School Qualifications

Why choose the CIDESCO Qualification?

The CIDESCO diploma is the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy, and is the only qualification that is truly international allowing successful candidates to work world wide. Since 1946 the CIDESCO qualification has set standards that have been recognised and respected across five continents. Employers value the CIDESCO qualification because it proves that you have attained the very highest standard of expertise and professionalism in Aesthetics and beauty Therapy. You can enrol for the CIDESCO international diploma on a full time course of ten months.

Why choose the CIBTAC Qualification?

CIBTAC is the education and examination system of BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology). It is the board responsible for the syllabus and training of beauty and holistic therapists. It has built up its reputation over 25 years and is renowned for its strict quality control. The CIBTAC qualification has been designed to ensure that all candidates are trained to a very high standard – the standards that industry requires. Every CIBTAC diploma provides a continuing education development, and career progression.

Will I be able to obtain insurance after graduating?

Yes, once qualified you will be able to gain public liability insurance from both BABTAC and AIT, which you will require if working as a Beauty Therapist. 

Course Payment

What are the accepted methods of payment for a course?

The school offers private beauty therapy training. All courses require a deposit to secure a place, and a subsequent payment is due, prior to or on the course start date and may be made by any of the following methods below:

Payment Methods:

  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • Cash, payable at the school reception 325 Antrim Road, Belfast
  • Cheque, made payable to Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School
  • Credit card by phoning school reception 028 9035 2662 (credit card payments are subject to a handling fee)
  • Debit card by phoning school reception 028 9035 2662 
  • Direct Debit BACS Payments, Bank of Ireland Sort Code: 90-21-27 Account: 70605638 Ref: Your name
  • Payment plans are available on most courses , please contact the school accounts manager Mr Noel Fagan 028 9035 2662 or for more details

Overseas Students

Can you apply for the course if you are an overseas student?

We are unable at present to enrol applicants outside of the E.U who require a visa from the UKBA (UK Border Agency).

School Policies

What is the school's policy on refunds and early withdrawal from a course?

The College's policy is that all tuition fees are paid in full and are not refundable once a place has been taken on a course.

Please follow this link for more information refund policy / early withdrawal from a course 

What do I do if I have a complaint?

The college's complaints procedure can be accessed on the school website.

Please follow this link for more information on our complaints procedure


What trains and buses service the Antrim Road area?


Metro 1A - 1G travels from Belfast City Hall (Donegall Square West) servicing all of the Antrim Road on a very regular timetable.

Metro 61 travels from Belfast City Hall (Wellington Place) servicing the Cavehill Road via the Antrim Road.


The nearest train station is Yorkgate NIR.

* Metro 1D travels along North Queen Street, then Duncairn Gardens to the Antrim Road.
* Metro 61 travels along York Street, then Limestone Road to the Antrim Road.

Is there parking available?

Yes, students may avail of free street parking in the antrim road vacincty.

Is there are restrictions on parking in the Antrim Road area?

Yes the main antrim road operates a designated urban clearway that prevents vehicles from parking at peak times as follows

Monday - Friday 

7.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.  

3.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Vehicles are permitted to stop only as long as necessary to pick up or set down passengers.