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Beauty Therapy & Body Therapy Diplomas

Course Code(s):  5M3471
QQI Award Code:  5M3471 Beauty Therapy
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Mallow College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M3471
QQI Award Code 5M3471 Beauty Therapy
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a one year, full-time course leading to nationally and internationally recognised qualifications from QQI and ITEC in Beauty Therapy and Body Therapy. High levels of motivation, commitment and dedication are required by learners to undertake this training as it is intensive and designed to deliver the high standards required by the beauty industry.

On completion, successful learners are fully qualified to enter the workplace or choose to progress to advanced qualifications at level 6. These courses are certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) who apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.

What will you Study?

Beauty Therapy:
Skin and Eye Treatments
Manicure/Pedicure
Make-up
Depilatory Waxing Level 2 ITEC
Facial Electrical Treatments Level 2 ITEC
Professional Conduct/Business Studies Level 2
Advanced Waxing (Optional) Level 2 ITEC
Nail Extensions (Optional) Level 2 ITEC
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

Body Therapy:
Figure Consultation Level 3 ITEC
Body Electrical Treatments Level 3 ITEC
Swedish Body Massage Level 3 ITEC
Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 ITEC
Retail Selling 5N1619
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M3471

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Dressmaker   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Beauty Consultant   Fashion Technologist  
Designer/maker   Fashion Stylist  
Beauty Therapist   Footwear Designer  
Hairdresser   Funeral Director  
Personal Trainer   Tailor  
Wigmaker   Massage Therapist  
Hair & Scalp specialist   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Fashion & Beauty
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

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Grades Recieved:

source: QQI