Beauty Therapy
Year 1


  • Dermalogica Facial Treatments
  • Facial Electrical Treatment
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Make-Up & High Fashion Make-Up
  • Lash Extensions
  • Waxing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Business & Salon Design Studies


  • Health Spa/Leisure Centres
  • Company Representative
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Cruise Liner Therapist
  • Beauty Salons
  • Self-Employment
  • Teaching
  • Skin Care Consultant

Courses Description

This is a full-time course including both practical and theoretical training in aspects of beauty therapy. The course leads to diplomas of international recognition. We have a high standard of training with our students receiving awards at National and International Level, opening up a wide range of employment opportunities worldwide.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of interview.
  • Biology is not a requirement.
  • Mature students welcome.


A pre-requisite for progression onto Level 6 (Year 2) IPL, Microdermabrasion, Body Treatments and Theatrical Make- Up with High Fashion/Photographic Make-Up, is dependant on attainment of ITEC Beauty Specialist and ITEC Facial Electrics or CIBTAC Aesthetic Treatments or equivalent and successful completion of an interview.


  • ITEC – Beauty Specialist Diploma
  • ITEC – Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments
  • QQI Level 5 – Beauty Industry & Ethics (5N3470)
  • CIBTAC – Diploma in Aesthetic Treatments

Additional Courses (Optional)

  • Threading – Face/Brows
  • Spray Tanning – Certified
  • Specialised High Fashion Make-Up – Certified
  • Lash Extensions – Certified
  • Shellac Nails – Certified
  • Gel Nails – Certified
  • Gel Polish / Shellac

Additional Costs

  • There are no college tuition fees, however the total cost of salon materials, exams and make-up kit amount to approximately €725.
  • Additional costs for uniforms, training kit and books are extra and will cost approximately €630.
  • College registration is a separate fee and is NOT included in the above fees.

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Examining Bodies

  • ITEC
  • QQI


One Year

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N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.

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