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Portobello Institute's Beauty Specialist diploma course brings you up to speed with the complete Beautician's toolkit of salon treatments for skin, eye, make up, waxing, manicure and pedicure.

If you are looking for a career in a profession that has been transformed over the last 10 years, then Portobello Institute's Beauty Specialist courses will match your training needs and provide you with the most up-to-date beauty qualifications. We have a very successful employment record from this course, and we're understandably proud of it.

During your time with us, you can take advantage of our specialist events and seminars where we invite you to meet the top professionals in the Beauty business and learn from the very best in the industry.

Qualifications Gained

  • ITEC Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists

Entry Requirements

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

Course Structure

This is a part-time course delivered 2 evening a week and 4 weekends.

The main skills the learner will perform are:

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


Course Content Modules

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


Can I study Beauty Specialist Certificate and Diploma course together?

Yes, you can. Students may choose to study the ITEC Beauty Specialist Certificate, which covers Module 1 - Skin & Eye Treatments.



Name: ITEC Level 2 Beauty Specialist Certificate

Cost: 1999 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 16/10/18 – 08/05/19
  • Tues & 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: £265
  • Materials approx: €250