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The Central School of Make Up

3 Day IMA Foundation and Bridal Intensive - Deposit Paid Today

£110.00 GBP

Course fee £395 |  Deposit £110 Type | Part Time Course Time | 3 Days PLUS Practical Exam

Our affordable three-day IMA Foundation course includes intensive, hands-on make-up training, providing basic training in professional make-up skills and artistry. This course also provides training in professional makeup skills covering day, evening and special occasion looks and Bridal,  leading to industry recognised qualifications.

This course is aimed at those who wish to gain an insight into the makeup industry, those who are limited on time, those who are already self taught and working in the industry but do not have a qualification. Ideal for those who wish to refresh make up skills, gain a new hobby or work within the hair and beauty sector and wish to add additional skills to enhance their current careers. An ideal ‘taster’ for those thinking of attending one of our IMA courses over a longer period. The course is balanced between demonstrations, and hands-on practical lessons in the comfort of our fully equipped professional make-up studios.

No previous experience is necessary for this course. All equipment (except brushes) are provided. Delegates will receive a qualification from the International Makeup Association.

 After your intensive three day hands-on training, delegate will complete an at home-study programme using IMA course notes provided and complete a training portfolio of evidence including a practical and written assignment, plus approximately 15 make-up looks. 

You will be asked to come back for one day, once you have completed your portfolio* (this can potentially take up to 8 weeks), you can then take a practical exam and multiple choice theory paper. Coursework assessment and Practical Examinations are conducted by external examiners from the the International Make-Up Association.

*Once you have completed your home study programme can you come back to take practical examination. 


Additional Information

Please ensure that you read the Terms & Conditions and complete the booking form prior to paying your deposit.

*Age requirement for this course is 18 years old plus.

You will need to purchase a set of makeup brushes before starting the course.

Course dates and Timetable
Day(s) of week Times Start Finish

Friday - Sunday

10am - 5.30pm





Health & Safety

Colour Theory

Skin Analysis

Cleansing and preparing the skin

Foundation matching and colour selecting

Choosing the right eyeshadow for eye colour (colour theory) 


Day Make-up application

Evening Make-up Application

Classic Bridal Makeup

Bridal Consultation Techniques

Perfecting Lips

False Lash and Individual Lash Application

General Client Consultation 

Face Charts

This Course is Ideal For

Beginners & Refreshers

Those already working in the Industry without a qualification

Taster or introduction course to Make-up Artistry

Those who wish to learn make-up as hobby or new skill

Those who work in retail or plan to gain employment in retail

CPD Hours (Continuing Professional Development)

Friend or Family wishing to train together


Course Notes

Examination Booklet 

Leading brand makeup, disposables, skin care products provided for classrooms and exam



Brush Cleaner

PPE (including Visor)

You can order all these from our online Store when you book online

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