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Beauty Therapy

Friday, 10 March 2017

Beauty Therapy

Course Code: CI061BY Year 1, CI061BY Year 2
Course Level: 5 and 6
QQI Award Letters: 5M3471 Year 1, 6M3479 Year 2
Course Certification:
ITEC International Therapy Examinations Council
CIBTAC - Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
CIDESCO - Comite International d’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie
Course Duration: 2 Years

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Beauty Therapy
Beauty Therapy


Course Description
Working with Dermologica, Decleor and Yonka products, students gain exceptional experience in this dynamic industry. This course is very intensive and a high level of commitment is essential. Work experience in beauty therapy is an integral part of the course.

Progressing from year 1 to year 2, students will advance their professional skills further and add to their existing qualifications. CIDESCO is the highest and most recognised qualification worldwide. Cavan Institute has been a registered CIDESCO school for over 10 years. Students will study a specialised subject and complete a 4000 word thesis relevant to the beauty industry. Students actively participate on a weekly basis in the Salon on campus and gain experience practicing treatments and developing existing skills to salon standard.

Course Content - Year 1

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Body massage and figure analysis
  • Skin care, eye treatments and make-up
  • Manicure, pedicure and waxing
  • Teamworking
  • Work experience
  • Facial electrical machines
  • Beauty therapy industry ethics and practice

Course Content - Year 2

  • Body and beauty science and treatments
  • Work Experience
  • Personal and professional development
  • Microdermabrasion and laser IPL (Students can only advance to this subject on achieving a pass in their FETAC Electrical Epilation practical exam)
  • Electrical epilation
  • Indian head massage
  • Body electrical machines
  • Anatomy

Optional workshops in year 2:

  • Advanced waxing
  • Nail art
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Spray tan
  • Product demonstrations
  • Hot stones
  • Eyebrow threading

Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course may obtain positions as beauty therapists in beauty salons, hotel spas, health farms, and in the leisure industry, sales representatives and trainers for beauty products. Graduates of this course have the necessary qualifications to start their own business. The Internationally recognised diplomas that Cavan Institute offer, provides a career passport for the more adventurous students who wish to see the world, excellent job opportunities are also available on Cruise Liners.

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements. Progression to year 2 is dependent upon successful completion of year 1 and satisfactory attendance during year 1.

Additional Requirements
Students must meet all the necessary criteria as stipulated by the international examination bodies, these include completion of required course hours and specific project work.
Students on the course must purchase their uniform, professional work kits and student insurance.
All examination and kit fees are payable prior to course commencement.
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