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Beauty Therapy Year 1 & 2

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Portlaoise Institute of Further Education

Portlaoise Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a 1 year full-time course with practical experience. It leads to an internationally recognised professional qualification. It is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in Beauty Therapy and the beauty related industry. Students will work with the Professional Skin Care range Dermalogica and Art Deco Make up range.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology
Skincare and Eye Treatments
Electrical Treatments
Cosmetic Chemistry
Business Studies
Hair Structure
Manicure and Pedicure
Computer Applications
Make-up
Waxing
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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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