Beauty Therapy – Level 5 5N1356


Beauty Therapy Year 1 

Beauty Therapy – Aesthetics Department 

Certification: CIBTAC (The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) Skin Treatments Diploma. ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) Beauty Specialist Diploma & QQI Level 5 Skin Care, Eye Treatments & Make up 5N3466, Manicure, Pedicure & Waxing 5N 3467, Facial Electrics 5N 3468 &Work Experience 5N1356 


Beauty therapy is a thriving profession and our beauty students here at LCFE are trained to the highest standard. Not only will you learn the theory and practice behind beauty treatments, you will also learn the standard of professionalism what the industry calls for.  Our Beauty Department are proud winners of 2 international awards, CIBTAC Centre of the Year and CIBTAC Tutor of the Year. You will also have the opportunity to complete 10 days work experience in a salon environment.  

Our Aesthetics course runs over one year and you gain extensive qualifications in all areas of beauty. 


One year full time course 

Course Outline 

. Skin care, Eye Treatments & Make up 

. Manicure, Pedicure & Waxing 

. Facial Electrical Treatments 

Anatomy & Physiology 

. Work Experience 

Photographic and Fashion Make Up (Optional) 

(Course subject options available) 

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in any additional add on courses throughout the year such as; Gel Nails, Spray Tanning, Semi Permanent lashes and  

Course Fees   

Please note that course fees are subject to change and the fee given is an approximate cost 

Registration, Aesthetics kit and exam fees – €1,200 

Entry Level 

Leaving Certificate (5 passes) Biology or Home Economics Social and Scientific an advantage 

Leaving Certificate Applied or Equivalent 

Mature Applicants are welcome and will be considered on their merits 


There is a fantastic opportunity here at LCFE to continue your studies on site on our Complementary and Advanced Beauty Therapy course. 

Career Opportunities 

There are a number of career opportunities on completion of our course. There is a huge demand for highly qualified facial therapists both nationally and internationally, with the additional option of self-employment. Opportunities exist in the following areas: 

Beauty Salon 

Spa Therapist 

Nail Technician 

Mobile Therapist 

Salon Owner 

Make up and Skin Care Consultant 

Freelance Make-up Artist 

Sales Representative 

Additional information in relation to Module  

Photographic and Fashion Make up 

Our Photographic and Fashion Make up Certificate is recommended for students who have a natural flair and passion for make up as the unit is based on capability, knowledge, skill and working independently to create a portfolio. It is perfect for those who have a major interest in make-up and who want to explore the idea of working professionally. 

You will learn how to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene practice throughout the work place as well client care and communication. 

This Certificate allows you to research and build your very own make up portfolio to include, Period, Catwalk, Fashion, High Fashion, Bridal, Commercial and Day Make Up. 

If you have no previous beauty qualifications it is recommended that you complete our QQI 5N3466 Skin Care, Eye Treatments and Make up module. This will give you the foundation of knowledge you require in areas of anatomy and physiology, skin diseases and disorders, make up and lash application, brow shaping and tinting. 

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in additional add on courses throughout the year such as; Spray Tanning and Semi Permanent lashes. 

Course Coordinator 

Jil Kelly Greene