• Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up

    Introduction to Professional Make up Skills (Level 5)

  • SCQF Level

    Comparable to SCQF Level 5
  • Attendance/Duration

    Short Full-time, August
  • Start Date

    Aug 2022



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Make-up is a hugely exciting and diverse industry to work in. Make up Professionals create and produce the latest make-up trends and hair styles within fashion, TV, film and theatre production.

If you’ve got passion, drive, creativity, a commitment to work hard, a high level of motivation and are a good team player who enjoys working with others, then professional make-up is for you.

For entry to this course you need:

  • A real interest in make-up.
  • Four National 5s or equivalent, ideally including English and Art & Design or a relevant SCQF Level 5 course such as Arts & Crafts or NC Hairdressing or equivalent.
  • To show various samples of your artwork or photographic evidence of make-up. Please send this evidence for Ayr campus applications direct to angela.beaddie@ayrshire.ac.uk/sharon.kelly@ayrshire.ac.uk
  • Hairdressing experience would also be an advantage.

To submit an application, completing all sections, including Personal Statement in full. NB we may notify you of the outcome by letter and/or invite you to attend an interview.

If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place.

What's Involved

Fashion Make-up - you’ll learn the basic principles of fashion, bridal, evening and Instagram make-up and then research the latest trends and produce your own ‘looks’ on models.

Hair - you’ll learn to shampoo, style, dress and finish hair, this may include designing looks for long hair, current fashion trends and creating total looks

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you may progress to:

  • Exploring your future career options which could include:
  • Retail Make-up Consultant with a high street cosmetic brand.
  • Make-up Columnist/Blogger.
  • Exploring setting up your own business, depending on your own area of interest i.e Fashion Make up.
  • Progressing to January Start Professional Make up Techniques

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2022

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