Beauty

Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Year 1)

This one year course consists of intensive practical and theoretical training in the various aspects of Beauty Therapy and leads to internationally recognised qualifications. The examinations are governed by professional bodies who require that students reach very high standards upon completion of this Course. The Course requires a high level of commitment and will be of interest to school leavers, graduates and mature students. The examination bodies have a strict attendance requirement which must be met to register for theory/practical exams.

Awarding Body

  • ITEC - Beauty Specialist Diploma
  • ITEC - Diploma in Body Treatments - (Part 1)
  • QQI Beauty Therapy Award Level 5 5M3471

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate to include a science subject. Home Economics (Social and Scientific) will be accepted as a Science subject. Mature students may be granted exemptions. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

Practical:

  • Skin Care, Eye Treatments & Make-Up
  • Manicure, Pedicure & Waxing
  • Body Electrics
  • Body Massage & Figure Analysis

Theory: 

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Dermatology
  • Science
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Physiatric Theory
  • Aesthetician Theory
  • Work Experience
  • Customer Service
  • Professional Ethics
Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Year 2)

During the second year of this course, students have the opportunity to take further professional qualifications with CIDESCO and ITEC. The CIDESCO qualification is the highest and most recognised qualification in Beauty Therapy and Crumlin College is one of a select number of Colleges world-wide that offer the CIDESCOInternational Diploma. The course also incorporates in-house training and/or demonstrations in a variety of treatments such as Stone Therapy, Hopi-ear and Indian Head Massage. Students must complete a 4000 word project relevant to the Beauty Industry. The examination bodies have a strict attendance requirement which must be met to register for theory/practical exams.

Awarding Body

  • CIDESCO - Diploma 
  • ITEC - Electrology Diploma
  • ITEC - Facial Electrical Treatments Diploma
  • QQI - Level 6 Beauty & Body Therapy Award 6M3479

Career Opportunities

Beauty Salons, Hairdressing Salons, Health Farms, Leisure Centres, Department Stores, Pharmacies, Hotels, Cruise Liners, Teaching, In-flight Therapists or self-employed.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Successful completion of year one or relevant ITEC & CIBTAC qualifications. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

Practical:

  • Facial Electrics
  • Electrolysis
  • Specialised Subject
  • Depilation, Tanning & Lightening
  • Make-up
  • Skin Treatments
  • Eye Treatments
  • Indian Head Massage


Theory: 

  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Electrolysis
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Beauty Science 


Workshops: 

  • Gel Polish
  • Spray Tanning
  • Advanced Waxing - Californian, Brazilian & Hollywood Waxing
  • Advanced Make-up & False Lashes
  • Mink Eyelash Extensions
  • High Definition Brows
  • Microdermabrasion
  • IPL Laser Hair Removal
Beauty & Retail Sales (Year 1)

This one-year course is designed to provide the practical knowledge and personal skills required for a career in Beauty & Retail Sales. It emphasises the practical study of Make-up and its many applications, Skin & Eye Treatments as well as covering a variety of workshops on nails, tanning, eyelash extensions & creative hairstyling.

Awarding Body

  • ITEC - Manicaure & Pedicure Certificate
  • ITEC - Make-Up Certificate
  • ITEC - Beauty Specialist Certificate
  • QQI Modules Level 5

Career Opportunities

Promotional Consultants for specific beauty houses, Retail Sales Consultancy in pharmacies, department stores on make-up counters, health food shops, self-employment or contract work.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. Mature students may be granted exemptions. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects:

  • Practical
  • Skin & Eye Care Treatments
  • Make-Up Applications
  • Make-Up
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Waxing


Theory: 

  • Customer Service
  • Principles & Practice of Selling
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Anatomy & Physiology


Workshops:

  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Gel Nails
  • Creative Hairstyling
  • Spray Tanning
Beauty Specialist & Retail Sales (Year 2)

This one-year course is designed to enhance the practical knowledge and personal skills required for a career in the Beauty & Retail Sales industry. During the year, students will have the opportunity to take further professional qualifications with QQI and ITEC. Our work experience programme offers students the opportunity to further develop their skills in selected and approved Beauty & Retail establishments. Students will gain additional experience of the Beauty & Retail industry through the running of pop-up salons within the College.

Awarding Body

  • ITEC - Specialist Certificate
  • QQI Modules Level 6

Career Opportunities

Retail Sales Consultancy in the cosmetic industry, in pharmacies, department stores, on make-up counters, health food shops, self-employment or contract work.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Beauty & Retail Sales Year 1 or Beauty Therapy Year 1 or equivalent standard of education. Consideration will be given to mature applicants who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

Course Subjects:

  • Depilation, Tanning & Lightening
  • Fashion, Bridal & Photographic Make-up
  • Airbrush Make-up 
  • Customer Service
  • Eyebrow & Eyelash Treatments (including HD Brows & Mink Lashes)
  • Sales & Marketing Management
  • Work Experience


Workshops:

  • Nail Art
  • Gel Polish
  • Creative Hairstyling
  • Threading
  • Advanced Waxing
Make-Up for Fashion & Media

This one year course is an intensive course designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a Make-Up Artist. This course combines the range of practical skills and theoretical subjects necessary to enable students to specialise in this field to include working on but not limited to Films, TV Programmes/Dramas, Commercials, Music Videos, Fashion shoots, Retail make- up Artists and as private freelance Make-Up Artists. Various Industry related Workshops will be incorporated into the course with Make-up Artists who actively working in the Make-up and Hair Industry. Students will design and create various looks for each module which will be part of the required assignments. Students will supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

Awarding Body

QQI - Make-up Artistry Award Level 5 5M5265

Career Opportunities

Make-up Artist in the Fashion, Theatre, Film and TV Industries, Private Make-up Consultant, Cosmetic Consultant/Counter Make-up Artist, Consultant Make-up Artist for Cosmetic Houses.

