Further Education at GTI :: 2019 - 2020

Beauty Sales Advisor with Make-up 5M2105

This course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to work within the Beauty Industry as Sales Consultants and Advisors. A beauty advisor assists customers locate the products which meet their needs and sell customers products from specific ranges. Work profiles involve suggesting products, explaining how products work, demonstrating how to use products, performing makeovers, managing stock and operating a retail counter.

Course Descriptor

This course is designed to provide the learner with beauty product knowledge and expertise while at the same time developing practical sales and reception skills central to beauty consultancy and the retail sector. Students will also obtain out-house work experience where they will enhance already existing beauty and sales advisor skills and experience.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.


Mature applicants welcome.

Course Content
  • Skincare, Eye Treatments & Make-Up 5N3466

  • Retail Selling 5N1619

  • Customer Service 5N0972

  • Retail Display 5N1861

  • Safety & Health 5N1794

  • Retail Administration 5N1860

  • Communications 5N0690

  • Work Experience 5N1356

Optional Modules
  • Dermalogica Training and Certification

  • Fashion & Media Make-up Application

  • INGLOT Training and Certification

Optional Modules will incur additional charges. Please check with your Course Teacher for further details

Progression to Higher Education
  • Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme Progression to all GMIT courses apart from Nursing. The following are the most relevant:
  • GA375 Retail and Customer Service Management Level 7
  • Design - Display in DIT.
How the course is taught

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

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

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

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

Career Opportunities
  • Beauty counter in large department stores

  • Pharmacies

  • Beauty Salons

  • Retail Outlets

  • Hotels

  • Costumer Service Representatives

  • Receptionist


QQI Level 5 Award in Retail Practice 5M2105

  • Student Services Fee: €175
  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
  • QQI Examination Fees: €50
  • Make-up Kit: €330
  • Uniform: €64
  • Book: €27

    Total: €846


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 which include many beauty and make-up related programmes such as Introduction to Make-Up Artistry, Specialised Make-Up Effects, Fashion & Media Make-Up.

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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.