ITEC Advanced Beauty Therapy with Make-up

ITEC Advanced Beauty Therapy with Make-up including QQI Work Experience Level 6



Students are prepared for following Diplomas from ITEC:

  • ITEC Electrical Epilation
  • ITEC Body Treatments
  • ITEC Advanced Makeup Artistry

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.

Successful completion of this course will result in a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Work Experience. 

Entry Requirements

  • QQI Level 5 or equivalent
  • ITEC Beauty Therapy with Makeup
  • Entry is subject to interview

 Course Duration

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


  • Work Experience 6N1946
  • ITEC Diploma in Electrical Epilation
  • ITEC Diploma in Body Treatments
  • ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Make-up and Special Effects

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
  • Visits to Beauty Salons
  • Visits to Health Farms/Leisure Centres
  • Visits to Cruise Liners/In-Flight Therapists

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


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!



Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks.  Books, uniform and essential class materials may be required, you will be given an outline of these costs at your interview.  ITEC exam fees cost approx. €350.  QQI Examination fees cost €20, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card.   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 from this fee.  There is also a €100 Student Services fee required on acceptance of the course.





ITEC Diploma in 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.



ITEC Diploma in Body Treatments

Body massage, Figure diagnosis and Body electrics

Body massage, Figure diagnosis and Body electrics are all components which combined result in the complete body therapy qualification. Figure diagnosis is the study and analysis of different body types. We study all of the body types along with problems that may arise within tissues and muscles. Body electrics are used as part of the programmes we design for clients to help correct problematic areas in the body. Specific techniques are used to treat cellulite and sluggish circulation as well as specific problem areas. Using these therapies along with body massage, we can improve skin texture, muscle tone and figure faults.


ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Make-up and Special Effects



In this topic, students will learn a wide variety of specialised make-up techniques which include Prosthetics creation, bald cap creation and wound and bruise creation. There are many different ways to create a specific effect for film, television or theatre work so students are trained in a variety of techniques suitable for all mediums. On completion of this unit, students will have gained training and experience in the creation of Silicone, Gelatin and Latex prosthetics. They will also learn all of the skills required to create and apply bald caps. The students will complete the following effects which will be presented in their portfolio. Cuts, scars, puncture wounds, branding, burns, skin diseases/disorders, stitched wounds, bullet wounds or stab wounds and bruising. This module allows the learners to access their creative potential and have lots of fun in the process!



This unit covers different Period make-up looks and different historical eras, from the middle ages through the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Students will gain the knowledge and skills which allow them to choose the right look for specific periods and how to adapt fashion make-up to period styles. A sound knowledge of period hair and make-up is invaluable for various different areas of the industry especially period dramas and theatre. In this module students will build a vast resource file of reference pictures and recreate numerous period looks for their portfolio collection. The use and application of crepe hair for different styles of beards, moustaches and other facial hair is also included in this module.




Fashion and Media make-up is influenced by all aspects of fashion, such as trends within fashion, clothing, art movements, socioeconomic factors, politics, Film and popular culture. Fashion and Media make-up moves in cycles and trends which takes you on a journey and is about completing an illusion. This module focuses on enabling the learner to understand the principles of make-up artistry and makeup design with regard to the fashion and media industries. Make-up artistry students here at Westport College of Further Education are trained in the correct use of the relevant make-up products, specialised products and tools required to apply make-up for a male, female or child actor and are also given the experience of applying various different styles.


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.