HNC Fashion Make-up Course

Our SQA Accredited HNC course covers a number of techniques and styles to give artists the skills required to lead successful careers in Make-up.Throughout the course students learn in depth about the industry and make-up application, as well as customer service and business skills.

Course Duration

6 Months

Course Schedule

Class 1 Mon, Tues, Wed
10:00 to 17:00 OR
Class 2 Wed, Thurs, Fri
10:00 to 17:00

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Our HNC Fashion Makeup course teach students in depth about the makeup industry and make-up application, as well as customer service and business skills to start successful, long-lasting careers as a beauty and makeup professional. The majority of our students go on to become self employed makeup artists or start their own businesses where they can enjoy the freedom and flexiblity to build their own future.

Students may also get the chance to feature in our GlamCandy magazine for makeup professionals.

2020 Start Dates:
Edinburgh, Dunfermline & Aberdeen
13th January 2020
17th February 2020


To enrol in this course complete the form below.

Students receive the following items on this course;
GlamCandy t-shirt
GlamCandy hoodie
GlamCandy landyard and student card
GlamCandy wrist band
GlamCandy 22 piece brush set
GlamCandy brush belt
GlamCandy clear kit bag
1 x Stacey Marie Carnival Palette
6 x Kryolan Vita Color Foundations
1 x Revolution Pro concealer kit
1 x Illamasqua Loose Powder
1 x Illamasqua Gel Sculpt Silhouette
1 x Illamasqua Beyond Powder OMG
1 x HD Brows Eye & Brow Kit

Some of these items may change for each intake depending on which products which are on trend at the time of your course starting.

Our SQA Accredited HNC course covers a number of techniques and styles to give artists the skills required to lead successful careers in Make-up.Throughout the course students learn in depth about the industry and make-up application, as well as customer service and business skills to start successful, long-lasting careers.

Makeup styles and techniques taught on this course

Beauty makeup, classic makeup, hollywood glam, vintage, modern vintage, bridal, facial sculpting and contouring, commercial, editorial, fashion, brow styling and shaping, glamorous instagram styles such as a cut crease, spot light and building creativity.

SQA HNC Fashion Makeup Course Units Studied

Essential Makeup Skills
Current Fashion & Classic Makeup Skills
Runway & Editorial Makeup & Hair Skills
Fashion & Runway Makeup: Promotional & Presentation Skills
Work Placement
Hairdressing Techniques for Fashion Makeup
Makeup & Hairstyling for a Photoshoot
History of Hairdressing
History of Makeup
Fashion & Runway Makeup Graded Unit 1

This course is available at the following locations:

Danielle Dickson
Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Rachael Melrose
Makeup Artist & Tutor
Clarisse Morieux
Make-Up Artist and Tutor
Alice Dickson
Make-Up Artist
Vicky Cameron
Senior Makeup Artist & Lead Tutor
Amanda McCarthy
Education Manager
Holly Martin
Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Karen Bowen
Senior Make-Up Artist & Lead Tutor
Ebony Smith
Creative Director
Claire Stead
Student Development Director
Paulina Seimbor
Senior Makeup Artist & Lead Tutor
Rebecca Muir
Make-Up Artist

Will I get employment after the course?

Many of our students are placed on work placement on completion of their course. Students may also be invited to work shadow our artists in our shops or assist on weddings, fashion shows, music videos and photoshoots.

What type of jobs can I get on completion?

– Working for cosmetic brands
– Working in department stores / cosmetic counter work
– Studio makeup artist (beauty, glam, party makeup)
– Bridal makeup artist
– Fashion makeup artist, working and leading fashion show makeup / fashion week etc
– Editorial makeup artist, working for magazines and newspapers
– TV makeup artist
– Beauty blogger
– Beauty vlogger (video blogger)
– Magazine beauty writer
– Social media beauty influencer
– Tutor at makeup academy or college
– Masterclass teacher
– Personal lesson teacher

Can I work for GlamCandy if I study this course?

We have employed many of our students to work in GlamCandy after completion of their HNC Fashion Makeup course or HND Makeup Artistry Course. All successfully employed graduates are entered into our internal training program where they will assist our senior artists in jobs from beauty, commercial and fashion. Trainees will study internally for their teaching qualifactions in order to one day become a tutor with us. Candidates must be willing to travel throughout the UK and Europe when working with us.

Our HNC course has limited spaces therefore all students who are interested must attend an interview. During the interview we will discuss fees and payment options that are available. If you are successful upon interview students can apply to SAAS (Student Awards Association Scotland) for funding towards the course.


On completion students can also apply for funding to gain an HND qualification and add to their skill set by studying our HND Make-up Artistry.

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