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CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy Diploma

The CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma is the most prestigious diploma in the beauty industry.  We have been working closely with CIDESCO for 35 years, always ensuring a high standard of curriculum preparation.  This gives us the confidence that our graduates are among the elite in their profession.

The Training

As indicated by the syllabus outlined above, the training course involves both theory and practice.  Regular class tests and ongoing assessment help to monitor your performance.  During the course, students practise on each other and also perform a variety of treatments on clients.   Students are also given the opportunity to practice on real clients as part of very popular ‘Health Farm days’.  During these days a salon working environment is simulated.

Home Study

Students are required to revise for at least 2 hours every day.  All students completing the CIDESCO course need to produce a thesis on a specialised subject.  This is in addition to the daily assessments and homework.


At the end of the program, students will obtain these qualifications –

  • CIBTAC Aesthetic Treatments Diploma **
  • CIBTAC Body Therapy Diploma **
  • CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy Diploma
  • Cambridge School of Beauty Therapy certificate for Indian Head Massage and Aromatherapy

**This training programme also incorporates the CIBTAC training and qualifications.  

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Accommodation can be arranged with locally approved families at an extra cost to the student.  Payment for lodgings is directly made to the families concerned.  This covers bed, breakfast and an evening meal.

Fee structure

  • Course fee £7,000
    • Payable in 5 instalments.
    • A deposit of £1,400 is payable after an interview and acceptance on to the course.
    • Four further payments of the same amount are payable in September, November, January and February.
  • Beauty Kit £240 payable September 2017.
    • Kit includes books, tunic, a case with treatment products, utensils and make-up brushes.
  • CIDESCO registration and exam fee £310
  • CIBTAC registration and exam fee £320

If you are interested in joining the next intake please send us a copy of this Application form

CIDESCO Course Syllabus

CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma
CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma

Facial Treatment

  • Anatomy and Physiology of face and neck
  • Composition of skin including functions and disorders
  • Composition of nail including functions and disorders
  • Skin types and skin care
  • Cleansing/Toning/Moisturising
  • Eyebrow Shaping
  • Eyebrow/eyelash tinting
  • Facial Massage
  • Make-up
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Paraffin waxing
  • Cosmetic Chemistry

 Electrotherapy Treatment

  • High Frequency
  • Vacuum Suction
  • Galvanism
  • Microcurrent
  • Faradic


  • Composition of the skin
  • Client Consultation
  • Study of hair, hair follicles and hair growth
  • Hormonal Problems and the endocrine system
  • Galvanic Blend
  • Blend Method
  • Short wave diathermy
  • Tweezer Method
  • Contra Indications

Body Treatments

  • Cells and Tissues
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Muscles
  • Circulatory System
  • Nutrition
  • Respiratory System
  • Excretory system
  • Endocrine System
  • Mammary Glands
  • Body Massage
  • Faradic
  • Vacuum Suction
  • Galvanism
  • Mechanical Massage
  • Dietetics/Exercise
  • Heat Treatments
  • Body Wraps

General Subjects

  • Business Studies
  • Electricity
  • Professional Ethics
  • First Aid
  • Hygiene/Sterilisation

Lectures and Workshops

  • Environ
  • Dermalogica
  • Reflexology
  • Jane Iredale
  • A.H. Francis Eyelash Extension
  • Steiner Cruise Liners

 The Aromatherapy Diploma

  • Full Aromatherapy Body/Face Massage
  • Blending Oils for Face and Body
  • Method of Application
  • Consultation
  • Essential Oils studied in detail
  • History of Massage
  • Extraction of Essential Oil
  • Chemistry
  • Evaporation Rate
  • Carrier Oils
  • Penetration and Excretion of essential Oils
  • Contra-Indications to Aromatherapy
  • Properties of Essential Oil
  • Consultation Sheets
  • Visual Observations
  • Correct Storage of essential Oils
  • A brief study of Reflexology/Shiatsu
  • Stress
  • Pretreatments
  • Aftercare

Indian Head Massage

  • History of Indian Head Massage
  • Contra Indications
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Head, Neck & Face
  • Structure of the skin
  • Skin disorders and diseases
  • Consultation
  • Visual Observations
  • Full Indian Head Massage Treatment
  • After Care advice

**The Aromatherapy and the Indian Head Massage Diplomas are accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapy.

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January 28, 2020