Beauty Therapy Make-Up (VTCT) Diploma Level 3

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This course which is aimed at learners looking for a career change is an exciting insight into the Beauty and Make-Up industry and a stepping stone for progression to our VTCT Award in Body Art & Level 3 Make-Up Aesthetics course next January.

It introduces the skills you need for entry into the industry with practical and theory units covering basic make-up, eye enhancements, nail art and more creative units such as the Art of Photographic Make-Up (which covers period, fantasy and bridal make-up looks), and an introduction to Body Art, which allows candidates to create their own 2D designs applied to a 3D surface.

You will learn:
The Art of Photographic Make-Up; Bridal and Evening Make-Up; Hair, Beauty & Make-Up Portfolio Presentation; Introduction to Body Art; Introduction to Dressing Hair; Introduction to Nail Art; Introduction to Brow Artistry.

Entry Requirements

Three subjects at National 4 preferably including English and Art. Interview and practical test.

Progression Routes

HND Beauty Therapy

Start Date





Level 3

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

20 weeks


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level