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Advanced Certificate in Beauty Therapy

Course Code(s):  HBT3 6M3479
QQI Award Code:  6M3479 Beauty Therapy
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code HBT3 6M3479
QQI Award Code 6M3479 Beauty Therapy
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This Advanced Beauty Therapy course enables learners to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and/or in a supervisory capacity to provide specialist beauty and body therapy treatments in a variety of contexts. It is aimed at Beauty Therapists requiring a high level of qualification that is internationally recognised.

There will be a strong emphasis on practical experience in a professional salon environment. Learners will be expected to demonstrate the highest standards and abilities in areas such as Facial Electrical Treatments, Body Massage, Body Electrical Treatments and Epilation. Open salon days also provide experience of the day to day running of a beauty salon.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 6N1946

Communications 6N1950

Body & Beauty Science & Treatments 6N3472

Depilation, Tanning & Lightening 6N3473

Electrical Epilation 6N3475

Indian Head Massage 6N3477

On Site Massage 6N3478
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M3479

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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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