Beauty Therapy

Career Opportunities

  • salon work/ownership
  • spa therapy
  • Working aboard cruise liners
  • sales representative
  • beauty consultant
  • Trainer and lecturer

This is a one year full-time course.

Upon successful completion of the end of year examinations students will receive 3 CIBTAC Awards

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Services
  • Level 3 Award in Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Level 3 Certificate in Body Therapy

and the following Fetac award
Fetac Level 5 Beauty Therapy 5M3471

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Body Massage & Figure analysis
  • Skin Care, Eye Treatments & Make- Up
  • Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing
  • Facial Electrics
  • Body Electrics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

also Level 4 Word Processing

CIBTAC is an internationally recognised examinations body and all examinations are conducted by professional external examiners. This is an intensive course comprised of both theoretical and practical modules. Regular class assessments will be conducted. A high level of student commitment and attendance is required throughout the year. CIBTAC is the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology.

Entry requirements

Leaving Certificate standard or its equivalent. A science subject (preferably Social and Scientific Home Economics or Biology) is an advantage but not essential. A suitability interview is also conducted.

Mature students and early school leavers are welcome to apply. Acceptance onto the course is based on aptitude displayed at the suitability interview.

Course Times

9.00 am - 4 .00 pm, Monday - Friday. 9.00 am - 1 .00 pm, Wednesday.

Course Content

Level 2 in Beauty Therapy Services and Level 3 Award in Facial Electrical Treatments: Skin care, skin analysis, exfoliation techniques, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, electrical treatments, facial massage, mask application, make- up, manicure/pedicure and waxing. Relevant theory behind all these treatments.

Body Therapy: Anatomy and physiology, figure analysis, electrical treatments, body massage, heat treatments. Relevant theory behind all these treatments.

In addition students will also study the following areas: Skin structure and diseases, health and safety, promotion of products and services, client care, communication, salon procedures and electricity.

Students are required to complete case studies and portfolios prior to examinations.


Early enrolment is advised as demand for places is high. Enrolments are accepted from1st February each year.


  • Applications now open
  • You can apply online using the following link
  • You will need to contact school office at 045 431417 to get login details
  • Please note a €20 application fee applies, this covers administration costs
  • Additional costs may be required for class materials & uniforms in some cases

Interviews will be held in April/May. All applicants will be interviewed. Candidates will be notified of time and date by post.

May 27
School Awards
May 28
Summer Exams
May 31
School Holidays
Sep 11
PLC Induction Week
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