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Advanced Beauty Therapy with Microdermabrasion and Laser/IPL
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Advanced Beauty Therapy with Microdermabrasion and Laser/IPL

Course No 666


One Year full-time course


QQI Certification in Microdermabrasion, Laser/IPL Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation; FETAC Level 6 Beauty Therapy Award; ITEC Holistic Massage Diploma Level 3; ITEC Facial Electrical Treatments Diploma Level 3,

Entry Requirements

Students must have a certified qualification in Beauty Therapy.  We welcome newly qualified and experienced therapists seeking to expand their current qualifications, both from Marino and other colleges (eg Level 5 QQI Award in Beauty and/or ITEC Level 2 Beauty Specialist Diploma). All eligible applicants will be interviewed.

Work Placement

One day per week, students will participate in Work Experience in a Beauty Salon or Spa of their choice. This provides an opportunity to gain vaulable insights into a career in the Beauty Industry. Students will be required to attend a one week Work Experience placement in December.

Course Aims

The Advanced Beauty Therapy course at  Marino College offers highly specialised skin-care and body treatments including Microderabrasion and Laser/IPL therapy. We also provide training in Holistic Therapies such as Indian Head Massage and Holistic Body Massage.
The Beauty course in Marino is ideal for students who wish to advance their current Beauty Qualifications and further their career within the Beauty Industry. We offer students an ideal opportunity to train to the highest standard for QQI Level 6 Beauty Therapy Award and ITEC Diplomas in Facial Electrical Treatments and  Holistic Massage.
While studying on the Advanced Beauty Therapy course, students gain experience in both theoretical and practical work. Subjects include Depilation, Tanning and Lightening with specialised body therapy treatments. Students participate in Work Experience where they gain vaulable insights into a career within a Beauty Salon or Spa.
Our examination body, ITEC, have a strict attendance requirement which must be met to register for both theory and practical exams. It is compulsory that students complete a portfolio of case studies as part of their internal assessment which is verified by ITEC. NB No case studies - no exam.

Course Content Overview (or Year One)

These modules are not exclusive and are subject to change

QQI Modules may Include  
Microdermabrasion and Laser/IPL Indian Head Massage
Depilation, Tanning and Lightening Body and Beauty Science Treatments
Facial Electrical Treatments Work Experience
Personal & Professional Development  
ITEC Modules Include  
Holistic Massage Anatomy & Physiology
Facial Electrical Treatments  



Future Prospects

There are a wide variety of career opportunities for therapists who successfully complete this course including employment in Beauty Salons, Cruise Liners, Spas, Self Employment, Hotels and Leisure Complexes. Students who successfully obtain their Level Six Award from Marino College can also progress to further studies including the second year of the Level 7, Bachelor of Arts in Spa Management in Athlone Institute of Technology.  The ITEC diplomas are internationally recognised, enabling therapists to work in over 30 countries worldwide.