Foundation Makeup Course

Our course code: NB044

Course fee £325 or from £25 per month

Enrol on this course

Interested in offering professional makeup services, but not sure where to start? Ideal for beginners, on this foundation course you’ll learn three classic looks: day makeup, evening makeup, and special occasion make up. After you’ve gained your diploma certificate, you’ll be able to gain professional insurance, which means you’ll be able to start working with clients!

What to expect on this Foundation Makeup Course

Over 34 detailed units with guidance from working professionals, you’ll begin by learning some essential business knowledge: how to market yourself, health and safety legislation, how to communicate effectively with clients, and more. Moving on, you’ll study anatomy and physiology, as well as skin healthcare. Finally, you’ll learn just about everything there is to know about makeup and its application, such as colour theory, and how to carefully choose styles and techniques to suit different face shapes. You’ll have full access to detailed course materials, including eBooks, step-by-step guides, tutorial videos, and workbooks. Even better, you can learn via your mobile phone, laptop, or tablet, and you can work at your own pace!

Key takeaways

• Award-winning course designed for aspiring beauty therapists
• Learn all the key techniques to give clients next-level treatments
• With this course, you’ll be able to apply for professional insurance
• Gain the ability to advise clients about all things makeup!
• Start your own nail salon business and be your own boss
• Assessments completed and submitted online
• Study at your own pace anytime, anywhere, anyhow

Study the art of makeup and learn three stunning looks: day, evening, and special occasion

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Get insured

    By completing this course you will be able to gain insurance to work on clients.

  • Latest course materials

    This is a brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content

  • Awarding body: IPHM (International Practitioners Of Holistic Medicine)
  • Our course code: NB044
  • Official Qualification Title: Foundation Makeup Course

Study Method

Your course will be studied through distance learning, meaning you can learn the course at a time and place that suits you. Your course materials will be available to you online via tutorial videos and eBooks. As you study, you’ll have the full support and guidance of working professionals.

Course Duration

This course includes 34 modules covering everything you’ll need to know to confidently work with clients. There’s no set time limit, you can complete it in your own time, at your own pace.


As you progress, you’ll be assessed at the end of each unit via multiple choice questions that test your understanding. Once you’ve achieved the desired pass percentage, you’ll move on to the next module. Units and tests can be retaken at any time to strengthen your knowledge.

Course Outcomes

Once you have passed the course, your diploma certificate will be available for download via the portal and stored for you. You have lifetime access to the portal so you can return at any time using your tutorials and eBooks as a reference. Once you’re qualified, you’ll be able to gain professional insurance, and start your own business if you wish.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - Foundation Makeup Course

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Foundation

In the opening unit, you’ll cover health and safety legislation, how to safely prepare your treatment area, and how to work hygienically. You’ll also cover just about everything you need to know to successfully open and run your own beauty business, such as how to communicate effectively with your clients, and how to market yourself.

2: Anatomy and physiology

Now you’ll get stuck into the science! Over nine videos and a detailed physiology eBook, you’ll study the structure of hair, cells, and tissues, the skeletal and muscular systems, the anatomy of the eye, and much more.

3: Skin healthcare

In the third unit, you’ll study different skin types, along with skin diseases and disorders. Because these can be contraindications to beauty treatments, it’s important you’re able to recognise them.

4: Foundation makeup

Now it’s time to learn about makeup! You’ll begin by learning basic colour theory, and different face shapes. You’ll move on to study different skin types and characteristics, and how this will affect the products and makeup style you choose. Finally, you’ll learn about the products you’ll need, how to apply them to create stunning makeup looks, and the correct aftercare advice to give to your clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!