Professional Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Level 6


Make your way to the top of the Beauty Industry with our Professional Diploma in Beauty course. Out course will provide you with internationally recognised professional qualifications in Beauty Treatments and Therapies.

You learn highly specialised skills in all aspects of Beauty Treatments, including laser, micro-dermabrasion and intense pulsed light treatments. There is an intensive focus on high level professional practice which will set-up you for a senior level role in the Beauty Treatments industry.

This course leads to internationally recognised CIDESCO and ITEC qualifications, and successful students can progress to professional-level roles, both as a self-employed practitioner, or in a wide variety of professional contexts.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Internationally-recognised professional qualifications
  • Professional-level skills training
  • Professional practice-based teaching
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Highly experienced beauty therapy team
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Body and Skin analysis
  • Body and Facial massage
  • Electrical Epilation
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting
  • Figure Diagnosis and Body Electrical Treatments
  • Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatments
  • Make-up
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Micro-Dermabrasion
  • Swedish Massage
  • Waxing

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Beauty Salon Management
  • Cruise Liner Therapist
  • Make-up Consultant
  • Massage Therapist
  • Product Consultant
  • Skin Care Consultant
  • Spa Therapist


I studied 2 years of Beauty Therapy at Carlow Institute. It was honestly the best 2 years of my life. The course is very in depth and hands on which I thoroughly enjoyed! During my time at Carlow Institute I not only learned how to be a professional beauty therapist, but I also learned values that I have taken with me and will continue to do so throughout my career.

The amazing teachers go above and beyond to help and support you without any hesitation. I am now a fully qualified beauty therapist and have worked in both the Spa and Beauty Industry over the last 2 years. I would highly recommend Carlow Institute to anyone looking to upskill or start their career journey.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 5 Certificate in Beauty Therapy or equivalent


  • CIDESCO Diploma Beauty Therapy
  • ITEC L4 Diploma in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatments 107
  • ITEC L3 Certificate in Microdermabrasion Treatments iBT3C13
  • VTCT L2 Award in Threading Depilation AB20125
  • QQI L6 Award in Electrical Epilation 6N3475
  • ITEC L3 Award in Education and Training ET3A1


  • Standard registration
    (see Other Awarding bodies in costs, fees and finance) and
  • QQI Fee €80
  • CIDESCO Exam Fee €282
  • ITEC Exam Fee €350

Additional Costs

Students on this programme will need to have the following equipment of their own

  • Beauty Kit average cost €160
  • Books average cost €100
  • Salon Uniform average cost €70

Full details of what is required are available at interview and induction

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Coordinator: Danielle Fitzgerald