Graduates from this course are currently working in the Media Industry on projects past and present such as The Vikings, Into the Badlands, The Man Who Invented Christmas and Ripper Street to name but a few. Crumlin College Graduates are also currently working for companies such as INGLOT Cosmetics, MAC, Benifit, Urban Decay, Aveda and on various makeup counters in Brown Thomas, Debenhams, Arnotts and in other leading stores.

Students who successfully complete this course have the opportunity to progress on to other courses within the college which would complement their skill set such as Hairdressing, Beauty and Retail Sales year 2, Beauty Therapy or onto other level 6 awards in their chosen vocational area.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. A proven ability in Art would be an advantage & students should have an artistic flair. Mature students may be granted exemptions. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

Practical Make-Up Artistry:

  • Fashion and Media Make-Up (5N4627) 
  • Specialised make-up effects (5N4634) 
  • Postiche (5N4633) 
  • Period and theatrical Make-Up (5N4632) 
  • Design (5N0784) 
  • Make- Up Artists Skin and Cosmetic Studies (5N5480) 
  • Communications (5N0690) 
  • Work Experience (5N1356)

Practical Subjects:

  • Film (Screen), TV, Fashion, Entertainment and Stage Make-up to include:
  • Basic Make-up/Corrective Make-up - For Screen/Print 
  • Male Grooming/Makeup (inc. Shaving) - For Screen/Print
  • Fashion Make-up: Catwalk, Photographic & personal Make-up Artist
  • Period Research and Makeup - For stage and Screen
  • Aging - For Stage and Screen
  • Developing and Designing Characters- For stage and Screen
  • Sculpting and Silicone Mould Making (for prosthetics)
  • Special Casualty Effects & Prosthetics - For Stage and Screen
  • Bald Cap Making and Application - For Stage and Screen
  • Facial Hair Making - Postiche (hand knotted facial hair pieces) - Application and Dressing - For Stage and Screen
  • Facial hair laying on- For stage and Screen
  • Camouflage Make-Up
  • Airbrushing
  • Design Skills- Art and Design
  • Skin and Cosmetic Studies relevant to Make-Up Artistry including Skin and Eye Treatments

Theory:

  • Industry/Set Ethics (Film, TV & Fashion)
  • Crew/Department structures 
  • Working in Film, TV, Fashion, and Retail
  • Special Casualty Effects research
  • Period and Theatrical Research
  • Fashion Industry Research
  • Design 
  • Art - Colour Theory, Lighting and Film.
  • Script Breakdown: Budgeting & Continuity
  • Product Knowledge
  • Anatomy: Head & Skin
  • Skin & Cosmetic Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Workshops:

All Make-Up and Hair Lectures on this course are currently working in Industry. This is a great opportunity for students to meet real-life industry experts, learn from their extensive experience and meet their prospective employers.

Workshops in various areas of industry will also be held throughout the year. These are in Addition to all of the above-listed core subjects. These workshops are subject to change depending on industry availability to include:

  • Lace Film wigs: Period film research pertaining to hair, lace wig care, dressing, and application. Period hairstyles
  • Red Carpet, High Fashion hairstyle workshops Various High fashion Industry expert workshops (in addition to fashion make up class)
  • Film Crowd Room Organisation Skills workshops (In addition to media studies inc. film studies in class)
  • Film Tattoos - (in addition to class)
  • Laying on Hair (Italian method) - In addition to Postiche class
  • Various Film workshops with industry experts

All products and techniques are up to date and currently used in the Film industry. All Make-Up tutors are actively working in the Film and entertainment industries.

Student Stories

Margaret Payne, Beauty Therapist, Diploma in Beauty Therapy

My name is Margaret Payne. I was a mature student. My background was in hairdressing & cosmetic sales for several cosmetic houses both in Ireland and Los Angeles.

I studied the Diploma in Beauty Therapy in Crumlin College. The teachers were excellent. They went above and beyond to help with my classwork, both theory and practical elements. Their knowledge and teaching techniques were fantastic. The College provides excellent resources to all students and there is support available whenever it is needed.

The two years at Crumlin College were the best days ever! I truly enjoyed every part of it. Being a mature student I was apprehensive at first but I was made feel very welcome. I would very much recommend Crumlin College no matter what age. It has so much to offer. I am now starting my own business, running a beauty room in a hair salon.

How to find us

Crumlin College of Further Education, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

+353 1 454 0662

enrol@ccfe.cdetb.ie