Advanced Beauty Therapy (with Makeup Artistry and Spa Therapy)


QQI Level 6 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (6M3479)

ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO Diplomas in Beauty Therapy

Programme Coordinator:  Bronwyn Keane-McCoy

Programme Description:

This is a Level 6 programme that enables students to develop essential skills and internationally recognised qualifications in the fields of advanced Beauty and Spa Therapies and Makeup Artistry.

Course Content:

  • Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Photographic Makeup
  • Fashion, Theatre, Media and Special Effects Makeup
  • Spa Therapy & Body Therapy
  • Laser & Electrical Epilation and Waxing
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cosmetic Chemistry
  • Manicure, Pedicure, Shellac, Gel Nails & Nail Art
  • Spray Tanning
  • Holistic and Swedish Massage
  • Stone Therapy Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a Level 5 Certificate in Beauty Therapy or equivalent.
  • Learners who have completed their Level 5 programme in another centre will be required to provide evidence of qualifications.
  • Successful completion of an interview.
  • Applicants who hold previously obtained ITEC, CIBTAC or equivalent qualifications.
  • Applicants with industry experience wishing to complete their CIDESCO Post-Graduate Diploma.


  • Direct entry to employment in beauty salons and the spa industry.
  • Opportunities to work on cruise liners.
  • Makeup Artist
  • Retail Sales/Sales Representatives.
  • Self employment/mobile therapists.
  • Opportunities to progress to further and higher education.
  • Opportunities to progress to teaching positions.


Approximately €700 to cover the costs of college registration, examination product fees.

Payment plan options are available.