Our Nail and Beauty Care course is designed for students who are interested in the area of nail extensions.

Nail and Beauty Care

Course Fees


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.

About This Course

Course Content

Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing 

Skin Care, Eye Treatments and Make-up 

Customer Service 

Anatomy and Physiology

Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice

Nail Technology 

Work Experience 

Body Massage and Figure Analysis 

Electric File Training (e-filing) 

Spray Tan 

Nail Art

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

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).

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.


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