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The CIDESCO Aesthetic Diploma Course is ideal for those who wish to study and specialise in Aesthetic treatments including Facial Electrotherapy to a very high standard. Included with the course, is the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology, Intimate Waxing, Gel Polish, and Threading.

This course leads to an internationally recognised CIDESCO diploma allowing the CIDESCO Aesthetic graduate to work worldwide.  Graduates are immediately employable and highly sought after by Top Salons.

After completing the CIDESCO Aesthetics Diploma Course we would recommend that you follow-on from this by taking the, CIBTAC Body Therapy Diploma Course or the CIBTAC Massage Anatomy & Physiology Diploma Course. With these combined beauty therapy qualifications you will have acquired all the skills needed to work in a modern day spa, hotel spa or health resort as a Beauty and Body Therapist. 

Entry Requirements

No previous beauty related experience is required, however a good command of the English language for communication, reading and writing is essential with GCSE English Language grade of C to A*, grades 4 to 9 or equivalent.


Successful candidates will be awarded an internationally recognised CIDESCO diploma at UK Level 4 national standards.

This CIDESCO Diploma will enable graduates to become members of BABTAC (British association of beauty therapy and cosmetology) to gain public liability insurance to work in the UK, Ireland and overseas in in Beauty Salon, Cruise Liners, Medi Spa, Skin Clinic, or setting up your own business.


£350.00 (Uniform & Beauty Kit)
Examination Fees:
Start Date:
Tue, 25th October 2022
9.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

All our courses are now offered in modular format with Blended eLearning, students attend College for face-to-face practical protocols with Live Tutorial Lectures and our own Practical videos available online on the student eLearning Zone. We have also added an on-line Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology Module to all facial skincare courses, offering fully blended learning, and allowing you to study in your own home at a time that suits you.This allows us to focus on Practical when you are here in the school.  Our Tutors will however support your on-line learning with revision Q&A and tests should you

For the Facial Skincare & Electrotherapy course students are in the College Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30pm,  for the Beauty modules, these will also be offered as an afternoon class Tuesday 12.30pm-4.30pm, Monday there is 2-3 hours online tutor-led lectures from home.   We also suggest at minimum of 3-6 hours home study, practice and revision.

Initially students will have the opportunity to work on the Mannequin Head to perfect practical protocols. The college can sometimes provide models for our practical classes, and students can bring in friends and family to ensure you are more commercially ready to work in the beauty industry.   A Tilly Head Mannequin for home and zoom practice is essential requirement for the course cost £175.00 paid directly to the School.

Practical experience is an essential part of the course, the college school salon enables students to gain invaluable experience and gain confidence, providing the opportunity to work on a wide range of skin types, conditions and lifestyle factors that influence and affect skin health will help students develop strong consultation skills.

Students will need access to an iPad, Laptop or Computer plus a printer for the duration of the course.

Each student is responsible for their own model for mock and actual exams. These models must be fully pre-cleared for COVID compliance.

CIDESCO Aesthetic Course Covers

  • Aesthetics including Facial Electrical Machines
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Whole Body
  • Advanced Skin & Dermatology
  • Advanced Cosmetic Science
  • Physics & Chemistry
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Nutrition for Skin
  • Case Study & Project of Students Choice

General Studies

  • Health & Hygiene
  • Business Studies
  • Electricity
  • Salon Management
  • Retail Sales

During the CIDESCO training course there is a great emphasis placed on;  

  • Professional Expertise
  • Hygiene
  • Client Care & Interaction
  • Personal Presentation

In addition to CIDESCO Aesthetics curriculum we include the following training;

  • Gel Manicure
  • Threading
  • Female Intimate Waxing
  • Stress Relief Scalp Massage

Short courses available (discount available)

  • Brilliant Brows
  • Brow Lamination
  • Henna Brows
  • Lash Extension
  • Lash Lift Course

Included in Course Fees

  • Bronwyn Conroy Uniform - Navy Tunic Top & Trousers
  • Skin Care Kit
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Waxing Kit
  • Tinting Kit
  • Skin Care Brands Eve Taylor & Lily Lolo Minerals for Class Use
  • Course Notes
  • Access to Student eLearning & Our Practical Videos
  • Online Learning
  • Use of Trainer Head

Not Included in Course Fees 

  • Make-Up Brushes 
  • Make-Up Kit 
  • Sketcher Shoes
  • Navy Cardigan
  • Stationary Items


Students can go on to study in level 3, 4 and 5.

  • Cibtac Body Therapy - Level 3
  • Cibtac Electrolysis Diploma -Level 3
  • Cibtac Advanced Epilation - Level 4
  • Cibtac Advanced Skincare & Aesthetic Core of Knowledge - Level 4
  • Cibtac Skin Needling - Level 4
  • Cibtac Skin Peels - Level 4


The pass mark for CIDESCO is 70%.

  • Theory: 1½ hours multiple choice paper
  • Practical: 3¼ hours
  • Project with Case Studies