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
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience
5N3468 Facial Electrics
5N3470 Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice

What can I learn?

This is a great hands on practical and theory based course for those who wish to gain qualifications to work as a beauty therapist in a salon, spa, sales, on cruises. There are great opportunities available to those who successfully complete this course to progress to higher qualifications, into employment or to start their own business. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised qualification QQI Level 5, Beauty Therapy, 5M3471.

How is this course taught?

This course is taught in person, over a 9 month period starting in September 2024. Start times are 9:15 and finish times 14:30 approximately, Monday to Friday, with one day assigned to work experience. The course follows as school calendar with mid-term, Christmas and Easter holidays.

When will this course take place?

The next course modules will start in September 2024 and finish in May 2025.

Who can apply for this course?

Eligible Adults (See eligibility below) who live in the Fingal and surrounding area can apply for this course. 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 is required. IT skills are required for the course and an interest and aptitude for beauty.

Am I eligible for this course?

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.

How to Apply?

  • Click HERE to apply online
  • Call 01 841 7763 to apply over the phone,
  • Email if you have questions about the application process or would like more course information,
  • Visit our centre to apply in person


This course takes place in  Castlemill Education Center, Balbriggan K32 P237