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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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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.

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

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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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   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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