Beauty Therapy Make-Up (VTCT) Diploma Level 3

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This 18-week course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work competently as an advanced beauty therapist specialising in makeup. The course is suited to individuals who have previously completed Level 2 Beauty Therapy or hold an equivalent Level 2 certificate e.g. Cosmetic Makeup or Beauty Consultancy.

Edinburgh College is the first flagship Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) College in Scotland. Training at Edinburgh College will enhance your employability prospects as we have an exceptional standard of facilities and highly qualified lecturers. You will work in our salons and studios providing a realistic industry environment. This training will give you valuable practical experience and is a stepping stone towards a fulfilling career as a beauty make-up specialist. You will undertake vital employment experience in our evening salons.

Throughout this qualification, you will monitor procedures to safely control work operations, contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities, design and create fashion and photographic make-up and provide specialist skin camouflage services. You will also learn how to manage the finances of a business, apply individual eyelash extensions and skills in self-tanning.

Entry Requirements

Beauty Make-up Consultant (Level 2) at SCQF Level 5; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. You will be invited for interview which will include a practical trade test and written task.

Progression Routes

HND Beauty Therapy

Start Date

August, January




Level 3

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level