LCBT's Level 3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up for ages 16-18 is a fantastic programme that mixes both the theory and practical skills needed for a career in the media market which covers hair, make-up and creative skills. This course is ideal for those who are interested in the media, fashion, theatrical and magazine shoots. 

The Level 3 Diploma is an enhancement for those who already hold a Level 2 in Hair and Media Make-up and also a fantastic option for those who hold a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent if you are passionate about the make-up industry. The Diploma will teach advanced skills which will progress you to a very Advanced Level and give the creative and technical know-how to build your professional portfolio. Units will include Creative hairdressing skills, face & body art, Fashion and Photographic make-up, Airbrush make-up, Camouflage make-up, Individual eyelash extensions, dressing hair using a Varity of techniques.

You will be provided with a uniform to wear whilst you are at college and a make-up kit that you will own to support you completing your practical treatments and to be used personally.

Course designed to teach the learner advanced skills of make-up and hair artistry, with an emphasis on Special effects, Media, Fashion and Photographic make-up and make-up techniques used for theatre, film and TV.

You will be taught in state of the art dedicated Make-Up rooms by our lecturers who have extensive experience in the make-up, film, TV and styling industries. You will also benefit from a range of enrichment opportunities including industry talks, and the chance to practice your skills in industry. 


  • Fashion & Photographic Make-up (including monochrome & historical looks)
  • Media Make-up (including Special Effects Make-Up)
  • Airbrush Make-Up
  • Face & Body Art
  • Camouflage Make-up
  • Semi-permanent Lashes
  • Style & Dress Hair
  • Creative Hair Dressing
  • Self-tanning Techniques*
  • Creative mood board making*

Students will also learn client care & communication skills, health & safety and industry knowledge.

*As part of your course you may need to complete Functional Skills in English and/or Maths. If you do not need to complete English or Maths you will complete the self-tanning techniques/creative moodboard making unit. If you need to complete English and Maths the self-tanning techniques/creative mood board making unit won’t form part of your qualification. Depending on your prior qualifications, you may need to undertake a GCSE option in English and/or Maths


A good level of English, successful interview and initial assessment. Potential learners need to be able to demonstrate dedication and commitment to learning and have aspirations to work and progress into the industry. Level 3 entries will require a completed Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma or Hair and Media Makeup course, produce a mood board and for internal students a positive reference from their previous tutor.

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