Make Up Artistry Level 5

Course Duration

This is a one year full time course running from September until May.


Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.
  • Entry is subject to interview.

On completion of this course, students will be certified by ITEC and FETAC/QQI – Make-up Artistry, 5M5265.

Course Content

  • Fashion and Media Make-up, 5N4627
  • Postiche, 5N1375
  • Specialised Make-Up Effects, 5N4634
  • Period and Theatrical Make-Up, 5N4632
  • Skincare, Eye Treatments and Make-Up, 5N3466
  • Communications, 5N0690
  • Work Experience, 5N1356

In addition to FETAC/QQI modules, students are prepared for the following ITEC diplomas:

  • Advanced Make-Up Artistry
  • Skincare and Eye -care
  • Make -Up

Career Opportunities

  • Film Fashion
  • T.V.
  • Bridal Theatre
  • Product Development

Student Testimonial


Make Up Artistry Level 5 has turned out to be so much more than just a makeup course.  With special effects, skincare in detail, postiche, the job opportunities when finishing this course are endless.  I started it to be a freelance make-up artist and now I want to do theatre or work on film and tv.  Highly recommend this course, I am loving it so far.


Communications 5N0690

Students studying Communications Level 5 will be able to do with the following:

  • Analysis of a range of current issues in communications and information technology.
  • Summarise in practical terms the elements of legislation that must be observed in a personal and/or work context, to include health, safety and welfare at work and communications-related legislation.
  • Use appropriate non-verbal and visual communication in personal- and work-related settings, to include one-to-one, in a group/team, and in formal and informal interaction.
  • Demonstrate verbal skills appropriate to working under general direction, to include making a case and presenting a point of view in group discussion, formal meetings, interviews.
  • Demonstrate listening skills appropriate to working under general direction, to include making eye contact, receiving and interpreting information, control of personal response.
  • Research a relevant vocational topic, to include use of primary and secondary sources, acknowledgement of sources, use of enquiry techniques and methods to establish validity and reliability

Assessment Criteria: Collection of Work – 50%, Skills Demonstration – 50%


Work Experience 5N1356

Students studying Work Experience Level 5 will do the following:

  • Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities in a particular vocational area, to include consideration of work-related issues and needs.
  • Summarise the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a particular work, organisational or institutional context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality legislation, union representation and regulations relating to pay.
  • Present relevant work experience material, to include a Curriculum Vitae or personal statement, letter of application, evidence of job-finding skills, skills checklist, statement of learning goals, contractual arrangements.
  • Participate effectively in a work experience placement for a minimum of 60 hours to gain experience/insight into their chosen vocational area.

Assessment Criteria: Collection of Work – 60%, Skills Demonstration – 40%


Westport College of Further Education reserves the right to limit the number of places available, make changes in any course or to withdraw the course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between Westport College of Further Education and the student, or a third party.