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Beauty Therapy & Make Up

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Course overview

Course Code HBT2 5M3471
QQI Award Code 5M3471 Beauty Therapy
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This Beauty Therapy course provides a thorough understanding of the theory and practical skills involved in facial treatments, manicure/pedicure, waxing and makeup for a Beauty Specialist requiring a recognised qualification. You will complete theoretical and practical studies in areas such as anatomy & physiology, makeup, waxing, manicure & pedicure, facial skincare, eye treatments, health and safety, business awareness and professional conduct. There will be an emphasis on practical work experience in approved beauty salons. You will be required to purchase a uniform and professional beauty and make up kit.

What will you Study?

This Advanced Beauty Therapy course enables learners to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and/or in a supervisory capacity to provide specialist beauty and body therapy treatments in a variety of contexts. It is aimed at Beauty Therapists requiring a high level of qualification that is internationally recognised.

Customer Service 5N0972

Work Experience 5N1356

Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749

Retail Selling 5N1619

Body Massage & Figure Analysis 5N3465

Facial Electrics 5N3468

Manicure, Pedicure & Waxing 5N3467

Skin Care, Eye Treatments & Make-Up 5N3466

Word Processing 5N1358

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

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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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M3471

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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