At the interview normally a senior member of staff will spend as much time as needed to explain the nature of the job, the industry, the aims of the course, policies, aftercare and the way we deliver our training. We will also endeavour to answer any questions you have. This completed, a senior lecturer will then give you a tour of our facilities and you normally you have a chance to speak to lecturers and students. By the time you leave our aim is to ensure you have a clear understanding of the industry, the role of a make-up artist, aims of the course and that we have assessed your suitability. Brushstroke will then write to you in a few days to confirm a placement, or give you advice and guidance on what you may need to do prior to joining us. Should you be successful and you wish to apply for a course it is advisable to telephone first to confirm a space then complete your enrolment form, terms and conditions and send them to us along with your passport photos and deposit, you will then receive written confirmation of your place.
Questions regarding fees, payment structures, alterations to payments should be addressed to our accounts manager prior to enrolling. Although deposits are non-refundable, given a valid reason and as long as we have enough time to find someone to take your place, we will normally allow you to transfer to a later course.
There is no specific age requirement other than being of over school leaving age (16+) on commencement of a course; however, we look closely at the suitability of younger students ensuring that they are ready to train with us. There is no specific qualification requirement; although certain qualifications/ work experience can be beneficial to students and the merits of these are assessed at the induction stage
The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loan product. You can use the loan to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider identification number is: 9759
The Nine Month Course follows an ITEC Syllabus, The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Make-up which covers all aspects of Make-up for Film, TV and Theatre.
The Two Year Course follows a BTEC Edexcel Syllabus- the BTEC Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts for Make-up. This incorporates all aspects of Make-up for Film, TV, Theatre & Fashion, as well as Production Workshops and Assignments throughout the Two Years. This is equivalent to two A- Levels*
Students on the Three Year Professional Make-up and Hair course work towards their BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts for Make-up, followed by the One Year Level 2 Hairdressing and Barbering course.
These qualifications are offered to students so that they will leave Brushstroke with our own highly recognised certificate of attendance and subjects covered and the validation of an awarding body, making sure that standards are always current and acceptable within the industry.
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