Fashion Make-Up HNC @ SCQF Level 7

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This course will give you a qualification in Fashion Make-up. It contains units that provide the underpinning knowledge and skills required to work within Fashion make-up, cosmetic and creative industries.   


Fashion make-up takes cognisance of the growth and diversity within the fashion make-up industry and will provide you with an industry recognised qualification and skills to enable you to work effectively within this fast-paced environment. 


You will be taught by a team of industry experts with a wealth of industry experience and expertise in make-up counters, and fashion photoshoots.   


Their expertise will ensure your learning is at the centre of their teaching practice.

Course code





The course is taught over 3 blocks of 12 weeks. 

2 day per week/ nights time delivery may be required. 

12 hours per week 

36 weeks

Entry Requirements

National Qualification at SCQF level 6 Make-Up Artistry; OR 

SCQF level 6 or SVQ level 3 Ladies Hairdressing; OR 

NCGA level 6 in Beauty Care; OR 

Two Highers at Grade C or above; OR 

Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you may be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. 
Learners may be invited to attend a face-to-face interview or an interview on Teams to further discuss your application. You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  


This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment.  
During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

Course Content

You will study the following core units: - 


Essential Make-up Skills. 

Fashion Make-up: Current Fashion and Classic Make-up Skills. 

Fashion Make-up: Runway and Editorial Make-up and Hair Skills. 

Work Placement. 

Fashion Make-up: Presentation and Promotional Skills. 

Fashion Make-up: Hairdressing Techniques. 

Fashion Make-up: Make-up and Hairstyling for a Photoshoot. 


You are required to supply your own kit.  The college will supply aspects of materials with regards to make up for special effect products.   

In addition, you are expected to supply your own stationery.   

More information will be given at interview.


The course utilises a variety of assessment methods, including practical observation, case study compilation, research projects and closed book theory papers.


Students can progress to HND Make-up Artistry TV, Film and Theatre (SCQF Level 8).

Career Prospects

You may consider career prospects in fashion Make up such as; Cosmetic Consultant, Freelance Make-up Artist, Session Stylist, Social Media Blogger, Cosmetic Company Ambassador, Sales Representative or Demonstrator.

Additional funding information

You should apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). Please visit their website: for further details.

Selling Points

HNC Fashion Make-up recognises the growth and diversity of the fashion make-up industry. 

Higher National Qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Fashion Make-up (SCQF level 7) develops knowledge, skills, and sound understanding along with practical expertise in all aspects of fashion make-up, thereby enabling candidates to work confidently and competently within this industry.

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