Kilkenny College of Beauty and Sports Therapy
Why train here: The college is spacious, bright and well equipped and provides an excellent learning environment.
Founded in 1986, it was taken over by Lynn Downling and Denis McEvoy in October 2017 and since then, immense changes have been put in place. In the past two years it has sprung from a college offering just basic beauty therapy qualifications to becoming one of the fastest moving and most innovative establishments in the country.
Passionate about learning: There are more than 40 courses now available which run from one day to 10 months, allowing students to be trained in small class groups with flexible training times.
It is a CIDESCO, ITEC, VTCT and CIBTAC college with many of its own syllabi accredited by ABT Insurance.
Polish up your skills: This is your first step into the world of a beauty therapist. The college has kept its prestigious international CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma Course but has also added a CIDESCO Certificate Course in Make-Up Artistry, which is planned for January 2020.
Much sought-after qualifications in micro-needling, chemical peels and laser therapy are also now available, ensuring that all graduates are among the most employable and sought after in the country.
Book a workshop: Local salon owners no longer need to send staff further afield for CPD training thanks to the many classes available here. Learn everything there is to know about Henna brows, lash lifts, lash extensions, threading, specialised waxing, Russian lashes and nail technology.