|VTCT Product Code: AM30175||GLH: 455||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 501/0896/7||Units: 10 - 18||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023|
|Level: 3||Minimum Credits: 58|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up is a occupational 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
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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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