The Cambridge School of Beauty Therapy is a full member of the below international awarding bodies and offers the below beauty qualifications:



CIDESCO  (an abbreviation for Comite International D’Esthetiques et de Cosmetology) is an international beauty therapy association founded in 1946.  CIDESCO is represented in over 40 countries with 110 CIDESCO schools worldwide.  All CIDESCO schools have to satisfy stringent regulations to be able to offer such a high level of training.   The main focus by CIDESCO is to promote and pursue high CIDESCO Standards by all its schools, tutors and students.  The diploma examinations are organised in the CIDESCO headquarters in Zurich, which in turn will send an international delegate to our school for the final examinations. 

If you are interested in obtaining a CIDESCO certification you can see our prospectus for the CIDESCO beauty therapy diploma.   At our beauty school, we also offer the CIDESCO Post-Graduate beauty therapy diploma, which provides the opportunity to practising beauty therapists the opportunity to consolidate their experience and obtain a CIDESCO certification to allow them to progress with their career.  You can find out further information on this diploma here.

For further information, you can also visit the CIDESCO website – www.cidesco.com


CIBTAC (an abbreviation for Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) was formed by the amalgamation of the Association of Beauty Therapists and the Society of Applied Cosmetology.  A CIBTAC qualification is officially recognised in 26 countries worldwide.  It has been established since 1977 and is renowned for high levels of training and strict quality control.  Click here for a list of beauty courses that lead you to a CIBTAC certification. 

For further information, you can also visit the Cibtac website – www.cibtac.com 


Beauty Guild

At our school, we have various beauty courses which are accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists.   Amongst others, this includes Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Anatomy & Physiology and more.  For a full list of these courses, you can visit our beauty courses page.

The Beauty Guild also offers insurance cover for beauty therapist.   More information can be found on their website – Beauty Guild website – www.beautyguild.com

CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma – video