833 Visit website London - Harrow
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
Sarahartistry 07903 864000 Visit website London - Redbridge
Waltham Forest College 020 8501 8120 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
South Thames College 020 8918 7702 Visit website London - Wandsworth
Chill Out Training and Enterprise Ltd 0151 548 7730 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
Blackburne House 0151 709 4356 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Progress to Excellence Limited - Liverpool 0151 650 6933 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Element5 Training 07968 226479 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
Southport College 01704 500606 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
LivAva Training Academy 0151 651 0101 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
The College of West Anglia - King's Lynn Campus 01553 761144 Visit website Norfolk
The Norfolk Hair and Beauty Training Academy 07703 006592 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
York College 01904 770200 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
North Nottinghamshire College 01909 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Abingdon and Witney College - Abingdon Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
Abingdon and Witney College - Witney Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
Banbury and Bicester College part of Activate Learning 0808 168 6626 Visit website Oxfordshire
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
North Shropshire College - Oswestry Campus 01691 688000 Visit website Shropshire
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Health Academics 07956 371542 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Barnsley College 01226 216710 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
EMF Hair, Beauty & Nail Training Academy 01226 715360 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Doncaster College 01302 553553 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Interserve Learning and Employment (Services) Limited 0114 251 9210 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Progress to Excellence Limited - Sheffield 1 (Syreeta) 01462 488218 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Syreeta's Make Up Academy 07908 253657 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
The Sheffield College 0114 260 2600 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Burton and South Derbyshire College 01283 494774 Visit website Staffordshire
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme College 01782 715111 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus 01782 208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Guildford College of Further and Higher Education 01483 448500 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
City of Sunderland College 0191 511 6000 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Sunderland
City of Sunderland College - Hylton Skills Campus 0191 511 6000 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Sunderland
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College 024 7624 3000 Visit website Warwickshire
Bournville College 0121 477 1300 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
South and City College Birmingham - Hall Green Campus 0121 694 5000 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
University College Birmingham 0121 604 1000 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Coventry College (City Campus) 024 76 932932 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Dudley College of Technology 01384 363000 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education 0121 556 6000 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Solihull College 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
In House Training Ltd 01924 500647 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Inhouse Community Learning 01924 500647 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Dewsbury Centre 01924 465916 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The White Rose School of Health and Beauty 01484 510625 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Community Training Portal Ltd - Wiltshire 01582 565938 Visit website Wiltshire
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
Wiltshire College - Chippenham 01249 464644 Visit website Wiltshire
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Heart of Worcestershire College - Redditch 01527 572522 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
Kidderminster College 01562 512022 Visit website Worcestershire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Redditch 01462 488218 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Attitude Hair and Beauty Academy (Kartarpur) +91 181 5006044 Visit website India
American Beauty Training Academy +353 21 234 8338 Visit website Ireland
College of Media and Artistry +353 86 063 5732 Visit website Ireland
Highlands College 01534 608608 Visit website Jersey
Beauty Emporium Academy +356 2713 2414 Visit website Malta
Biocare Academy +356 2142 4401 Visit website Malta
Face 2 Face Academy Ltd +356 2137 0257 Visit website Malta
Ocean Beauty Academy +356 7906 6243 Visit website Malta
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
DE Visagieschool B.V. +31 6 46408785 Visit website Netherlands
ROC van Amsterdam +31 20 728 62 91 Visit website Netherlands
South Eastern Regional College - Bangor Campus 028 9127 6600 Visit website Ards and North Down
Belfast Metropolitan College - Titanic Quarter Campus 028 9026 5269 Visit website Belfast
Belfast Metropolitan College - Castlereagh Campus 028 9026 3130 Visit website Lisburn and Castlereagh
South Eastern Regional College - Lisburn Campus 028 9266 7725 Visit website Lisburn and Castlereagh
BUSTQUE 325 (PTY) Ltd. +27 (0)11 763 7667 Visit website South Africa
Face to Face Potchefstroom +27 18 290 8520 Visit website South Africa
Kohl Makeup Academy - Cape Town +27 72 123 0397 Visit website South Africa
Kohl Makeup Academy - Gauteng +27 82 963 4601 Visit website South Africa
Kohl Makeup Academy - Pretoria +27 82 929 1577 Visit website South Africa
Bridgend College 01656 302302 Visit website Bridgend
Coleg Gwent - Crosskeys Campus 01495 333460 Visit website Caerphilly
Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Menai 01248 370125 Visit website Gwynedd
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
Coleg Gwent - Newport Campus 01633 466000 Visit website Newport
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham

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