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Beauty & Body Therapy

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Mullingar Community College

Mullingar Community College
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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 a professional qualification for those wishing for a career in the beauty industry. The diploma comprises of an Aesthetic Treatment course and Body Therapy Diploma course. These Diplomas are complemented with other additional optional courses (Electrolysis, Reflexology, Anatomy, Physiology, Massage, Aromatherapy, Food And Nutrition, Indian Head Massage). The programme consists of intensive practical and theoretical training in the various aspects of the profession.

What will you Study?

Aesthetic Treatments
Facial Electrics
Facial massage, and skin Analysis
Anatomy and Physiology
Skin and Eye Treatments
Makeup, Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatment
Waxing
Manicure And Pedicure
Body Therapy
Food And Nutrition
Consultation and figure analysis
Body Massage
Diet And Exercise
Anatomy And Physiology
Electrical treatments
Health and Safety at Work 5N1794
Customer Relations
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