Beauty Therapy Level 6

FETAC/QQI Level 6 & ITEC Certificate

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Award

Successful completion of this course will result in a FETAC/QQI Level 6 Award, 6M3479.

In addition to FETAC modules students are prepared for the following Diplomas from ITEC:

  • ITEC Epilation
  • ITEC Facial Electrical Treatements

ITEC apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning, and examinations.  Graduates who achieve ITEC qualifications can become overseas members of ITEC.  Examinations take place in April and May.  Case studies are required for ITEC modules.

 

Entry Requirements

  • FETAC/QQI Level 5 or equivalent
  • Entry is subject to interview

Course Duration

This is a full-time one year course which runs from September to May.

Modules

  • Body and Beauty Science and Treatments (Body and Facial Electrics ITEC) 6N3472
  • Electrical Epilation 6N3475
  • Indian Head Massage 6N3477
  • On Site Massage 6N3478
  • Communications 6N1950
  • Work Experience 6N1946

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Dermalogica Body and Facial Training
  • Mud Make- Up Designery Training
  • Presentation from Steiner Cruise Line and In-Flight Recruitment
  • Field trip to the Irish Beauty Show at the RDS
  • Aromatherapy Training
  • Beauty Salons
  • Health Farms/Leisure Centres
  • Cruise Liners/In-Flight Therapists
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Make-Up Artist and Skin Care Consultant
  • Mobile Therapist
  • Salon Owner
  • Complementary Therapist
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Franchising
  • Spa Industry
  • Teaching/Training
  • Product Development

 

Career Opportunities

  • Beauty Salons
  • Health Farms/Leisure Centres
  • Cruise Liners/In-Flight Therapists
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Make-Up Artist and Skin Care Consultant
  • Mobile Therapist
  • Salon Owner
  • Complementary Therapist
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Franchising
  • Spa Industry
  • Teaching/Training
  • Product Development

Student Testimonial

Sarah

I qualified as a Beauty Therapist eight years ago in a private college after doing a part time beauty course.  I left the industry for some time but was keen to go back and refresh my skills and knowledge.  When Beauty Therapy became available in Westport CFE, I was delighted as I did not need to travel far.  I started all over again in Level 5 and I haven’t looked back since.  This course has taught me so much that I had never learned before!  The products and equipment in the College are of the highest standard and there is a lovely working atmosphere here.  My knowledge and confidence has doubled.  I love it!

 

Fees

Applicants are asked to pay €50 on submission of their Application Form.  Once you have applied you will be called for an interview within a few weeks.  FETAC examination fees cost €80, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card.  ITEC fees will cost €336.  Books, uniform and essential class materials will also be required.  A €200 Government levy will apply on acceptance of a place on PLC course, but medical card holders and those in receipt of a maintenance grant will be exempt.  A €50 Student Services Fee and ITEC Examination fees are also payable.

 

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DETAILED COURSE OUTLINE

 

Body and Beauty Science and Treatments 6N3472

Body and Beauty Science and Treatments is a compulsory module for the Level 6 Beauty Therapy course. It includes the study and practice of facial and body electrical machines. In studying this module, it is necessary for the learner to acquire extensive knowledge of electrical science along with some elements of physics and chemistry. Completing this module will provide learners with a large variety of employment opportunities as most prestigious spa and beauty product lines are now enhancing their treatments with the use of electrical equipment. Learners will also be given correct professional procedures and routines with the aim to practice and provide advanced facial and body electrical treatments.

Assessment

On completion of this module, the learners will need to demonstrate their knowledge in a skills demonstration or practical examination. This exam is 3.5 hours in duration and is designed to ensure that learners have acquired the necessary skills, knowledge and competence required for industry standards. This exam accounts for 50% of the overall module.

Learners will also complete a written question paper which accounts for 30% and an assignment which will account for 20% of the module.

 

Electrical Epilation 

Electrolysis is the common term used to describe the permanent removal of unwanted hair. An electrical device is used along with a needle and probe. The needle is used to apply the electrical current to the root of the hair, this current is responsible for destroying the blood supply to the hair therefore preventing future hair growth. Student therapists will learn in depth about the various types of hair and hair growth, the endocrine system, electrical science and health and safety. The learner will also be given correct professional procedures and routines with the aim to practice and provide Electrical epilation/electrolysis.

Assessment

On completion of this module, the learners will need to demonstrate their knowledge in a skills demonstration or practical examination. This exam is 60 minutes in duration and is designed to ensure that learners have acquired the necessary skills, knowledge and competence required for industry standards. This exam accounts for 60% of the overall module.

Learners will also complete a written question paper which accounts for 20% and case studies which will account for 20% of the module.

 

Indian Head Massage 6N3477

Indian Head Massage has been practiced in India for thousands of years dating back to the beginning of the Hindu religion. It has many therapeutic benefits including tension relief, improved muscle and skin function and it also improves the condition of the hair. Indian head massage has added benefits to the therapist and client in that it can be performed in environments other than the salon. Learners will study the physical and psychological effects of Indian head massage, different types of massage oils and mediums and all contraindications related to Indian head massage.  The learner will also be given correct professional procedures and routines with the aim to practice and provide Indian Head Massage.

Assessment

On completion of this module, the learners will need to demonstrate their knowledge in a skills demonstration or practical examination. This exam is 30 minutes in duration and is designed to ensure that learners have acquired the necessary skills, knowledge and competence required for industry standards. This exam accounts for 70% of the overall module.

Learners will also complete a written question paper which accounts for 30% of the module.

 

On-Site Massage 6N3478

On-Site Massage therapy is a relatively new therapy. It is used in the workplace as a stress reliever but also to relieve tension, improve posture, improve mobility and to improve general well-being. Large corporations and business’s now hire on-site massage therapists for their employees in an effort to boost morale, reduce stress and improve posture, particularly for employees working with computers. It is necessary for therapists to acquire good knowledge of the negative psychological and physiological effects of stress and learn the practical techniques necessary to treat them. The learner will also be given correct professional procedures and routines with the aim to practice and provide On-Site Massage.

Assessment

On completion of this module, the learners will need to demonstrate their knowledge in a skills demonstration or practical examination. This exam is 30 minutes in duration and is designed to ensure that learners have acquired the necessary skills, knowledge and competence required for industry standards. This exam accounts for 70% of the overall module.

Learners will also complete a written question paper which accounts for 30% of the module.

 

Communications 6N1950

Students studying Communications Level 6 will do the following:

  • Critique current issues in communications and information technology, to include digital and mobile technology, the internet, and the policies and principles relevant to a vocational area.
  • Evaluate in practical terms the elements of legislation that must be observed in a personal and or work context, to include health, safety and welfare at work and communications related legislation, and the responsibilities that apply when working in a supervisory capacity.
  • Assess the impact of non-verbal communication and of the physical environment in everyday human interaction.
  • Participate in formal and informal working groups, to include leading or facilitating, notetaking, summarising discussion, agreeing outcomes and action points.
  • Use drafting, editing and proofreading skills and the correct conventions of language usage including spelling, punctuation and syntax to produce formal written communications relevant to a particular vocational area, to include reports, correspondence, faxes, memos, minutes.
  • Demonstrate vocal and interactive skills in personal and professional contexts, including an oral presentation, discussion, debate, meeting, interview and or job seeking skills and for the purposes of persuading, informing or advocating.

Assessment Criteria: Collection of Work – 50%, Skills Demonstration – 50%

 

Westport College of Further Education reserves the right to limit the number of places available, make changes in any course or to withdraw the course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between Westport College of Further Education and the student, or a third party.