Level 3 Beauty, Body Therapy and Level 4 Laser Programme Courses

Course Syllabus


  • Manicure – regular painting techniques, French manicure, hand massage and warm oil/paraffin wax application.
  • Pedicure – Including foot scrub, foot massage and luxury spa pedicures.
  • Facial and Skin Care – Incorporating massage, mixing and application of face masques, steaming and extraction and product knowledge.
  • Waxing – using both hot wax and strip methods.
  • Eyelash and eyebrow services – including eyelash and eyebrow tinting and shaping.
  • Introduction to Basic Make-up application.
  • Electrical Facial Treatments – including Micro-current – Non-surgical lift, Vacuum suction, Galvanic and Faradic E.M.S. machines.


Electrical Epilation

  • Causes of Hair Problems
  • Structure & Dynamics of Skin and Hair
  • Bacteria
  • Hygiene & Sterilisation
  • Principles of Electricity
  • Electrolysis Hair Removal
  • Thermolysis Hair Removal
  • Blend Hair Removal
  • Dermatology, Skin Diseases & Disorders
  • Treatment Procedures
  • Safety Precautions
  • First Aid
  • Professional Techniques
  • All Methods of Hair Removal, Temporary & Permanent
  • Anatomy & Physiology


Electrical Epilation must be completed in order to progress on to laser programme.

Body Therapy Diploma

  • Swedish Body Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Figure Analysis
  • Electrical Body Treatments – including Micro-current, Vacuum Suction, Galvanic, Faradic E.M.S. (‘Stendertone’), G5 massage, infra-red (pre-massage warming treatment) and Audio sonic (sound-wave pain-relief).
  • Additional training in advanced Massage Techniques.


Mandatory Studies

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the entire body
  • Client Consultation
  • Record Keeping
  • Contraindications to therapies
  • Retail Sales
  • Foundational Salon Management
  • Product Knowledge
  • Diet and Nutrition


CIBTAC Level 4 Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

Course Syllabus

Core knowledge of electromagnetic spectrum; protons; light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (Laser) and intense pulsed light (IPL). The difference between laser and IPL light therapy, and methods of applications for hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments. The anatomy and pysiology of integumentary, endocrine, circulatory and lymphatic system in relation to light therapy treatments.

You will learn how to prepare and demonstrate Laser and IPL treatments including: preparation of the therapist, client, working area, full consultation, tissue analysis & fitzpatrick scale, contraindications, aftercare advice, clinical outcome, clinical side effects, full treatment protocol, recording and evaluation of the treatment – all in compliance with Laser and IPL local rules and legislations procedure.

You will learn how to perform skin rejuvenation treatments including:

  • Skin rejuvenation treatments that improve the appearance of all visible signs of aging caused by sun damage such as brown spots (pigmentation), redness (thread veins), uneven skin texture and lines & wrinkles.
  • Pigment removal: Pigmented lesions such as sun spots and freckles can be successfully removed creating a more flawless, youthful and glowing appearance.
  • Red Vein removal: Long term solution for facial problems such as red flushing (Rosacea), reducing superficial telangiectasia, treating spider naevi and Campbell De Morgan spots (blood spots).
  • Acne: Greatly reduces the number and severity of active lesions, lessening the inflammation (by speeding up the healing process) and the frequency of break-outs.


Course Delivery

Underpinning knowledge will be delivered by lectures. Practical knowledge will be full achieved during your clinical practice which will be arranged with your tutor. The Salon has a large database of clients; should you wish to accelerate the assessment process then family & friends may be introduced to come in for treatments (at a special reduced rate). Students have to come in prepared for clinical practice days as advised by the tutor and must strictly adhere to our guideline policy.


Internal Test Question Paper: Demonstrating knowledge for hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.

Assignments: Written questions demonstrating your underpinning knowledge for each unit and must be word processed.

Ranges: Indicate what must be covered practically as part of observation and must be competently achieved – all ranges must be covered. For hair removal a minimum of 10 practical treatments are needed to cover all the essential ranges. For skin rejuvenation approximately 10 practical treatments are needed to cover all the essential ranges.

Generic Studies

  • Anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • Client Consultation
  • Contraindications to therapies
  • Individual customization of treatments
  • Retail sales
  • Chemistry and Cosmetic Science
  • Theory of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Basic First Aid

Additional Studies

  • Introduction to skin peels (Blemish control facials, and anti-ageing with the use of AHA’s and peels.)
  • Certificate-Decleor Skincare
  • Certificate of Shellac and Gelish application.
  • Certificate in Manual & Spray Tanning

Qualifications Gained

On successful completion of the course, students will receive 6 individual qualifications.

  • CIBTAC Aesthetic Treatments Diploma
  • CIBTAC Electrical Epilation
  • CIBTAC Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Programme
  • CIBTAC Body Therapy Diploma
  • Indian Head Massage Certificate
  • Hot Stone Massage Certificate



  • The minimum age for entry to this beauty qualification course is 18 years. There is no upper age limit.
  • A high level of English is required. You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently.
  • No previous experience required, although a good general education is essential for this demanding beauty therapy course.
  • An informal face-to-face interview is required to discuss the course in detail.


Price €10,800

Deposit of €4,000 to be paid to confirm place. 

Full Time:
Year 1: Monday – Wednesday 9.30 am – 4 pm

Year 2: Thursday & Friday 9.30 am – 4  pm.

Please note that these days are subject to change and extra hours could be allocated on another day depending on class requirements.
Course commences Monday, September 23rd 2019. This course is designed over a 2-year basis and will run each year for a duration of 8 months.

Year 1:

  • CIBTAC Aesthetics Level 2 skincare & Level 3 Facial Electrics Diploma
  • CIBTAC Level 3 Electrical Epilation Diploma

Year 2:

  • CIBTAC Level 4 Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Programme
  • CIBTAC Level 3 Body Therapy Diploma
  • Certificate in Indian Head Massage
  • Certificate in Hot Stone Massage

Student College salon hours commencing from January-May 2020.

This is a Unique module to COCO College of Beauty Therapy. The only college which will provide students with direct access to real clients, giving them an immediate advantage at graduation.

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