VTCT Level 3 NVQ Award in: Airbrush Makeup

L3 Unit Award in: Airbrush Makeup £645

This qualification is about providing airbrush makeup to the face and body. You will need to show that you can carry out a variety of airbrush makeup designs and techniques

The ability to use a range of airbrushing products and additional items is also required. The accurate use and maintenance of equipment is an essential aspect of this qualification. To carry out this qualification you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with clients.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • maintain safe and effective methods of working when providing airbrush makeup
  • consult, plan and prepare for airbrush makeup
  • apply airbrush makeup
  • provide aftercare advice

You will learn how to create the following airbrush designs

  • contouring
  • tattooing
  • 3D
  • high fashion
  • fantasy
  • full straight makeup

Entry Requirements:

  • you will need to have a good command of the English language
  • the ability to complete work on time
  • commitment to the course which is achieved by arriving to every class and on time
  • a willingness to learn
  • a love of makeup

What to expect:

  • this course requires you to practice what you have learned regularly and to show your progress on Skype for your tutor to evidence
  • You will be required to complete 4 assessments at the academy at a later date when you are confident in your abilities
  • there is 1 (one) online external exam paper that you are required to pass to achieve your unit qualification. You’ll need to achieve a minimum of 70% to pass and you can have up to 3 attempts per paper
  • You will gain your practical knowledge in the classroom, and it is a requirement that you use our monitored online knowledge-based system on a regular basis

Course Duration and Times:

  • 4 days – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. These days can run consecutively or one day per week for 4 weeks. We do our very best to work with you in selecting the days that suit you best but this is not always an option due to other courses running at the academy

Age requirements:

  • minimum 16 years – with no upper age limit


  • Any of our Level 2 or Level 3 Course Units
  • Level 2 Diploma in: Hair & Media Makeup
  • Level 3 Diploma in: Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Makeup