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The Skin Treatments & Facial Electrical Qualification will be the foundation knowledge required to start a career as a Skin Care Expert incorporates, Skin Analysis, Skin Treatments with Electrical Modalities Lash & Brow Tinting and Make-up for the finishing touches.

We have identified and developed a clear pathway for those starting out in the Skin, Aesthetic Industry or for those who already have some formal education in beauty or medical.  It is no longer necessary to complete a full beauty qualification if you are not interested in waxing, nails or makeup. 

A qualification in Skin Treatments & Facial Electrical Treatments is required to train in René Guinot’s world famous Hydradermie² Facial also with the International Institute of Advanced Ageing (IIAA) Environ’s infamous DF Ionzyme Machine developed by famous plastic surgeon Dr Des Fernandez also the renowned CACI non-surgical facial treatment.

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 CIBTAC diploma at UK Level 3 national standards.

This CIBTAC Diploma will enable graduates to become members of BABTAC (British association of beauty therapy and cosmetology) and obtain insurance cover to work in the UK, Ireland and overseas as a Skincare Specialist worldwide in a Beauty Salon, Medi Spa or Skin Clinic.



Examination Fees:
Start Date:
Sat, 4th November 2023
9.00 am - 2.00 pm

The course runs over a Monday and Tuesday or a Saturday for 5-6 months. The examination for this course is in late June or September depending on start date.

All our courses are now offered in blended eLearning, students attend College for face-to-face practical protocols and theory with some live Tutorial Lectures, or webinar and our own Practical videos available on the student eLearning Zone. 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 find necessary.

We also offer to our students the opportunity to upgrade to the Level 3 Full Body Anatomy & Physiology Module at a reduced price, price available on request.

The Facial modules are in the College Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30pm or a Saturday 9.30pm-2. 00pm. We also suggest at minimum of 3-hours home study, practice, and revision, plus 2 hours online live tutorials. For the Beauty modules (waxing and nails), are in the College Tuesday 12.30pm-4.30pm, or a Saturday 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Initially students will have the opportunity to work on the Tilly Head to perfect practical protocols. The college can provide models for our practical classes, and students can bring in their friends and family to ensure they are more commercially ready to work in the beauty industry. A Tilly Head for home and zoom practice is essential requirement for the course, which available to purchase or rent weekly from the college.

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.

CIBTAC Skin Treatments & Electrotherapy Course Covers

  • Consultation, Record Keeping
  • Related Anatomy & Physiology&
  • Skin Care & Skin Analysis
  • Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting 
  • Eyebrow Shaping 
  • Facial Massage, Neck & Shoulder & Décolleté
  • Mask Treatments
  • Make-Up, Day & Evening
  • Product Knowledge
  • Cosmetic Science 

CIBTAC Electrotherapy Course Covers

  • Electricity
  • Contra-Indications & Contra-Actions
  • Steam & Ozone
  • Mechanical Brush Cleansers
  • Direct High Frequency
  • Indirect High Frequency
  • Vacuum Suction
  • Galvanic, Iontophoresis & Desincrustation
  • Faradic Electro Muscle Stimulator (EMS)
  • Micro-Current Theory
  • UV and Led Theory
  • Practical Application of Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Aftercare & Homecare

ITEC Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology​

  • Cells & Tissues
  • Skin & Hair Structure*
  • Hair Anatomy
  • Nail Anatomy
  • Skeletal System*
  • Muscular System*
  • Circulatory System*
  • Lymphatic System*
  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Urinary System
  • Endocrine System
  • Neurological System*
  • Accessory Organs
  • Pathologies of All Related System

General Studies

  • Health & Hygiene
  • Business Studies
  • Salon Management

In addition to standard CIBTAC curriculum, we include the following training:

  • Threading Course

​Short Courses Available (discount available)

  • Brilliant Brow Course
  • Lash Lift Course

Course Fees Include

  • Bronwyn Conroy Uniform - Navy Tunic Top & Trousers
  • Skin Care 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 in college

Not Included in Course Fees 

  • Make-Up Brushes
  • Make-Up Kit
  • Sketcher Shoes
  • Navy Cardigan
  • Stationary Items
  • Tilly Head for home use (rental £10/week)


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

  • Cibtac Body Massage Diploma - Level 3
  • 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 CIBTAC is 60%.​

Skin Treatments Examination

  • Theory: 45 Minutes Multiple Choice Paper
  • Practical: 2 Hours

Facial Electrotherapy Examination

  • Theory: 20 Minutes Multiple Choice Paper
  • Practical: 1 Hour 30 Minutes