Beauty Therapy Make-Up (VTCT) Diploma

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This 18 week course is an exciting progression into makeup artistry which is suited to individuals who have previously completed level 2 beauty therapy or hold an equivalent level 2 certificate within eg Cosmetic Makeup and Beauty Consultancy. This qualification will provide you with the knowledge understanding and skills to work competently as an advanced beauty therapist specialising in makeup.

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 learn the skills of applying individual eyelash extensions and application of Self-Tanning.

You will work in our salons or studios providing a realistic industry environment which will give you valuable practical experience to help you fulfil a career as a makeup artist. You will also have the opportunity to undertake employment experience within our evening salons these skills will enhance your employability prospects even further. You will be assessed on your occupational competence along with VTCT assessment criteria for e-assessment where applicable.

Entry Requirements

SVQ Beauty Therapy (VTCT) 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; NPA Make-Up Skills; HND Make-Up Artistry

Start Date

August, January




Level 3

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level