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Advanced Beauty Therapies with Spa and Salon Management

Introduction

Do you want to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices within this thriving industry? Are new insurance legislative requirements preventing your career advancement? Would you like to upskill and work as a manager in the beauty and spa industry? Would you consider a career in training in this field? Could this be the course for you?

At BFEI, we deliver internationally recognised qualifications in advanced beauty and spa therapy that will ensure you are educated to the highest industry standards so that you can take on new challenges and explore new career opportunities. As well as providing you with the skills to progress your career, ITEC and CIDESCO qualifications could be your passport to travel and an exciting future.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:
• Dermal Clinics
• Spa/Salon Management
• Beauty Salons
• Laser/IPL Therapy Clinics
• Health and Wellbeing/Leisure Centres
• Cruise Liners
• Mobile Therapist
• Salon Owner
• Complementary Therapist
• Technical Sales Representative
• Franchising
• Spa Industry
• Teaching/Training

Course Structure

You can decide what pathway you want when you have completed your training. You will have a range of professional qualifications with up-to-date additional training and many links within the industry which will ensure that you are widely sought after within this profession.

Core Elements
  • Students are prepared for the following ITEC qualifications:
  • Diploma in Spa and Salon Management
  • Certificate in Spa Treatments
  • Diploma in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light
  • Certificate in Advanced Skincare
  • Award in Micropigmentation
  • Postgraduate CIDESCO Diploma*
  • * This award is only eligible to Therapists with previous industrial experience.
  • Course Code

  • ABT
  • Duration

  • 1 year - full time September to May
  • Number of places

  • 30
  • Number of contact hours per week

  • 22
  • Timetable contact

  • 4 days
Support Elements
  • Opportunity to work with clients in live ‘pop-up’ salons within the Institute.
  • Stay up-to-date with all the latest trends and treatments within the industry through relevant workshops.
  • Career advice and help with CV preparation is provided by the BFEI Guidance and Career Service.
Assessment and certification

This course is certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) and by Comite International D'esthétique et de Cosmetologie CIDESCO.

Assessment is based on a combination of Evidence of Treatments (Case Studies) and exams which mainly take place in April and May. 

To achieve the CIDESCO certification, you will be required to undertake a major project.

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed Year 2 of Beauty and Body Therapy or hold Facial, Electrical and Body qualifications from CIBTAC, ITEC or equivalent.

 

Applicants with industrial experience may also be considered. You may be eligible for exemptions from some subjects if you already have recognised qualifications.

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Places will be offered, on a first come basis, following the outcome of the personal Advisory Meeting, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements of the course. Applicants will also be advised on course costs, uniform, product kits and registration details.

Fees

  • At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services Fee and where applicable professional body registration fees.  There are no tuition fees for EU students.
  • Students will be required to purchase certain items including a uniform and product kits.
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