PLC (Further Education)


Beauty Therapy

St. Conleth's Community College
St. Conleth's Community College
Course Code
Career Zone
NFQ Type
1 Year
Full Time

Course Summary

This course is designed to prepare students for the many different career opportunities available within the industry: salon work/ownership, spa therapy, working aboard cruise liners, sales representative, beauty consultant, trainer and lecturer. Upon successful completion of the end of year examinations students will receive 3 CIBTAC Awards. CIBTAC is an internationally recognised examinations body and all examinations are conducted by professional external examiners. This is an intensive course comprised of both theoretical and practical modules. Regular class assessments will be conducted. A high level of student commitment and attendance is required throughout the year.

Course Details

St. Conleth's Community College
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This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:

What will you study?

    Level 2 in Beauty Therapy Services and Level 3 Award in Facial Electrical Treatments:
    Skin care
    Skin analysis
    Exfoliation techniques
    Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
    Electrical treatments
    Facial massage
    Mask application
    Manicure/pedicure and waxing

    Level 3 Body Therapy:
    Anatomy and physiology
    Figure analysis
    Electrical treatments
    Body massage
    Heat treatments

    QQI Modules:
    Skin Care Eye Treatments and Make-up
    Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing 5N3467
    Facial Electrics
    Anatomy and Physiology
    Body Massage and Figure Analysis 5N3465
    Body Electrics
    Work Experience 5N1356
  • 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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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:


Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.


Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.


The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Further Research

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