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FAQ’s

Here at the Waverley Academy we are frequently asked questions about the courses we offer. Below are some examples that you may find helpful.


I’ve always wanted to be a beauty therapist but never liked learning at school. Is the course for me? Our approach to teaching is much more user friendlier than traditional school. You will be treated like an adult and all your learning needs will be respected. It will be quiet different than the “traditional school” experience and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much you will enjoy the learning experience. In fact your confidence will grow class by class and your belief in your ability to achieve your training goals will soar.

Is social welfare funding available for any of your courses? Many people who have applied for our courses have received funding. We have an excellent relationship with all funding agencies and are familiar with all their requirements and requests. We have a very credible reputation with them and are known to be a professional college as many of our courses are mapped in to the national framework of qualifications. This is vital if you are applying for funding. However, funding will very much depend on your personal circumstances. Please call us on 01-4089769 if you want to apply to your local funding agency and we can supply you with the paperwork required. Click HERE for funding information.

Can I pay for a course in instalments? Yes we can arrange payment plans for most of the courses we offer by ringing the head office and speaking to a member of our staff on 01 4089769.

Can I earn money when I finish my training? Yes. Some of our one day workshops like spray tanning and mink eyelash extensions courses enable you to start earning money after one days training.

I want to do the ITEC hairdressing course, is it too late to train as a hairdresser at 40? No not at all its never to late to start your training as a hairdresser maturity and life experiences are a big advantage in these sectors. We have had so many students that are in their 40’s and 50’s.

I want to take your career to the next level and do the ITEC Teacher Training course. I have a ITEC hairdressing qualification is this enough? This ITEC teacher training course is ideal for hairdressers, beauticians, fitness instructors and complimentary therapists and will help take your career to the next level. ITEC qualification or equivalent e.g. CIBTAC, CIDESCO, NCEF, City & Guilds in, Hair, Beauty, Fitness or Complimentary Therapies. Also, for Hairdressers, if you have no “formal” hairdressing qualifications, e.g ITEC or City & Guilds but want to enrol on the ITEC teacher training programme, please contact us on 01 – 4089769 as we may be able to get you exemptions from ITEC.The ITEC teaching qualification is also recognised internationally and will enable you to combine work with travel.

Will I have support while doing my make up course at the Waverley Academy? The Waverley Academies unique learner support system which combines email support during office hours 5 days per week and online learning materials available 24/7 for all the courses we offer.

Do I get a kit on the mink eyelash extensions course? Yes the mink eyelash extensions course includes the ultimate in Mink eyelash extensions training kits plus notes and certificate.

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Are the ITEC gym instructor and personal trainer course qualifications recognised by employers? ITEC personal training courses qualifications have been recognised in Ireland for more than forty years and unlike other ‘qualifications’ which have appeared in recent years, they offer you the guarantee of recognition by employers and if you start your own business the qualifications are recognised by insurers in Ireland and around the world.

How long has the Waverley Academy been training ITEC massage courses? The Waverley Academy has over 20 years experience training students in ITEC holistic massage.

What is ITEC? ITEC is a world class qualification with triple recognition of National, European & International standards.

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Do I have to do the ITEC exam? No it’s completely your choice but if you want to start your own business and want get insured you would need to do the exam.

Do you learn how to wax eyebrows on the ITEC waxing course? Yes the ITEC waxing course covers waxing to all the main body areas including Brow – Lip – Chin – Underarm – Forearm – Abdomen – Bikini – Upper & Lower Leg.

Will I have to go for an interview? No. there are no interviews for any of our courses. We don’t feel it’s necessary as students who enrol at our college are generally motivated and know what they want to achieve.

Can I get reviews about your college? Yes. We have asked our past students if they would like to comment on their experience while training with us on Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Makeup, Nails, Massage, Fitness, Teacher Training, Lashes. Click HERE for student reviews.

Why Choose Us

    • Award Winning College
    • 25 Years in Business
    • Family Run Business
    • International Qualifications
    • Small Groups Quality Tuition
  • What our students say about us

  • "Gel Nails - Very enjoyable, trainer knew everything we asked & very experienced. Would definitely recommend"

    Linda Tighe

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  • "Teacher Training - Really enjoyed the course. Really feel a lot more confident about getting out in the education world. Would highly re...

    Donna Heslin

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  • “Massage Course - I had a hugely enjoyable time studying at the Academy. Every aspect is extremely professional and the tutor conveyed ...

    Joe Redmond

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  • "Makeup Course - I found the course very informative. I really enjoyed the course. There was a lovely atmosphere and it was great to meet...

    Sarah Purcell

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  • "Hairdressing course - Really enjoyed course, amazing teacher, made me feel confident and 1 year I will never forget."

    Miriam Murphy

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  • “Eyelash Course - The teacher for this course is a very nice person. I done most of my courses from here & love to do more”

    Anita Rawat

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  • "Gym Instructor Course - I thought the course was really good and beneficial and I am doing some work experience in my local gym with the...

    Eric Ugoiwa

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  • Beauty Course - I would really recommend the college to anyone who wished to start a career in beauty therapy.

    Maria McCarthy

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