Launch your beauty career at Blackrock FEI

BFEI is long established as one of the leading providers of internationally recognised courses in the Make-Up Artistry, Beauty Therapy and Sports Massage Therapies fields. BFEI graduates are much sought after and progress to forge successful careers in their chosen fields as the case histories here illustrate.

BFEI Make-Up Artistry graduate Caolán Kelly was one of the successful participants on the recent very popular RTE Glow Up Ireland 2021 Make-Up Competition. Participation in the programme has helped Caolán launch a successful career within the make-up industry and he continues to climb the ladder of success. 

One of his hard-earned rewards from the programme was mentoring for a year with famous make-up artist to the stars, Michelle Burke and this invaluable experience will greatly enhance his standing within the industry and provide great networking opportunities.

Sharing experience

BFEI was fortunate to have Caolán come to the college in October and spend a fun filled interactive day with current Make-Up Artistry students. As well as excellent technical demonstrations, there was also a great question and answer session which was a great benefit to the current class who will embark on their careers on course completion. 

The session concluded with current students then working alongside Caolán on various make-up looks. An enjoyable day was had by all with lots of opportunity for photos for Instagram posts.

Enterprise bound

Many BFEI graduates choose to set-up their own business, and this was the courageous route chosen by Beauty Therapy graduate Anna Muldowney who is set to open her new Beauty Salon Peach in Dundrum, Dublin during a global pandemic. 

Anna trained at BFEI over 10 years ago, where she left no stone unturned and completed a number of courses over a three year period to gain a broad portfolio of skills and qualifications. Anna believes she owes her success to this invaluable training at BFEI. After graduating from BFEI, Anna went on to successfully build a very dynamic career for herself, winning not just one but two Image Business of Beauty Awards as well as building a large clientele for her business. 

As a manager in the industry, Anna always tries to take on graduates from BFEI as she knows they will have reached a very high standard. We have no doubt the future will be exciting and bright for Anna and her new business venture and we wish her every success in the future.

In addition to providing industry ready skills and qualifications to work in the sports therapies field, the BFEI Sports Massage Therapies course offers dual certification with internationally recognised qualifications from ITEC and QQI. Ciara Jones, recently graduated from the Sports Massage Therapies Course at BFEI with both qualifications – the ITEC Certificate & Diploma in Sports Massage and the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports Recreation & Exercise. 

Ciara says that the range of modules on this particular course attracted her and led to her choosing BFEI over other institutes. She found modules such Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Exercise & Injury Prevention very informative and linked well with the practical element of sports massage. 

Whilst a lot of the course took place during the pandemic, BFEI managed to continue as much as possible with practical classes ensuring that her training was successfully completed. 

Many options

During her time at BFEI, Ciara applied to several courses through the CAO with the aim of furthering her studies. There were many options to study abroad such as in Scotland and the Netherlands. Ciara was offered a place through the CAO on a Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy Degree Course but turned it down as she was then offered her dream course of Physiotherapy in Edinburgh. 

Studying at BFEI gave Ciara an insight into what a career in sports/physiotherapy might involve and for that she is grateful, as she gained invaluable knowledge, helping her to further her studies whilst solidifying her dream career choice.

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