Make-Up Course Funding

Although new applications for PDCL have closed, there may be other make-up course funding options for you to pursue.

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.

Funding options

On 25 January 2019, the Education and Skills Funding Agency closed its Professional and Career Development Load (PCDL) to new borrowers. (Existing borrowers are not affected by the closure of this scheme.)

We are currently investigating other funding options and will update this page as soon as we have more information to share. In the meantime, you may find Screenskills and the Prince’s Trust worth pursuing.

2 Year
Makeup & Hair

BTEC, Level 3 Diploma

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

7 Month
MakeUp & 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.



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 of these on individual course pages (under Checklist).

Methods of Payment

We accept payment of the course fees in instalments using the following methods: Bacs, cheque, bankers draft and debit/credit card. Please see individual course pages for further details.

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Our Tutors

Proper professional training from our tutors will set you on the road to becoming a skilled makeup artist.

Leaving School?

Leaving school at 16 means you can train as a makeup artist with Brushstroke.

Changing Career?

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

Film, TV & Stage

There are endless options for makeup artists working in film and TV, from Sci-fi movie sets, to West End shows and soaps.