Dunboyne College of Further EducationBeauty Therapy QQI Level 5

Beauty Therapy QQI Level 5

1 year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2022 - May 2023

Course description

Beauty Therapy
Beauty Therapy 5M3471

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.


  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Skin Care, Eye Treatments and Make-up
  • Word Processing
  • Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Work Experience
  • Beauty Industry, Ethics and Practice
  • Customer Service
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Retail Selling
  • ITEC Certification *

*Offered in addition to QQI Level 5

• ITEC Certification.
• QQI Level 5 in Beauty Therapy
• Gel Polish Training AIT accredited
(Assoc. of International Therapists)

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 and spas. 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 TU Dublin Blanchardstown, Dun Laoghaire, IADT, etc.


  • Dunboyne: 6M3479 Beauty Therapy
    (Level 6, 1 Year)
  • IT Tralee: TL872 Health and Leisure with
    Massage (Level 8, 4 Years)
  • IT Carlow: CW188 Sports Rehabilitation
    and Athletic Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years)

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

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