European Diploma Supplement

The European Diploma Supplement (EDS) is issued to graduates of Higher Education Institutions in addition to their degree or certificate. It provides information regarding the award which is not available on the official parchment such as the skills and competences acquired, the level of the qualification and the results achieved.

It may be used in addition to your curriculum vitae and increasingly employers may request to see it.  It is an important document which measures in detail your achievement. It provides a description of the nature, level, context and status of the studies that were pursued, and successfully completed. This makes it more easily understood, especially for employers and institutions outside the issuing country.

The European Diploma Supplement was developed jointly by UNESCO and the Council of Europe in order to provide information which can be easily understood by employers and academic institutions internationally.

Unfortunately European Diploma Supplements are not available for Institute of Technology Carlow Graduates prior to 2014, if you wish to have a Diploma Supplement issued, then please email eds@itcarlow.ie providing the following details:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Student ID (if known)
  • Date of Birth
  • Programme of Study
  • Year of Graduation
  • Contact telephone number


Further information

Further information on the European Diploma Supplement is available at the following websites:


Further information on the National Framework of Qualifications is available on the Quality and Qualifications Ireland website