Beauty Therapy & Makeup Artistry

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Beauty Therapy / ITEC and CIBTAC Diplomas
Programme Co-ordinator: Emer Dowling
Award Code: 5M3471

Programme Description:

This programme enables learners to gain the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Beauty Therapy as well as internationally recognised qualifications from the major therapy awarding bodies. Successful learners have the opportunity to progress to study for advanced qualifications at Level 6.

Component Awards:

  • Skincare Eye Treatments and Make-up (5N3466)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749)
  • Manicure & Pedicure and Waxing (5N3467)
  • Facial Electric Treatments (5N3468)
  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis (5N3464)
  • Beauty Industry Business, Ethics & Practice (5N3470)
  • Customer Service (5N0972)
  • Work Experience  (5N1356) 
  • Learners will also complete diplomas with ITEC and CIBTAC


  • Progression to complete advanced qualifications at Level 6
  • Various employment opportunities in the expansive beauty and cosmetic industries as therapists but also opportunities in retail and as product company representatives

Additional Training:

  • Participants will have the opportunity to complete short specialist courses as part of this programme

“The Beauty Therapy Level 5 course offers a wonderful introduction into the exciting and ever-growing industry, from learning the intricacies and wonders of the human body in anatomy, to insights in how to master running your very own beauty business. The course provides a wide variety of skills in all that’s beauty – including facial electrics and skin and nail care. The practical side of the course is such fun and insightful too. Each day we embrace, learn and master new skills. I share my love for beauty with a great bunch of fellow students and mentors that continuously support us on our learning journey. The beauty industry is booming and so are the endless job opportunities that arise from undertaking this course. I am really glad to be undertaking the Beauty Therapy Level 5 course at the Ormonde College.”

Macy – Beauty Therapy & Makeup Artistry 2023