Further Education

Further Education 2021-2022

Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapies (CIDESCO /CIBTAC /ITEC)

ITEC is recognised in 48 countries worldwide. CIBTAC is an International Examination Board responsible for the education & training of beauty and holistic therapists worldwide. These qualifications are widely recognised and will enable successful candidates to secure employment in a variety of national and international work contexts. With the inclusion of a new module in Spa Therapy Treatments, this course is guaranteed to provide students with the best training available in the beauty industry. We are delighted to announce that we are an international CIDESCO centre. Since 1957 CIDESCO qualification has set the standard for beauty care and aesthetics around the world. There are over 230 CIDESCO schools teaching to internationally acclaimed standards leading to the CIDESCO qualification.


Develop the skills and competencies to enable the student to enter a beauty specialist career with confidence and professionalism. Students obtain training in various professional bodies to include ITEC / CIBTAC /CIDESCO. They also complete specialised training with worldwide recognised companies such as / MATIS / VOYA / INGLOT / HARLEY WAX Students on this popular programme are also afforded a unique opportunity to complete a fully funded 3 week work placement in Tenerife or Glasgow during the academic year.

  • Beauty Therapy ITEC / QQI

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Interview

Course Content
  • Facial Electrical Treatments

  • Massage and Body Electrical Treatments

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Spa Therapy Services

  • Advanced Hair Removal

  • Waxing Treatments & Procedures

  • Evening and Day Make up Application

  • Skin and Eye Care Treatments

  • Hand and Nail Treatments


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

  • ITEC Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments

  • ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology

  • ITEC Certificate in Spa Treatments

  • ITEC or CIBTAC award in advanced hair removal techniques

  • CIDESCO International Diploma


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


Graduates from this course may pursue employment in the following areas:

  • Cruise Ships

  • Start own Business

  • Leisure Centres

  • Health Spas

  • Salons

  • Hotels

  • Film & Theatre

  • Student Services Fee: €175

  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

  • ITEC Examination Fees: €305

  • CIBTAC Examination Fees: €118

  • CIDESCO Fees €220

  • Skincare and Epilation Kit: €176

  • INGLOT Make-up Kit: €245

• Textbooks: €76

• Uniform: €107

TOTAL: €1,622


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

Please Note

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.

Student Testimonials:

YEAR 1 - 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.

YEAR 2 - Deirdre Heneghan

Beauty at GTI was a very enjoyable learning experience for me. The hands on approach to learning with a great support system for students suited me very well. In the first year I found the experience on Fridays at our in house salon working on clients very useful. It helped me gain confidence for working independently in a salon. Second year consisted of gaining experience in “out house” salon which gave me a great opportunity to build up my experience and form a working relationship with the salon. A two week work experience in Tenerife in a luxury spa, gave me the once in a life time opportunity to help me develop my skills. GTI was the perfect building block to my future career as a professional beauty therapist.