Beauty Therapy

Beauty Therapy - 5M3471

What is beauty therapy?

This one-year course will prepare students for the ever expanding world of beauty therapy and spa treatments. This is the ideal starting point for a successful and fulfilling career in beauty therapy. Students develop the required skills to work in a professional beauty salon and also perfect the customer communication essential to its success. Beauty Therapy is a thriving profession. There are continuing developments in beauty products, beauty therapy equipment, practices and procedures. Levels of education and training are being upgraded in parallel with changing professional therapists’ requirements. This course caters for school leavers and mature learners. It is an intense one-year programme which requires a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.

course content

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

• Body Massage and Figure Analysis

• Safety and Health at Work

• Skin Care, Eye Treatments, Make up

• Word Processing

• Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing

• Communications

• Anatomy and Physiology

• Work Experience

• Beauty Industry, Ethics and Practice

• ITEC Certification* Offered in addition to QQI Level 5.


QQI Level 5 in Beauty Therapy 5M3471 as well as ITEC certification.

Career opportunities

Graduates who qualify in this area can pursue a career in beauty salons, make-up and skin care consultancies, or work in leisure centres, on cruise liners or in health farms. Graduates can also pursue careers as a therapist company representative or a massage therapist. Graduates may further their study at level 6 in the beauty industry or any level 7 or level 8 courses at Blanchardstown IT, Dun Laoghaire, IADT, etc.

Higher Education Progression

Dunboyne: 6M3479 Beauty Therapy (Level 6, 1 Year)

Ormonde College: 6M3479 Beauty Therapy with Make-up Artistry and Spa Therapy

IT Tralee:TL872 Health and Leisure with Massage (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry requirements

Leaving Cert or LCA
Mature Students of all backgrounds
Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications