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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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Westport College of Further Education

Westport 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

Beauty Therapy is a thriving profession. There are continuing developments in beauty products, beauty therapy equipment, practices and procedures. Levels of education and training are being upgraded in parallel with changing professional therapists' requirements.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology 5N0794
Body Massage and Figure Analysis 5N3465
Skin Care, Eye Treatments and Make-up 5N3466
Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing 5N3467
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice 5N3470
Retail Selling 5N1619
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)

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5M3471

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Dressmaker   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Beauty Consultant   Fashion Technologist  
Designer / Maker - Craft   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

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Fashion & Beauty
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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