FAQ – Beauty and Body Therapy

What qualifications will I get at the end of the year?2022-04-12T16:58:07+01:00

Students will receive the following qualifications if they pass all exams.

  • ITEC Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists
  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments
  • QQI Level 5 Beauty Therapy Award
When will I get an offer of a place if I am successful?2022-04-12T17:02:33+01:00

Applicants who complete and return the processing form before 1st June will receive offers of a place before June 3rd. All applications made over the summer will be processed in August and applicants will be notified late August/early September.

Is there a lot of theory on the course?2022-04-12T16:55:45+01:00

Yes, there is a lot of theory to learn. There are 27 hours of timetabled classes per week, 13 hours of which are for theory

What are the entry requirements?2022-04-12T16:52:31+01:00

Leaving Cert standard (regular Leaving Cert or LCA) for students under 21 years of age. Experience in the area or a genuine passion for the beauty industry would be beneficial for mature students.

What options are available to me if I complete the course?2022-12-12T13:58:12+00:00

Students who successfully complete the course and achieve a full award may progress onto the CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma course (Level 6) or the Advanced Beauty and Body Therapy (Level 6) Alternatively, they may enter the workplace as a qualified beautician in a salon or spa.

What do I need to do to get a place on the course?2022-12-12T13:59:39+00:00

Apply through our website www.morrisonsislandcampus.ie and complete the online application form. You will subsequently be sent a processing form with a series of questions to complete eg reasons for applying for the course etc.

How long does the course run for?2022-12-12T14:02:54+00:00

The course will run from September to May. It is a full-time day course with classes timetabled for 5 days a a week.

Is Biology an entry requirement?2022-04-12T16:53:04+01:00

Biology is not an entry requirement though it is an advantage to have studied it for Leaving Cert as there is a lot of Anatomy & Physiology on the course.

Is there work experience on this course?2022-11-29T16:03:04+00:00

Yes, students complete the QQI Level 5 Work Experience module and will go on a 2-week block work placement during the year. Students are asked to find their own work placement where possible.

How much does the course cost?2022-12-12T14:03:57+00:00

The course costs €687 (subject to change) which includes exam fees (QQI and ITEC), student services and materials payable to Cork College of FET – Morrison’s Island Campus.

Are there any other costs involved?2022-04-12T17:02:04+01:00

Yes, students will be required to purchase 2 uniforms and kits (waxing, skincare/body and make up) as well as textbooks, which cost approximately €585 in total. These amounts are payable directly to the suppliers and the amounts are subject to change.

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