• Code: FJ
  • Certification: ITEC Diplomas/Certificates Level 5 equivalence on the NFQ in
    • - Gel Polish Techniques (iUBT385)
    • - Bridal Hairstyling & Make Up (iUBT312)
    • - Photographic Make-Up (iUBT 390)
    • - Manicure & Pedicure (iUBT 429)
    • QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Beauty Therapy (5M3471)  
    • City & Guilds level 2 The Art of Hair Dressing
  • Duration: One Year


The Professional Makeup and Hair Styling course is designed for students who want to pursue a career as a make-up artist and hair designer. Students will develop their design identity and professional and technical skills in hair styling, professional make up, nail enhancements and other beauty techniques, offering a rich and stimulating education and preparing you for future employment.

Programme of Study

Programme of study

  • Bridal Make Up
  • Bridal Hairstyling
  • Creative Hairstyling
  • Upstyling
  • Nail Art
  • Manicure & PedicureTreatments
  • Make Up Application
  • Photographic Make Up
  • Salon Health & Safety
  • Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
  • Word Processing

​​​​​​​Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Full QQI Level 4 award
  • Mature Applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Career Opportunities

Freelance hair and make-up artist for:

  • Weddings
  • Film Sets
  • Photo Shoots
  • Commercial Events

Beautician/Beauty Therapist in a variety of settings such as:

  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa/Health-farm
  • Cruise Liners
  • Nail Bar
  • Self-employed mobile therapist
  • Make-up specialist with Cosmetic Company
  • Product Sales
  • Cosmetic Sales Demonstrator
Course Co-ordinator

Sandra kelly

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