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Beauty Therapy

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Course overview

Course Code 5M3471 6M3479 CI061BY CI061BY
QQI Award Code 5M3471 Beauty Therapy
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Working with Dermologica, Decleor and Yonka products, students gain exceptional experience in this dynamic industry. This course is very intensive and a high level of commitment is essential. Work experience in beauty therapy is an integral part of the course. Progressing from year 1 to year 2, students will advance their professional skills further and add to their existing qualifications. CIDESCO is the highest and most recognised qualification worldwide. Cavan Institute has been a registered CIDESCO school for over 10 years. Students will study a specialised subject and complete a 4000 word thesis relevant to the beauty industry. Students actively participate on a weekly basis in the Salon on campus and gain experience practicing treatments and developing existing skills to salon standard.

What will you Study?

Working with Dermologica, Decleor and Yonka products, students gain exceptional experience in this dynamic industry. This course is very intensive and a high level of commitment is essential. Work experience in beauty therapy is an integral part of the course.

Year 1:
Anatomy and physiology 5N0749
Body Massage and Figure Analysis 5N3465
Skin Care, Eye Treatments and Make-up 5N3466
Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing 5N3467
Team-working 5N1367
Work Experience 5N1356
Facial electrics 5N3468
Beauty therapy industry ethics and practice 5N3470

Year 2:
Body and beauty science and treatments 6N3472
Work Practice 6N1946
Personal And Professional Development 6N1949
Microdermabrasion and laser IPL 6N3474
Electrical epilation 6N3475
Indian head massage 6N3477
Body electrical machines 5N3469

Optional workshops in Year 2:
Advanced waxing
Nail art
Eyelash extensions
Spray tan
Product demonstrations
Hot stones
Eyebrow threading
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.

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5M3471

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