|VTCT Product Code: BT3D6||GLH: 410||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 601/6987/4||Units: 12|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 04 December 2019
Statement of purpose
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up is a technical level qualification aimed at 16-18 learners who are in a full-time Level 3 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed make-up artist, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but in order to optimise their chances of success, a learner will ideally hold a Level 2 qualification or equivalent in hairdressing or beauty therapy.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for theatrical and media make-up and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a make-up artist in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
- Health and safety in the salon
- Cosmetic make-up science
- Media make-up
- Style and fit postiche
- Photographic make-up
- Anatomy and physiology for make-up services
- Airbrush make-up
- Cosmetic camouflage
- False eyelash application
Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to provide a wide range of creative make-up services in media, theatre, and fashion and photographic settings. Learners will also style and fit hair pieces and apply false eyelashes as well as understand the related cosmetic science that underpins the subject. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.
Why is this qualification the most suitable?
This qualification is one of two VTCT technical level qualifications in theatrical and media make-up. In addition to this qualification there is the Level 3 Extended Theatrical and Media Make-up, both qualify learners to become make-up artists in creative settings.
At 410 guided learning hours (GLH), the Diploma is most suitable for learners who continue, as part of their programme of study to work towards achieving Level 2 English and maths, or those undertaking another qualification in parallel.
The Extended Diploma at 475 to 580 GLH is larger and most suited to learners who have achieved English and maths at Level 2 and wish to focus the majority of their programme on theatrical and media make-up, whereby they will develop a broader range of technical skills. Learners may wish to progress from the Diploma to the Extended Diploma.
Which subjects might complement this qualification?
As a service-sector qualification, vocational subjects which may complement this qualification include, customer service, business studies and management, marketing, retail, fashion and photography. Academic subjects that may complement this qualification include maths, English, art and design, design and technology and science.
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a massage therapist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:
- Professional make-up artistry settings 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
Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4 in one or more of the following areas:
- salon management
- specialist hair and scalp services
Who supports this qualification?
This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
This qualification has been submitted to the Department for Education for teaching to 16-19 year olds from September 2016, and will be first reported in the technical level category of the 2018 16-19 performance tables.
This qualification has been developed collaboratively with employers, professional associations and key stakeholders in the theatrical and media make-up sector. Because of this, the knowledge, skills and competencies gained will provide the best possible opportunity for progression into employment.
This qualification is formally supported by the following organisations:
|British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology||babtac.com|
Components - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 3 units and earn a minimum of credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|BT3D6.EX1||External Examination 1 BT3D6||3|
|BT3D6.EX2||External Examination 2 BT3D6||3|
|BT3D6.SYN||Graded Synoptic Assessment BT3D6||3|
Mandatory Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 9 units and earn a minimum of credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UBT120M||L/507/5464||Anatomy and physiology for make-up services||3||20|
|UBT124M||M/507/5473||Cosmetic make-up science||3||30|
|UBT127M||R/507/5479||Style and fit postiche||3||60|
|UBT87M||A/507/5511||False eyelash application||2||20|
|UCO28M||L/507/5626||Health and safety in the salon||3||30|
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