Course Code: TB1FE05 Make-up (Theatrical - Special Effects and Hair and Media) - Level 3 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryAre you creative with a keen sense of colour? Are you interested in transforming the way performers can look on stage or in the media with the use of make-up, special effects and hair? If the answers are yes, then this course could be the perfect one for you. Blackpool and The Fylde College is expertly positioned to ensure that you have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills to support your career within the theatrical and make up industry. This course offers you the opportunity to develop practical skills demanded by careers in film, television work, stage and other media purposes. Alongside your course, you will also be developing your own portfolio of evidence to showcase your skills and expertise. The Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up Technical Level Qualification has been developed to support you in gaining meaningful employment or self-employment. It is suitable for students who are over 16 years of age and have completed the level 2 beauty related qualification, or equivalent. You will be learning the specific practical skills that employers and leading industry experts identified as key to working in this ever-growing industry. The focus on the course is the development of practical skills with the underpinning theory aspects of the skills and those of the industry. You will also be developing your essential communication and customer service skills with consideration for environmental and sustainability skills. The make-up artistry industry is exceptionally rewarding but very competitive. Please start to think about what sets you apart from others. Entry Requirements A relevant Level 2 qualification. English OR maths at grade 2 or above. a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification ObtainedDiploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up Industry Placement and Field TripsWork placement is a compulsory element of the study programme for all 16-18 year olds. Students will spend one day per week in a work placement. For 19+ students work placement is encouraged and dates set on an individual basis. Please note it is the responsibility of each student to find their placement. Learning and Teaching MethodsAt Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to the classroom following a break from formal learning. Our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn. One key teaching and learning method is that of demonstrations. Your tutors ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practice the skill. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group work, presentations and within practical salon sessions. Following demonstrations you will then have hands on practical time where you will be learning the practical make-up and creative hairdressing skills. You will be required to model for your peers as well so you can experience the therapies first hand. There will be dedicated individual/self-study time on your programme which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments. Online learning is also a key element of all our courses and will involve you using our Moodle platform for independent study and learning. Within the curriculum we also use a range of online apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with new technologies used in the classroom. Your tutors will support you in preparing for your examinations alongside your own responsibility for your learning. For 16 - 18 year olds - subject to prior qualification maths and English study hours may vary. 13 hours technical class contact with either 3.8 hours additional for GCSE maths and 3.8 hours additional for GCSE English or 1.5 hours for each functional skill. This will be calculated and confirmed at enrolment. For 19 + students your work schedule will include up to 13 hours per week (including the 1.5 hours progress tutor meetings and 1 hour in your core unit session). These hours will be workshop based in our make-up suite, hairdressing salons, computer suites or theory workrooms. It is expected that you will then be required to spend the same number of hours on independent research and study outside of the work shop environment. Your work placement hours will need to meet the minimum required of 30 hours per year. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods This course is one year in duration and over the year your units of study are: Photographic make-up Anatomy and physiology for make-up services Airbrush make-up Cosmetic make-up science Media make-up Style and fit postiche Cosmetic make-up False eyelash application Health and safety in the salon Qualification awarded - VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make Up This course is part of the VTCT Technical Level Qualifications and as such is assessed in a number of ways. You will sit two externally set and marked examinations that will consist of short answer questions, multiple choice and labelling of course related diagrams. Your practical skills will also be assessed in a number of ways. During the course your practical skills will be assessed and you will build a treatment portfolio. This portfolio will detail the range of different treatments performed and the variety of clients on which you have worked. For each of the practical units you will then have a final graded practical assessment in which you will be graded fail, pass, merit or distinction. Your year will then conclude with a final graded synoptic assessment. In this practical assessment you will be assessed on your performance on a number of practical services you have learnt over the year. All of these grades will then be calculated so you will complete the overall year with a fail, pass, merit, distinction or distinction star grade. On successful completion of the course, your certificate will detail the grades you have achieved. Assessment weighting External exam = 30% Graded practical assessments = 50% Graded synoptic assessment = 20% Please note: You will only be given one opportunity to re-sit the external examinations and the final graded synoptic. Other Costs and Equipment Needed For 16-18 year olds all equipment, including a uniform, is provided by the college. For 19+ students a uniform, at a cost of approximately £35, must be purchased (order forms are provided by the College). All 19+ students will also be expected to purchase the course related kit. This is to be purchased via College and details will be provided at sign up. If you are concerned about the funding for this kit, then please speak to our Careers Team who may be able to support . Full, flat, black, leather or durable shoes (no trainers or fabric) must be purchased and worn at all times with the uniform. Tuition Fees Please read our tuition fee guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Vocational Training Charitable Trust Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression On completion of this course, the world of make-up and the possibilities for your career are varied. One key thing to consider is the careers are highly competitive and so it is key that you position yourself with the correct qualification and wealth of practical experiences to demonstrate your practical skills. Careers for consideration include: Professional make-up artistry settings working with performers Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios Beauty and/or hair salons Independent/self-employed/mobile/home based settings National Health Service (NHS) Product manufacturing and training This qualification has national and international recognition and so associated travel is also a benefit. This qualification provides you with eligibility to become members of recognised professional bodies including: The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). The primary aim of this qualification is employment but it also provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills and knowledge further if you aim for achieving a level 4, or higher qualification. Specialist level 4 qualifications include salon management or specialist hair and scalp services.