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The Beauty Therapist - Summer Intensive

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June 2020

The Beauty Therapist - Summer Intensive

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at or call him on 01-8920035.

Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies or to get started for those just commencing their learning journey.  This course is available to start immediately and involves a mix of online learning and workshops. The workshops can be attended by online webinar, with one to one tutor support available throughout your learning journey. We will return to deliver the workshops by contact tuition once the current restrictions on social contact have been lifted.

The beauty sector has been transformed in the past 10 years and will continue to evolve in the coming years. Portobello Institute's part-time Beauty Therapist  ITEC diploma course gives the participant the complete foundation upon which to build a career. The programme includes all of the essential salon treatments for skin, eye, make up, waxing, manicure and pedicure. The programme is comprehensive and fully develops the theoretical and practical skills needed by graduates to work as beauty therapists. Portobello Institute offers a "Student Support Clinic" prior to exams when students can book one to one tutorials, with their tutor, to support them acquire the theoretical and practical skills covered during this programme.

Our research is, that many graduates of this course, progress to open their own salon or mobile treatment service and that whilst they learn the knowledge and skills to deliver treatments, setting-up a business requires different skills and a different type of support. For many years Portobello Institute has been supporting graduates, from all sectors to open their own business. We are delighted to offer this unique "Start Your Own Business"  support to participants on this programme through our seminar series.


ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Course Structure

This is a summer intensive course delivered full-time, 5 days per week over 6 weeks. There is a break before exams to allow students time to complete case studies and gain the practical techniques. There is a student support clinic available during the break period for students to avail of one to one support before exams.

Students can participate on the internship programme during this time or at the end of exams if they wish - this is optional.


Course Content

This programme covers the practical and theoretical skills for the following areas;

  • Skincare and Eye Treatments 
  • Make-up 
  • Manicure and Pedicure 
  • Waxing 
  • Professional Conduct and Business Awareness 

The main aims of the programme are to teach the following skills:

  • Care of the skin – to include consultation, skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, facial massage and the use of face masks
  • Care of the eyebrows and eyelashes – to include shaping and lash and brow tinting
  • Application of all make-up products – to include recognition of face shapes and corrective make-up
  • Care of the hands and feet – to include nail care, exfoliation, massage and nail painting
  • Waxing – to include removal of hair using hot and cool wax methods

Student Support Clinic

Portobello Institute recognises that every student learns in a different way and for each and every student to excel, they need support and extra guidance at different stages throughout their learning journey. For this reason and in advance of theory and practical exams, we offer a Student Support Clinic on one afternoon per week during the two weeks prior to exams. Tutors are available on this day, for students to book a 45 minute tutorial, for one to one practical skills, theory or exam preparation support. It is the student's choice what is covered during this time.

Our experience in preparing students for beauty therapy diploma exams is that this type of support substantially relieves the pressure and stress on students and ensures they can excel during their practical and theory exams.

Internship Programme

At the end of this course, graduates need to be confident of their skills and able to secure a position immediately. Portobello Institute has built a strong network of employers offering beauty therapist students an internship programme within their beauty and spa salons. Many of our network of employers recruit directly from this internship programme and it is an ideal opportunity for students to gain experience and their first reference in the industry. This takes place after the exams and is optional.

Course price is €2199

ITEC Exam fee:   330

There is an easy payment plan available - please contact us for further information.

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Course Code Location & Info Price
BSID-I-DS-JN-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

29/06/2020 - 07/08/2020
Monday to Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm
€2199 Fully Booked

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