Beauty Therapy and Makeup Artistry (Level 5)


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (5M3471)/ITEC and CIBTAC Diplomas

Programme Coordinator:  Bronwyn Keane-McCoy

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:

  • Makeup Artistry
  • Facial and Skincare Treatments
  • Eyelash Extensions and Tinting
  • HD Brows and Eyebrow Techniques
  • Threading
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cosmetic Chemistry
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Gel Nails and Shellac Polish and Nail Art
  • Waxing
  • Facial Electric Treatments
  • Body Massage
  • Body Therapy
  • Beauty Industry Business, Ethics and Practice
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an interview.
  • Mature applicants are welcome.


  • 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.


Approximately €850 to cover the costs of college registration, examination and product fees, uniforms, make-up and beauty kits.  Payment plan options are available.

Additional Training and Opportunities:

  • INGLOT Makeup Masterclasses
  • FUSCHIA Makeup Masterclasses
  • ARTDECO Makeup Masterclasses
  • MISS LYNN Makeup Masterclasses
  • DERMALOGICA Skincare Training
  • Gel Nails & Nail Art Certificate
  • Eyelash Extensions Training
  • HD Brow Training
  • Threading Training
  • Cruise Ship Interviews