Advanced Beauty Therapy

Award Title: CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma
Programme Co-ordinator: Emer Dowling
Award Code: NL09151
Course Code: 414208

Programme Description:

This is a professional diploma that enables students to develop essential skills and internationally recognised qualifications in the field of Advanced Beauty Therapy.

Course Content:

  • Natural sciences
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Skin / Dermatology
  • Hygiene & First Aid
  • Aesthetic Treatments (Waxing, Manicure, Pedicure, Body Massage)
  • Cosmetic Products – Cosmetic Science
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Nutrition – Diet
  • Professional Ethics
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Commercial / Business Studies
  • Retail
  • Development
  • Project with Case Studies
  • Electrical Epilation (6N3475)
  • Indian Head Massage (6N3477)

Special Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a level 5 Certificate in Beauty Therapy or equivalent
  • Learners who have completed their level 5 programme in another centre will be required to provide evidence of qualifications
  • Applicants who hold previously obtained ITEC, CIBTAC or equivalent qualifications
  • Applicants with relevant industry experience


  • Direct entry to employment in the beauty industry
  • Opportunities to work on cruise liners
  • Makeup Artist
  • Retail Sales/Sales Representatives
  • Self employment/mobile therapists
  • Opportunities to progress to further and higher education
  • Opportunities to progress to teaching positions

Additional Activities:

  • Additional specialist short courses may be offered

“The Beauty Therapy Level 6 at College of FET Kilkenny gave me the chance to advance on my skills and qualifications from Level 5. The course has a wide range of treatments and therapies giving you a chance to find out what your strengths in the industry are. I was able to build on my confidence in this course and will leave with lifelong friends!”

Kayleigh – Advanced Beauty Therapy