Glow Up: Discover the beauty of FET

Glow Up: Discover the beauty of FET

Maura Higgins will make her Irish TV presenting debut this week as the host of ‘Glow Up – Ireland’s Next Make-Up Star’, which launches tomorrow, Thursday, 2nd September. The show puts ten of Ireland’s best amateur make-up artists (MUA) through a series of challenges, to test their technical knowledge, skills, artistry and imagination. The programme also showcases how the world of professional Make-Up Artists can offer many exciting national and international career options.

If you dream of being a professional MUA and perhaps even taking your place on Glow Up Ireland one day, Further Education Training (FET) can set you on the right path.

There is a wide and varied range of courses to choose from with pathways to suit everyone. Whether you want to study full-time or enrol in an evening course, a FET course can help make your move into the world of makeup and beauty possible. Courses rollout throughout the year, so make sure to check for current opportunities.

If ‘Glow Up – Ireland’ inspires you to enrol this week, applications are currently open for the following courses:

This qualification gives you a strong foundation in all areas of beauty to kick start your career

This course gives you both practical and theoretical knowledge to open up diverse employment opportunities to you.

No experience is needed for this course which takes place two evenings a week for eleven weeks.

From FET to the WorldSkills Competition

Clare Cullen completed her Leaving Certificate with a dream of being a Body and Beauty Therapist, through FET she found her way to a world class stage. Clare enrolled at Senior College Dun Laoghaire (now Blackrock Further Education Institute) and through a combination of practical experience and theoretical modules, not only did Clare finish the course prepared for the workplace but she went on to represent #TeamIreland in Beauty Therapy at the 2011 WorldSkills Competition, competing with the best students in her field from around the world.

Whether you’re just finished school, changing career, upskilling or retraining, FET can open up your path into the beauty world – it might even take you to the World Championships or Glow Up Ireland. Take that first step and find the course for you on

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