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With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

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One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Leisure & Beauty

Course Code(s):  5M3471
QQI Award Code:  5M3471 Beauty Therapy
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


 
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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 the learner the key skills, knowledge and competence to pursue a career in the beauty and wellness industry. Learners have the opportunity to gain an ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma qualification and a certificate from NSI (Nail Systems International).

This course also gives learners over the age of 18 the opportunity to be selected for an Erasmus + European mobility project (subject to funding). This project enables learners to spend a week on location in Malta applying their beautician skills whilst acquiring further knowledge and skills.

What will you Study?

Skin and Eye Treatments
Make Up
Manicure and Pedicure Treatments
Waxing
Body Massage and Figure Analysis 5N3465
Acrylic and Gel Nails including Nail Art
Anatomy and Physiology
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice 5N3470
Customer Service 5N0972
Word Processing 5N1358

Optional courses throughout the year:
Elite Tanning course including kit
Eyelash Extension course including kit
Both courses certified by NSI
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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100 Percent Success rate for Pre University Science Graduates
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