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At Portobello Institute we offer Beauty students the opportunity of learning in a Beauty School environment, within the setting of a busy college, allowing our Beauty students to avail of a more rounded college life. During this programme you will learn the up to date skills and the professionalism needed to succeed to the very highest level in the Beauty Therapy industry. The award you will receive is ITEC, an international examination which is recognised in over 38 countries and sits on the NFQ (national framework); with this award you are ready to take up work in Ireland or abroad.

You will specialise in skin and eye treatments, facial make up, waxing and nails (manicure and pedicure). You will also learn about business and professional conduct.  As well as the ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma, you will also cover ITEC Facial Electrical Equipment and Nail Technology.

Work Experience placements, an essential part of the program. Students source their own work experience, tutors will assist students in sourcing work experience. 

Portobello Diploma will be received at graduation.

To insure you are up to date with all beauty trends we also deliver a number or workshops which you can book at complete at a later date.  Chose from Threading, 2 Week Gel Manicure, Nail Art, Semi Permanent Eye Lash Application, Precision Brows.

Qualifications Gained

  • ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Portobello Institute Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma
  • ITEC Facial Electrical Equipment Diploma
  • ITEC Nail Technology Diploma


Entry requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Acceptance to Full Time courses is interview based, there are no specific points requirements. At the interview we are seeking the character and traits required to work with people and a genuine interest in the beauty industry.

Course Structure

This is a full time course delivered over 1 academic year.

Course Content Modules

  1. Skin and eye treatments
  2. Facial Make Up
  3. Waxing
  4. Manicure and Pedicure
  5. Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
  6. Diploma in Facial Electrical Equipment
  7. Diploma in Nail Technology



Name: Beauty Therapy Diploma

Cost: 4495 Euro

To Book this course, please make a payment of 50 Euro deposit using the Book Now button. Please read and understand both the Terms of Enrolment and Course Payment Information before paying for your course. Details of all our policies as well as refunds, cancellations, installment options and how to pay offline are contained in these two important documents.

Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 19/10/18 - 04/05/19
  • Start/end times will vary from day to day

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • ITEC Exam Fee: £365
  • Materials: €500 approx