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Cavan Institute
Beauty Therapy Year 2

This Beauty Therapy (Year 2) course allows students to advance their professional skills and add to their existing qualifications.

Beauty Therapy Year 2


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Students will work with world-renowned professional skincare and body products, such as Yonka, to develop practical expertise in a range of treatments. Students will complete case studies on guest clients for each module, performing treatments such as body massage and figure analysis, microdermabrasion and IPL, and learning correct use of electrical machines. As part of this beauty therapy (Year 2) course, students actively design, set up and participate in the Institute’s commercial salon, which runs on a weekly basis. This experience empowers the students, building their confidence to make the transition to professional beauty therapist. Additional workshops may be offered in gel nails, specialised waxing, hot stones and hopi ear candling.

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Course Content

Entry Requirements

QQI level 5 award in Beauty Therapy or equivalent. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Further Study

Graduates of this course in Beauty Therapy (Year 2) 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 beauty salons, laser clinics, health spas, nail bars, massage clinics, cruise ships, cosmetic counters, product representatives and skincare consultants. ITEC and CIDESCO diplomas are the leading international qualifications for Beauty Therapists, recognised in countries worldwide.


QQI Level 6 Certificate in Beauty Therapy

ITEC Diploma in Body Treatments

CIDESCO International Diploma



QQI Level 6 Certificate in Beauty Therapy

ITEC Diploma in Body Treatments

CIDESCO International Diploma

Body Treatments 

Anatomy and Physiology 

Microdermabrasion and Laser IPL

Work Experience

Nail Technology

Body Massage 


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