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Special Effect Make Up : Beginners

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1.4 hours
No formal qualification
4 CPD hours / points
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Special Effect Make Up – Beginners

Special effects makeup is one of the most interesting career paths for makeup artists. Unlike regular, everyday makeup tools and products, Special Effect makeup products can contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to the skin. This is why proper training is required, in order to know how to safely use and apply such products. For example: when working with various types of paints, you would need to know which items are safe to put around your client’s eyes and/or mouth, and which ones are not.

When working with Special Effect makeup, you have to know how to properly apply, mix, create, and work with these specialised products. To be able to do this correctly is a game changer for your career. In this Special Effect Make Up – Beginners course, you will learn how to develop the skills needed to kick start a career in SFX Makeup and become a professional in this industry.


4 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


1h 25m

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to master the art of creating realistic scars, wounds, and bruises
  • Develop the skills needed to kick start a career in SFX Makeup
  • Learn to be realistic in the special effects makeup
  • Learn how to have a career in film, television or theater
  • Gain a well-recognised qualification taught by experienced tutors
  • Become a professional in this industry

Access Duration

The course will be delivered directly to you, and from the date you joined the course you have 12 months of access to the online learning platform. The course is self-paced, and you can complete it in stages at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the course successfully, learners will take an online assessment. This online test is marked automatically, so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the ‘Special Effect Make Up – Beginners’ certificate by CPD.

Awarding Body

CPD is an internationally recognised qualification that will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in an enterprise.

Who is this course for?

This course is introduction level, so will be suitable for those who have never used Excel before, or who would like an introduction to the programme.


  • Learners should be over the age of 16, and have a basic understanding of English, ICT and numeracy.
  • A sound educational background is recommended

Career path

Below given are a few of the jobs this certificate will help you in, along with the average UK salary per annum

  • Special Effects Makeup Artists - The average starting salary in the UK is around £20,000 per annum

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.