Beauty and Spa Therapy – Level 6


QQI Level 6 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (6M3479)

ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO Diplomas in Beauty Therapy

Programme Coordinator:  Bronwyn Keane-McCoy

Course Code:  BT6

Programme Description:

This is a Level 6 programme in advanced Beauty and Spa Therapies leading to qualifications that are recognised nationally and internationally.

Component Awards:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cosmetic Chemistry
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Stone Therapy Massage
  • Spa Therapy
  • Body Therapy
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Make-Up
  • Waxing, Depilation, Tanning and Lightening
  • Skin, Eye and Facial Electric Treatments
  • Electrical Epilation
  • Holistic and Swedish Massage
  • Advanced Skincare, Eye & Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Fashion, Theatre, Media and Special Effects Make-up
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience

Minimum 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.
  • Successful completion of an interview.


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


Approximately €950 to cover the costs of examination fees and kit.

Additional Training:

There are a number of additional short courses offered throughout the year which may, in some cases, entail further costs.  These include the following:

  • HD Brows
  • Lash Extensions
  • Specialised Waxing
  • Threading
  • Sothy Skincare Training
  • Dermalogica Skin Care Training
  • STEREX Training
  • Nail Art Training
  • UV Gel Polish Training
  • Tanning