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Beauty Therapy (Year 1)

Course Description

The prospective Beauty Therapist will learn the techniques, skills, personal qualities and attitudes essential for success as a Beauty Therapist in business. Quality assurance and student assessments are monitored by VTCT and QQI.

Course Duration

Two Years

Course Content

Year 1

VTCT Qualification:

  • Follow Health & Safety
  • Manicure & Pedicure Treatments
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Effective Running of a Business
  • Make-up Instruction & Application
  • Client Care & Communications
  • Eyelash & Brow Treatments
  • Waxing Techniques
  • Spray Tanning Techniques
  • Display Retail Stock

QQI Qualification:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Skin Care, Eye Treatments & Make Up
  • Facial Electrics
  • Customer Service
  • Beauty Industry Ethics & Practice
  • Manicure, Pedicure & Waxing

Year 2

VTCT Qualification:

  • Origins of Massage, Principles of Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Body Massage Techniques
  • Massage using Pre-Blended Aromatherapy Oils
  • Stone Therapy Massage
  • Monitor Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Indian head Massage


QQI Qualification:

  • Electrical Epilation Electrolysis) L6
  • Body Massage & Figure Analysis
  • Reflexology
  • Work Expeience

Awarding Body


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. Progression to year 2 will depend a candidate successfully completing all of the year 1 modules.

Work Experience

Work experience forms an integral part of this KCFE programme. Students complete their experience in the College Salon.

Career Opportunities

Completion of this course should lead to opportunities in a wide range of settings including employment in a beauty salon, hotel spa or holistic centre. Openings exist in cosmetic retail outlets. Self-employment in the Beauty Therapy Industry is also an option. Students may also work as a Beauty and Massage Therapist on board a cruise liner.

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Major Award in Beauty Therapy Level 5
  • QQI Minor Award in Reflexology Level 5
  • QQI Minor Award in Electrical Epilation Level 6
  • VTCT Diploma in Beauty Therapy Specialist Techniques Level 2
  • VTCT Diploma in Massage Therapy Level 3

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click the apply button below.

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