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Beauty Therapy Massage & Electrotherapy

PLC Post Leaving Cert

Do you aspire to a career in the Beauty Industry? If you are passionate about professional treatments and customer experience, and want a career that can open up many options, than our Beauty Therapy course is for you. You’ll work in a professional Beauty Therapy salon to learn the essential practical skills, and learn to use professional products including Dermologica, Decleor and others. You can expect an intensive focus on professional practice, and work placement is an essential part of the course.

Award Name Diploma at UK Level 3
NFQ Classification
Awarding Body International Therapy Examination Council
NFQ Level
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Diploma at UK Level 3 International Therapy Examination Council
Alternate Provider:
Carlow Town
Attendance Options:
Full time
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Course provider


1 Year

Entry Requirements

The basic entry requirement to all Level 5 courses is as follows:

•Over 18 years of age and/or successful completion of the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent international qualification)

•Successful completion of a Level 4 major award
(or equivalent international qualification)

The basic entry requirement to all Level 6 courses is as follows:

•Successful completion of a related Level 5 major award
(or equivalent international qualification)

Some programmes may require specific subjects, or skills.

If you have completed a Level 5 course and wish to study at Level 6, please remember that you need to complete a new application.

Our teachers will assess if the course is the right option for you at an interview. All reasonable efforts are made to facilitate diversity and to support learners with additional needs. See the section Open Learning and Students with Additional Needs for more information.

Mature applicants who don’t meet the minimum entry requirements, but who have acquired skills or experience, are welcome to apply, and we make sure the course is suitable at an interview.

Students aged between 18 and 23 years who do not have the minimum entry requirement or RPL will be referred to career guidance.

Garda Vetting (Clearance)

Garda Vetting (police / criminal records clearance) is a requirement on courses where students have access to children or vulnerable adults. Students must be vetted for clearance by the Gardaí prior to attending work experience. It is your responsibility to obtain Garda Vetting Clearance / criminal records clearance.

Students who have lived outside the jurisdiction of Ireland /Northern Ireland, and for whom Garda vetting / clearance is unavailable, are required to provide verifiable evidence of criminal records clearance from the relevant police authorities.

We will provide you with information about making an application for clearance, but it is your responsibility to complete any necessary application and to obtain clearance. If you are offered a place on a course, you will be issued with information at registration.

Careers / Further progression

Progress to further study and careers including:

•Beauty Salon Therapist
•Cruise Liner Therapist
•Company Representative
•Make-up Consultant
•Massage Therapist
•Product consultant
•Skin Care Consultant
•Spa Therapist

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Further information

These means-tested maintenance grants are available to eligible students attending approved full-time courses of further education, in approved Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) centres.

Applications are made online to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through

You will be invited to an interview – this is to make sure that you’ve made the right choice!

Applications are now open for September 2024

With our internationally recognised ITEC qualifications, successful students can progress to work, or to our Level 6 Professional Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

What Makes This Course Special
•Internationally recognised ITEC qualification
•High-level skills training
•Professional practice-based teaching
•Outstanding facilities
•Highly experienced Beauty Therapy team
•Excellent progression routes, including our own Level 6 programme

Course Content

Skincare and eye treatment
Facial electrical treatments
Manicure and pedicure
Massage therapies
Anatomy and Physiology
Professional Conduct and Business


ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Beauty, Massage and Electrotherapy iBT3D8

PLSS Code: 415147
Coordinator: Roisin Scanlon

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.

Phone: 059 913 4230
Email: Email:

Alternate Provider:
Carlow Town
Attendance Options:
Full time
Apply to:
Course provider