Beauty Therapy (VTOS) QQI Level 5 | 5M3471

Course modules

5N0749 Anatomy and Physiology
5N3465 Body Massage and Figure Analysis
5N3466 Skin Care, Eye Treatments and Make-up
5N3467 Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing
5N0972 Customer Service
5N1356 Work Experience
5N3468 Facial Electrics
5N3469 Body Electrics
Applications for this course are currently closed. We hope to start this course again in the coming months. You can express your interest in this course, and receive email updates when applications for it open again.
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You can also contact our Information Officers at any stage if you would like more information about this courseTheir contact details are below. 
Rebecca Rudden (Information Officer, Swords)
Email: Phone: (01) 840 8946
Kevin McCabe (Information Officer, Balbriggan)
Email: Phone (01) 841 7763

Course Information

The aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills and qualifications to work as a beauty therapist in a salon, spa, sales, on cruises and more.


The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised qualification. The course also provides students with the opportunity to progress on to further education and training. Successful completion of the course will enable students to seek work in beauty salons, spas, retail sales on cruise ships and more.

Entry Requirements

To ensure that you are offered a place on a course which is at the right level for you and appropriate to your learning needs all applicants are assessed prior to placement on the course. A high level of English language and IT skills is required for the course.


QQI Level 5M3471 Beauty Therapy


This course is full-time over one year, four days in class and one-day work experience placement. Start times are 9:15 and finish times 14:30 approximately, Monday to Friday.

Work Experience Placement

Work experience is a core element of this programme. Students will be required to complete 120 hours of work experience throughout the course, which they will be required to organise themselves.


This course is funded under VTOS funding. In order to be eligible, applicants must be:

  • 21 or over the first day the course starts
  • in receipt of a Social Protection Payment for 6 months (156 days) immediately prior to starting the course. Please see the VTOS ‘Am I Eligible?’ section of FAQs for a list of qualifying social protection payments.


This course takes place in Balbriggan.