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Qualification Opportunities

The Central School of Make-up proudly offers one of the most prestigious international qualifications for the make-up industry – the IMA (International Make-up Association). The IMA is an independent awarding body who set standards for make-up education which is recognised by leading cosmetic companies.

The IMA provide an industry benchmark for the make-up artist and those who wish to employ a make-up artist. This is achieved through an independent practical examination by an IMA examiner plus on going course work and a simple theory test paper.

The Central School of Make-up is the very first independent school outside of London to be accredited by the IMA. Joining highly trusted independent schools in the Capital and overseas, by gaining this elite industry qualification, you will become a lifetime member of the IMA.

To gain the Make-up Application Certificate from the International Make-up Association, evidence of the following six criteria are required.

  • Attendance
  • Evidence of Practical Skills
  • Theory Paper
  • Coursework
  • Evaluation
  • External Examinations     (There are two external examinations that each student must pass in order to gain this qualification. Each with a seperate brief).
  • Day Make-up
  • Evening Make-up



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