A new beauty therapist traineeship will start in Tuam in November.
The programme has been running very successfully in Tuam since 1998. Over the years the course has evolved and changed based on the needs of the sector. A sizeable number of past students are working in salons all over Ireland and abroad, and many have opened their own salons and are running very successful businesses. A number of past students have also won prestigious national awards.
The programme runs for 52 weeks full time and certification is provided through the internationally recognised certifying body ITEC, based in London. The following certification is on offer through the programme:
ITEC beauty specialist diploma (includes skincare and eye treatments, make-up, manicure and pedicure, waxing, and professional conduct ).
ITEC holistic massage diploma (including anatomy and physiology ).
ITEC facial electrical treatments diploma.
ITEC certificate in threading.
ITEC awards in ear candling, skin tanning, and intimate waxing.
Industry certification in gel nails, advanced make-up, eyebrows and eyelashes.
The programme also includes work placement in a salon where learners get the opportunity to develop their practical skills to industry standard. This has proven invaluable for getting jobs at the end of the programme as students are fully prepared for employment. There are excellent career opportunities in salons, spas, cosmetic sales, cruise ships, etc.
Candidates for the programme should possess Leaving Cert standard of education, preferably with biology and have a keen interest in people and beauty.
Course fees are paid by GRETB and a training allowance is payable to eligible candidates.
To apply or inquire about this course, visit www.fetchcourses.ie or contact GRETB Training Centre on 091 706200. You can also apply through your nearest DEASP/Intreo office.