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Beauty Therapy

Course Code(s):  5M3471
QQI Award Code:  5M3471 Beauty Therapy
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Conleth's Community College

St. Conleth's 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 course is designed to prepare students for the many different career opportunities available within the industry: salon work/ownership, spa therapy, working aboard cruise liners, sales representative, beauty consultant, trainer and lecturer.

Upon successful completion of the end of year examinations students will receive 3 CIBTAC Awards. CIBTAC is an internationally recognised examinations body and all examinations are conducted by professional external examiners. This is an intensive course comprised of both theoretical and practical modules. Regular class assessments will be conducted. A high level of student commitment and attendance is required throughout the year.

What will you Study?

Level 2 in Beauty Therapy Services and Level 3 Award in Facial Electrical Treatments:
Skin care
Skin analysis
Exfoliation techniques
Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
Electrical treatments
Facial massage
Mask application
Makeup
Manicure/pedicure and waxing

Level 3 Body Therapy:
Anatomy and physiology
Figure analysis
Electrical treatments
Body massage
Heat treatments

QQI Modules:
Skin Care Eye Treatments and Make-up
Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing 5N3467
Facial Electrics
Anatomy and Physiology
Body Massage and Figure Analysis 5N3465
Body Electrics
Work Experience 5N1356
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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Sample Careers

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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

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Fashion & Beauty
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