Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Advanced Beauty Aesthetics (Non-Medical)

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 and GTI is proud to be recognised & validated as one of these 230 colleges approved to deliver the CIDESCO qualification. ITEC is recognised in 48 countries 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 Laser & IPL, this course is guaranteed to provide students with the best training available in the beauty industry.


Develop the skills and competencies to enable the student to enter into an advanced beauty aesthetic career having gained qualifications in some of the most up to date beauty treatments available in the industry. Students obtain certification with various professional bodies to include ITEC / CIDESCO. They also complete specialised training with worldwide recognised companies such as / MATIS / VOYA / INGLOT and HARLEY WAX/. Students learn to work with some of the most renowned medical grade devices such Viorra IPL and Amieamed Exceed Skin Needling. Students on this popular programme are also afforded a unique opportunity to complete a fully funded 3-week work placement in a European country.

  • ITEC Level 2 Beauty Specialist Diploma

  • Mature applicants welcome with previous industry experience

  • Pre entry guidance meeting

Course Content
  • Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatments

  • Skin Needling

  • Skin Peeling

  • Facial Electrical Treatments

  • Facial Aesthetics

  • Skin Analysis

  • Deep Cleansing

  • Eye treatments

  • Mask Therapy

  • Makeup

  • Hand and Nail Treatments

  • Waxing

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • First Aid & Health and Safety

  • Brow Lamination

  • Lash Lifting

  • ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Laser and IPL

  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Skin Needling

  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling

  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments

  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology

  • CIDESCO Aesthetics Diploma


GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. This course is 70% practical and 30% theory. Students work on numerous clients throughout the year to perfect their skills. A large body of assignments, case studies and project work are required to complete this course. Students are expected to be fully committed to this course and have excellent attendance and punctual project presentation in order to fulfil the necessary criteria set down by the external examining boards.


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

  • Cruise Ships

  • Start own Business

  • Leisure Centres

  • Health Spas

  • Salons

  • Hotels

  • Film & Theatre

  • Laser Therapy and IPL clinics


Student Contribution: €175

Uniform: €80 [TBC] Student Kit: €300

Total: €555


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.