Make-Up Course Funding

PCDL Make-up course funding closing soon

Students can apply for the PCDL to fund their make-up course training until 25 January 2018.

Make-Up Course Funding

PCDL Make-up course funding closing soon

Students can apply for the PCDL to fund their make-up course training until 25 January 2018.

Take advantage of make-up course funding through PCDL

We have been notified by the Education and Skills Funding Agency that the Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL) is closing to new borrowers next year. The deadline for applications is 25 January 2019, so you still have time to take advantage of make-up course funding through PCDL. (This includes top ups to any existing loans.) Students must then start their course by 24 March 2019.

So, up until Friday 25 January 2019 this is still an ideal way of funding your training at Brushstroke.

2 Year
Make-up & Hair

BTEC, Level 3 Diploma

Our most thorough training to prepare you for a career as an artist in TV, film, stage and fashion.

9 Month
Make-Up & Hair

ITEC Level 3 Diploma

The ideal course for those wanting to change career or work round family commitments.

1 Year
Hairdressing & Barbering 

ITEC Level 2 Diploma

An intensive course taught by Toni & Guy trained tutors to complete your training as a versatile artist.

PCDL financial assistance

Professional and career development loans are available like commercial bank loans that you can use to help pay for work-related training. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to 2 years of learning (or 3 if it includes 1 year’s relevant unpaid practical work).

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 such commercial 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 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 this is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider identification number is: 9759.

Further information

Currently, the government is not offering an alternative to the PCDL. As soon as we get any further information from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, we will update this page. In the meantime, the government website might be able to help you with other funding options. Also, the government confirms that existing borrowers will not be affected by the planned closure of the scheme.

We have a number of diploma and short courses that are suitable for students wishing to take advantage of the current PCDL scheme which is still open for applications until 25 January 2019. If you have any queries do please contact us on 01932 592463 /

Paid Work Opportunities

There are many opportunities for you to be selected as a trainee to work on productions while you study at Brushstroke. This is usually paid work while you gather valuable on-set experience. For example, our tutors often select their assistants from students they meet at Brushstroke. Obviously we can’t guarantee this work but it does offer you a source of income.

Brushstroke Promotions

From time to time, we feature promotions and different payment options – you’ll find details on the course pages (under Checklist).

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Get in Touch 

Please complete the enquiry form and we’ll be in touch promptly. We can give you more information over the telephone or send you a prospectus. Best of all, we’d like to arrange for you to visit us, have a tour round our facilities and discuss more about the course options open to you.


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Leaving School?

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Changing career to become a make-up artist is within your reach - with Brushstroke training behind you.

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