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Cavan Institute

Nail and Beauty Care


Nail and Beauty Care

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course in Nail and Beauty Care may obtain employment in nail bars, tanning studios, health spas, beauty salons, as sales representatives or become self-employed. As this Nail and Beauty Care course is recognised internationally, students are insurable and can travel with their qualifications.


With a QQI award, graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Beauty Therapy

ITEC Diploma in Nail Technology

ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology

  • Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing

  • Skin Care, Eye Treatments and Make-up

  • Anatomy and Physiology 

  • Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice/Professional conduct & business awareness

  • Nail Technology (Gel / Acrylic)

  • Work Experience

  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis

  • Electric File Training (e-filing)

  • Spray Tan

  • Nail Art  

  • BIAB

  • Eyelash Extensions

  • Eye Lash Lift

  • Eye Brow Lamination

About This Course

This course will provide students with the skills, knowledge and qualifications required to work as a nail technician. Further, it will also equip students to efficiently carry out tanning and nail art treatments. Students will study and practice manicure treatments, pedicure treatments, e-filing, spray tanning, nail extension systems (gel, acrylic, fiberglass, overlays), nail art, anatomy and physiology and product knowledge/cosmetic science. Work experience is an integral part of the course.

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