Further Education at GTI :: 2015-2016

Beauty Therapy 5M3471

Applications to full-time courses in GTI are currently CLOSED. No further applications are being accepted.

This course is currently CLOSED, and no further applications are being accepted. The course may re-open at some future point; in the meantime, please choose an alternative course.

This is the ideal starting point for a successful and fulfilling career in beauty therapy. Students develop the required skills to work in a professional beauty salon and also perfect the costumer communication essential to its success. GTI prides itself on the success of POISE, its in-house beauty salon which is organised and managed by the students on this programme.

This course is designed to
  • Provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills required for a career in the beauty industry.
  • Students will be trained in a realistic / industry based work environment in the colleges's own salon 'Poise'. They will experience the regular operation of a salon, establishing professional contact with costumers and potential employers.

  • Students complete professional certified training with Dermalogica

    Skincare, Artdeco (Make-up) and Jessica Nail Care

  • This course caters for school leavers and mature learners. It is an intense one year programme which requires a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent - preference will be given to students who have Biology / Science based subject at Leaving Certificate / Equivalent Level.

  • Interview

COURSE CONTENT
  • Customer Service 5N0972
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Retail Selling 5N1777
  • Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749
  • Manicure, Pedicure & Waxing 5N3467
  • Body Massage & Figure Analysis 5N3465
  • Skincare, Eye Treatments & Make-up 5N3466
  • Beauty Industry Ethics & Practice 5N3470
OPTIONAL MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.

How the course is taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

  • We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

  • Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to making the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.

  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Certification
  • ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma
  • FETAC FETAC Level 5 Beauty Therapy 5M3471
Progression to Higher Education
  • Students who sucessfully complete this course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme.

  • Successful completion of this Level 5 Award may allow learners to progress to the Diploma in Beauty Specialist at GTI

  • Successful completion of this Level 5 Award may allow learners entry into the Spa Management
    Diploma in Athlone IT.
  • The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website.

  • Click here for details of CAO FETAC Requirements Lookup.

Fees
  • Student Services Registration Fee: €280
  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
  • FETAC Examination Fees: €50
  • ITEC Examination Fees: €106
  • Uniforms/Textbooks: €145
  • Make-up Kit: €170
  • Manicure/Pedicure/Skincare/Waxing Kit: €114
  • Class Materials: €40

TOTAL: €1105

Duration

This is a full-time one year course and runs from September to May.

Adult Education

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

For more Information

Phone 091-581342 or email info@gretb.ie

Please Note

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by FETAC for Further Education and Training programmes. GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

Optional Modules and Training Courses
  • Spray Tan
  • Nail Extensions
  • Lash Extensions
  • Nail Art
  • Airbrushing Make-up
  • Indian Head Massage
Student Testimonial: Helen Geraghty

GTI offers courses that help students prepare for the real working world as many of the courses require students to complete a work experience module. This helps students to gain hands on experience. It is a friendly college where the teachers help students as much as possible with the work on the course.

The Beauty Therapy course requires students to do work experience in GTI's Poise Salon and also out house work experience in a salon or spa. This really helped me with improving my confidence with clients and to practice the treatments for the practical exams. The small class groups helped me to get to know my class mates and it gives the teachers a chance to help everyone. There are a lot of practical classes in the course which made it a lot more interesting for me. The course also includes Anatomy and Physiology and Business Studies modules.

The college advises on the many career choices after the Beauty Therapy course such as cruise ships,salons, spas. The course prepares you for any of these options.