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Orla Gallagher

Spa Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Orla Gallagher
If considering a job in this field I think its best to have a therapy background or a caring background. Be prepared to work hard, it takes alot of effort to help create the perfect environment for others to relax in. Work well with others and help your collegues it makes for a friendly workplace and you never know when you will need their assistance. An interest in sales and marketing would also be avantageous, as you must be competitive with other spa's offerings.
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Crumlin College of Further Education

Crumlin College of Further Education


 

Beauty & Retail Sales


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Description...
This one year course is designed to provide the practical knowledge & personal skills required for a career in Beauty & Retail Sales. It emphasises the practical study of Make-up and its many applications , Skin & Eye Treatments as well as covering a variety of workshops on Nails, Tanning, Eyelash Extensions & Creative Hairstyling.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Practical
Make-Up Applications
Skin & Eye Care Treatments
Make-Up, Manicure & Pedicure
Theory
Principles & Practice of Selling
Customer Service
Anatomy & Physiology
Diet & Nutrition
Workshops in:
Gel Nails
Eyelash Extensions
Spray Tanning
Creative Hairstyling

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Dressmaker  
Beauty Therapist   Fashion Stylist  
Designer/maker   Hairdresser  
Footwear Designer   Fashion Technologist  
Beauty Consultant   Funeral Director  
Personal Trainer   Tailor  
Massage Therapist   Wigmaker  
Hair & Scalp specialist   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Customer Services Manager   Call Centre Manager  
Medical Sales Representative    Fundraiser  
Business Development Executive   International Sales Representative  
Department Manager   Customer Service Representative  
Procurement Officer / Buyer    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Fashion & Beauty
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