This is a part time course designed to provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the Beauty Therapy industry.

Course Content:

Mandatory components

  • Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis (5N3465)
  • Skin Care, Eye treatments and Make-up(5N3466)
  • Manicure Pedicure and Waxing (5N3467)
  • Customer Service (5N0972)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)

Elective components

Two components from the following list will be selected by the college subject to availability

  • Facial Electrics (5N3468)
  • Retail Selling (5N1619)
  • Beauty Industry Ethics & Practice (5N3470)
  • Nutrition (5N2006)
  • Body Electrics (5N3469)

Course Duration:

Part time: 2 years (2 half days per week) Students will take 4 components per year

Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate / Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI/ FETAC Level 4. Mature students with relevant life or work experience. All candidates will be interviewed individually.

 Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to take an assessment in English to establish the most suitable level of study for them.

Work Experience:

The Work Experience Component is a mandatory component of the course. Learners are required to complete a work experience placement for this component.


QQI Level 5 Major Award in Beauty Therapy.(5M3471)


Successful completion of the course will enable learners to seek employment in the Beauty Care industry. Opportunities also exist for Learners to progress to level 6 Awards in Beauty Therapy and other related fields, or additional industry certification at Institutes of Further Education or to study at Third level through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Apply online following this link or get an application form from the school

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