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Beauty Therapy Year One

Beauty Therapy Year One

Course No 666


Year one full-time course


ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma Level 2, QQI Level 5 Award

Entry Requirements

Leaving Cerificate standard, including Leaving Cert Applied. Home economics or a science subject desirable. All eligible applicants will be interviewed. Academic requirements may be waived for mature applicants.

Work Placement

Work experience is an essential part of the course in year 1, whereby students will spend time during the year in a suitable place of employment. It is the responsibility of the individual student  to secure a placement in the industry for their work placements.

Course Aims

The Beauty course in Marino is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career within the Beauty Industry. We offer students an ideal opportunity to train to the highest standard for the ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma, and also gain a QQI Level 5 in Beauty Therapy.

Marino's Beauty course houses both theoretical and practical work. Our Beauty course provides students with a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, providing in-depth understanding of the structure and functions of the entire human body, in addition to various modules in business, personal effectiveness, retail selling and many more. We also offer Beauty students in-house training and product knowledge to ensure our students are kept up-to-date with the ever-changing world of Beauty.

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

Skincare and Eye Treatments Pedicure Manicure
Make-Up Business Awareness and Professional Ethics Waxing
Body Massage and Figure analysis Work experience Personal Effectiveness
Case Studies Anatomy and Physiology Retail Selling


Future Prospects

These are a wide variety of opportunities for students who successfully complete this course as ITEC qualifications are recognised by the Beauty industry internationally. Career opportunities include working in Beauty Salons, Cruise Liners, Self Employment, Cosmetic Counters, Hotels, leisure Complexes and Spas. Students who successfully obtain their diplomas from Marino College can progress to further studies in Beauty and Complementary Therapies eg the Advanced Beauty Therapy with Microdermabrasion and Laser/IPL course here at Marino College.