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The Beauty Specialist Certificate course is an excellent way to build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to start a career as a Beautician. This course will prepare you for working in a Beauty Salon or  opening your own Salon. As well as learning all about how the Beauty business works, you will learn about a wide range of beauty products, equipments and treatments. You will specialise in facials, skin care and eye treatments.

Successful graduates of this course can continue their training with our ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma where you will add to your treatments by learning make up, waxing, manicure & pedicure as well as business.

Many Beauty Specialist graduates also choose to progress their careers by doing the Complementary Therapies course where they specialise in Holistic therapies such as massage, aromatherapy and reflexology.

Qualifications Gained

  • ITEC Beauty Specialist Certificate

Entry Requirements

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

Class Sizes

We are committed to ensuring you gain the most, academically and personally, during your study time with Portobello.  To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. With these uniquely small classes, we create the environment for you get to know everyone in your group, you can then feel comfortable and confident to ask questions and our tutors have the time to attend to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students tell us of the lifelong friendships they have made during their study time with Portobello.

Assignment Support

We understand the challenge of completing assignments at third level, the new skills and the change in thinking sometimes needed to put on paper, all that you have learned. We offer our students the opportunity to submit a draft assignment for informal feedback before submitting the final version. We care about your success, we want you to achieve the best you can and we offer you the individual support to acquire the skills you need to communicate what you have learned whilst studying with Portobello Institute.

Course Structure

This a part-time course delivered 1 evening a week

Course Content Modules

The course is both practical as well as covering the theory required to train successfully as a Beauty Specialist. You will learn about:

  1. Skin care and eye treatments
  2. Deep & superficial cleansing
  3. Toning and moisturising
  4. Skin analysis
  5. Facials massage
  6. Eyebrow shaping & tinting
  7. The skin
  8. Cosmetic science
  9. Osteology, neurology and angiology



Name: Beauty Specialist Certificate

Cost: 1499 Euro

To Book this course, please make a full course payment 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
  • 17/10/18 – 08/05/19
  • Wed 6.30 -9.30pm

Additional Course Costs

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

  • ITEC Exam fee: £110
  • Materials: 60 approx