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Jule Academy FAQ's


Are the courses full time or part time?

The Beauty Diploma Course sits on a Tuesday the Massage course sits on a Monday. We offer the opportunity to avail of a work placement at a time that works for you. Homework must be done on time so that you do not fall behind with your on-going assessment but it is entirely up to you how you fit it in during the week. 

Do I have to pay for the course up front?

We require a €500 deposit for the course followed by 6 equal payments for the following 6 months ..these payments commence in the November. 

Can I get an exemption for an existing qualification?

Yes, however you must be able to provide the relevant certificate/diploma

What is the difference between a VTCT beauty qualification and ITEC or CIBTAC?

VTCT is internationally recognised and will allow you to work throughout Europe and beyond. You will be fully insurable. The VTCT programme is one of on-going assessment ...this is the main difference bbetween it and other courses. The course content is braodly the same as other courses and is reviewed annually to exclude outdated treatments, we believe this makes it more relevant to treatments required in today's beauty world.

Why are there no examinations with VTCT?

The VTCT syllabus encompasses ongoing assessment and case studies. This helps tutors identify individual strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work. It also eliminates the stress of one final exam. 

How much is the VTCT registration fee?

The fee is set by VTCT but as a guide line is usually in the region of €150

Are there any other fees for the Beauty Specialist and Spa Therapist course that I should be aware of?

Uniform costs run at around €95. Allow €20 for photo copied items. Allow €90-€120 for books. Allow €100 for Beauty Kits. Make Up kits can be purchased at wholesale prices (€150-€200)

I just want to attend a workshop do I need to be a qualified therapist ?

No, where there is a prerequisite this will be indicated in the course information (e.g. advanced Waxing)

I do not drive is the Academy on a bus route?

The Academy is in Applewood Swords, which is a half hour walk from the centre of Swords, it is also on a number of bus routes.