Two Year Beauty Therapy Course, Sligo

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Course Description

Would you like a career where you can work all over the world as an internationally qualified beauty therapist? Our course can lead to work in spas, salons, hotels, starting your own business or even on cruise ships.

In first year you will study:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Body massage and figure diagnosis
  • Skin, eye and makeup
  • Manicure, pedicure and waxing
  • Customer service
  • Work experience
  • Facial electrics
  • Beauty industry ethics and practice

During second year, whilst working towards the prestigious CIDESCO qualification, you will study:

  • Work Experience
  • Body and beauty science and treatments
  • Customer Service
  • Team Leadership
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Communications
  • Electrical Epilation
  • Indian Head Massage
  • On site massage
  • Managing People

Work Placement at Kilronan Castle

We have teamed up with the prestigious Kilronan Castle to use their state of the art Spa facilities and as part of the course you will get to learn and practice the spa therapies in a professional spa environment.

New International Beauty & Spa Qualifications

We now offer new Certificates and a Diploma which provides students with training in the latest technologies currently available, therefore offering the best possible start to a career in the Beauty & Spa industry.

Diploma in Spa Treatments

(CIDESCO Qualification). This qualification includes water treatments, spa treatments, sauna & steam treatments, body masks, exfoliation, eastern therapies, e.g. Lomi Lomi massage.

Entry Requirements

Students should be of leaving certificate standard with a science subject , preferably Biology, although those who do not possess the educational requirements but who have a particular interest or experience in Beauty Therapy will be considered. All entry is subject to a suitability interview and an undertaking to fully participate in class as a model and a student therapist. Entry to year 2 is dependent on successful attendance and participation during year 1.

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The CIDESCO Diploma is the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy.

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CIBTAC, a leading awarding body, proud of their international recognition for producing graduates of the highest calibre.


Students on the course must purchase uniforms, kits, class materials and pay registration, course and examination fees. The amount will be available at interview.

Course Requirements 

A high level of commitment is essential as the examinations are governed by professional bodies who have strict attendance requirements which must be met before examinations can be taken. For further information see the web sites of the professional bodies above.