Beauty Therapy

Post Leaving Certificate Course

Duration: The academic year September to May, Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm.
Course Fees: Deposit €50
Dorothy Lawlor : Course Co-ordinator
Dorothy has twenty years of experience since qualifying with ITEC and CIBTAC Diplomas in Physiatrics, Aesthetician and Electrical Epilation, she also holds an international CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Her Teaching and Training Diploma is accreditated by ITEC. During the course of her career Dorothy has managed two exceptional Spas, both in Dublin and both achieving industry awards during her tenure. Dorothy has taught in both private and public colleges, she joined Glenart College in 2003. In 2006 Dorothy attained the CIDESCO accreditation for Glenart College. The course currently enjoys 100% academic excellence with all CIDESCO graduates, this level of quality is something the Beauty Therapy Department is very proud of. The Beauty Therapy Department believes in upgrading constantly to stay ahead of the industries needs.

About Glenart College Beauty Therapy Department

The full time Beauty Therapy course started in September 2002. Our Salon is equipped to the highest standard with no shortage of resources within the Beauty Therapy Department.
Each year we accept a maximum of 20 new students, the teachers at the college spare no effort in the pursuit of excellence. A high level of self-discipline and a strong work ethic is important for the success of students. Glenart College has the following examining accreditations; ITEC & CIBTEC.

Career Opportunities

There is a variety of opportunities arising from Glenart College Beauty Therapy courses, with qualifications recognised by professional bodies. There is huge demand for qualified therapists with the additional option of self employment.

Opportunities exist in the following areas:

• Beauty Salons
• Cruise Liners
• Mobile Therapists
• Salon Ownership
• Franchising
• Beauty Journalism
• Teaching & Training
• Health Farms / Leisure Centres
• Make-up Artists
• Make-up / Skin Care Consultant
• Complementary Therapists
• Technical Sales Representations
• Public Relations
• Massage Therapists

Course Content:

• Anatomy & Physiology
• Business Studies
• Diet & Nutrition
• Electrolysis Methods
• Make-up
• Beauty Therapy ( Practical & Theoretical)

Course Content:

• Manicure & Pedicure
• Cosmetic Chemistry
• Exercise
• First Aid
• Waxing Methods
• Electricity elements, electrical treatments

This is a two year course which is divided as follows:

Year One

• Electrical Epilation
• Waxing
• Nail Treatments
After First Year all students are qualified to work.

Year Two

• Skin Treatments
• Facial Electrical
• Body Therapy

Part-time courses also available as follows:

• Waxing
• Electrical Epilation
• Nail Treatments
• Skin Treatments
• Body Therapy


There are no college tuition fees as this is a funded course. However the total cost over two years of registration, towels, salon materials part kit, one uniform, some theory books and copy notes throughout the two years is approximately €1,200. This does not include the government PLC Levy. Students pay their own examination fee at the end of each year direct to examining bodies - approximately €420. There is a Pay Plan available for this course.

Other Courses Available

Reflexology Course - €990

September - March each year.

Reflexology is a theory and therapy that uses the feet to treat the whole body, by massaging the feet and treating the body as a whole.

Aromatherapy - €990

Aromatherapy is the use of essential plant and flower oils for their therapeutic properties, either in massage, inhalations or vapours. Treatment can be used for medical or non-medical purposes, for relaxation or healing

Check with the college for updated information on part-time courses.

Be part of Glenart College Beauty Therapy Department. Apply early to avoid disappointment. Interviews are held throughout the year. To apply, fill in the application form and an interview will be arranged for you.