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.
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:
Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
Manicure/pedicure and waxing
Level 3 Body Therapy:
Anatomy and physiology
Skin Care Eye Treatments and Make-up
Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing 5N3467
Anatomy and Physiology
Body Massage and Figure Analysis 5N3465
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.
National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)
The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.
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