Beauty Therapy

Course Aim

The beauty industry is a rapidly growing sector and this courses focuses on developing the relevant specialist and professional skills for a successful career in this industry. From waxing and skincare treatments to manicures and makeup application, learners will gain the skills and knowledge required to allow progression to employment in various industry positions.


Course Modules

  • Skincare & Eye Treatments
  • Makeup
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Holistic massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
  • Anatomy and Physiology


ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists/Facial Electrical Treatments


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Progression To Degrees

Graduates can progress to study various related courses in OFI including Makeup Artistry, Hairdressing, Holistic Health and Wellbeing or Advanced Beauty Therapy. Learners may also progress to specialist programmes to gain a tutor quali cation in this area in a variety of colleges in Ireland and the UK.


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Beauty Therapy Salons | Pharmacies | Hotels & Leisure Centres | Spa's | Cruise Liners | Health Centres & Health Farms | Beauty Consultation


I found that the course content extensive and it provided me with in-depth knowledge across many beauty disciplines. The skills and experience I gained in one year in the Beauty Therapy course allowed me to gain full employment on completion of the programme. As a result of my studies, I am now working in the beauty industry in a local salon and I can definitely say that choosing this course was one the right decision for me.

Amy Byrne
Amy Byrne
Beauty Therapy Graduate, 2017

2020-21 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist Course Fees


Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.

€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.

Fee Exemptions

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:

  • Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

  • Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 7th September 2020. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after Friday 2nd October 2020. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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