Beauty Therapy (Year 1) provides training in a wide range of aesthetic beauty and holistic treatments, including workshops in spray tanning, nail art and specialised waxing.

Beauty Therapy Year 1


Course Fees


Working with world renowned professional skincare products, such as Dermalogica, students gain invaluable practical experience and essential skills for working in the beauty industry. There is a strong emphasis on theory as well as practical work and a high level of commitment is required. Students complete case studies on guest clients for each module, performing facial, waxing, manicure, pedicure, epilation and make up treatments. They also carry out work experience in a beauty salon/health spa of their choice, where they get a true insight into the professional beauty industry. 

About This Course

Course Content

Anatomy and Physiology

Manicure and Pedicure 


Work Experience

Facial Electrics Treatments

Professional Conduct and Business Awareness

Skin Care, Eye Treatments and Make-up

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. 

Further Study

At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this course in Beauty Therapy (Year 1) may progress to the level 6 Beauty Therapy (Year 2) course. 


Graduates of this course in Beauty Therapy (Year 1) are eligible to apply through the CAO and the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue a career in one of the many sectors of the beauty industry, including in beauty salons and nail bars, on cosmetic counters, and as product representatives and skincare consultants. The ITEC and CIBTAC Diplomas are leading international qualification for Beauty Therapists, recognised in countries worldwide.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Beauty Therapy

ITEC Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments 

ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists

CIBTAC Electrical Epilation Diploma