Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry (RQF)

QRN – 603/3323/6                                                          Fee £69


Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry (RQF) is aimed at those learners looking to progress into a career as a professional make-up artist. The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry (RQF) will provide learners with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to successfully achieve the qualification.  The qualification includes applying small, ready-made prosthetic pieces, camouflage make-up, airbrush make-up, and styling and fitting head and facial postiche (wigs and hairpieces).

Qualification Structure

To successfully achieve the Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Make-Up Artistry (RQF) learners must complete all 47 credits from the mandatory units and 3 credits from the optional units totalling 50 credits.

Learner Entry Requirements

A learner must have previously completed a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy, other than this Focus Awards do not set any other entry requirements for the qualification; however, other requirements may be required by the centre.

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications: The qualification will also prepare for employment as a make-up artist.

Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be at least 16 years old to undertake this qualification. Please note that 16 to 18 year-olds may need to be supervised in the workplace, once they have achieved the qualification

Geographical Coverage

This qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title

Unit Ref

Level GLH Credit
Mandatory Units
Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon R/600/8780 3 29 4
Client care and communication in beauty related industries T/601/4457 3 28 3
Promote products and services to clients in a salon T/600/8769 2 28 3
Design and apply face and body art T/617/0997 3 51 6
Instruction on make-up application A/617/0998 2 34 5
Apply make-up A/617/1018 2 41 5
Media make-up Y/617/1026 3 60 7
Fashion and photographic make-up M/601/5509 3 66 7
Camouflage make-up D/601/4355 3 60 7
Optional Units
Apply airbrush make-up to the face D/617/1030 3 27 4
Design and apply Mendhi skin decoration H/617/1031 2 34 4
Display stock to promote sales in a salon J/600/8761 2 24 3
Style and fit postiche K/617/1032 3 60 7


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