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Grange Community College
Grange Community College
Course Code
Career Zone
NFQ Type
1 Year
Full Time

Course Summary

This course is a follow-up to Beauty Year One where students are trained in a range of specialized techniques opening a wider opportunity for employment.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A certified qualification in Beauty Therapy and/or successful completion of year 1 Beauty Therapy. Mature Applicants are also welcome. All applicants will be interviewed.


1 Year full time


  • €40 Plc deposit on acceptance
  • €200 Government levy
  • €250 Material fees
  • €50 Exam fees

NFQ Level 5 & 6 awards made by QQI
ITEC Diplomas levels 2 and 3 (QCA)

Progression Routes

The course prepares students for progression to third level colleges through the CAO.

Career Options

Successful students can work in beauty salons, cosmetic companies, leisure clubs, hotels, cruise liners, as make-up and skincare consultants or as self-employed salon owners.

Course Details

Grange Community College
College Link  >  Beauty Treatments with Holistic & Complementary Therapies - Advanced

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:

What will you study?

    Communications 6N1950
    Personal & Professional Development 6N1949
    Supervisory Skills 6N2104
    Body & Beauty Science & Treatments 6N3472
    Depilation, Tanning & Lightening 6N3473
    Microdermabrasion & Laser IPL 6N3474
    Nail Technology 6N3476
    Indian Head Massage 6N3477
    On Site Massage 6N3478

  • 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

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

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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