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Beauty Therapy - Year 1

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course gives you the start for a new career. Students are trained to the highest standards in Beauty Therapy and will be able to work in the Beauty Industry in Health Spas, Beauty Salons, as Cruise Liner Therapists or even start their own business.

What will you Study?

Core Elements
  • Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice
  • Skincare and Make-up
  • Work Experience
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis
  • Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing
  • Retail Selling
  • Facial Electrics
  • Customer Service

Components may vary

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate preferable with an art subject. Mature applicants welcome. All applicants interviewed

Duration

1 Year full time

Fees
  • €40 Deposit on acceptance 
  • €200 Government levy
  • €250 Material fees
  • €50 Exam fees

 

Certification
  • NFQ level 5 award made by QQI – 5M3471
  • ITEC diplomas level2 (QCA)

 

Progression Routes

The course prepares students for progression to third level colleges through the higher option scheme.

Career Options

Successful students can work in beauty salons, cosmetic companies, hotels and as make-up and skincare consultants or become self-employed. Students may also progress to 3rd level through the CAO.

 

Skincare and Eye Treatments
Make-up
Manicure and Pedicure
Waxing
Facial Electrics
Anatomy and Physiology
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Professional Conduct and Business Awareness
Body Massage
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

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M3471

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Further Research

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