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Beauty Therapy


Is This Course For You?

This course gives the learner the key skills, knowledge and competencies to pursue careers in the beauty and wellness industry.

In addition to QQI certification in Beauty Therapy, learners have the opportunity to gain an ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma qualification and a certificate from NSI (Nail Systems International). Learners over the age of 18 also may avail of the opportunity to be selected for an Erasmus+ European mobility project (subject to funding), which enables them to spend three weeks on work placement in Malta, working at luxury four and five-star hotels.

Entry Requirements

»» Relevant prior experience
»» English language assessment
»» Personal interview

What Will I Study?

»» Skin and Eye Treatments
»» Make Up
»» Manicure and Pedicure Treatments
»» Waxing
»» Body Massage and Figure Analysis
»» Acrylic and Gel Nails including Nail Art
»» Anatomy and Physiology
»» Communications
»» Work Experience
»» Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice
»» Customer Service
»» Word Processing.

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Beauty Therapy 5M3471 NFQ Level 5

Career Opportunities and Progression

Graduates find employment in the beauty therapy and retail industries, or may become self-employed beauty therapists.

Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.


This course will allow selected students to take advantage of a work experience programme abroad in another European country.  The opportunity to work/study abroad will enhance your college experience and boost your career opportunities. You will receive Erasmus+ funding which will enable you to participate on the work experience programme.


1 Year

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Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board