Course Code: 001

The ultimate beauty therapy course, leading to CIDESCO, CIBTAC & OICB qualifications and is strongly recommended for students wishing to reach the highest level in beauty therapy, joining the elite therapists working around the world.

The course is taught 5 days per week (35 hours) and includes Aesthetic Treatments, Electrical Epilation & Body Therapy. Extra home study is required for projects, a CIDESCO research thesis and revision.

Our Full Time course:

This full-time 10 month CIDESCO intensive beauty training leads to both the coveted and internationally recognised CIDESCO qualification, recognised in over 33 countries, the British Confederation of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) and OICB certificate.

Our CIDESCO graduates are fully employable in just 10 months and are in great demand by top salon and spa owners worldwide.

Students are taught in a friendly environment to the highest professional standards.

Course Outline – CIDESCO Spa Beauty and Body Therapist:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cosmetic Science
  • Advanced Facials
  • Facial Electrotherapy
  • Eye Treatments
  • Ear Piercing
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Hair Removal
  • Cosmetic Makeup
  • Epilation (electrolysis)
  • Diet, Exercise & Nutrition
  • Heat Treatments
  • Swedish Body Massage
  • Body Treatment & Figure Analysis
  • Body Electrotherapy
  • Professional Ethics
  • Business Studies
  • First Aid
  • Health, Safety & Hygiene in the salon
In addition to the above, OICB students benefit from:
  • Careers Advice and Presentations from Industry leaders
  • Spa Find ‘Product Knowledge’ certificate

Additional OICB certificates gained:

  • Indian Head Massage
  • Thermal Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles)

In addition to the above, OICB students benefit from the following:

  • Retail Training
  • Commercial salon experience (1 ½ days per week)
  • Career Development
  • Professional Development
  • 2 week work placement in a salon or spa
  • Spa Experience – a trip to a leading health spa (extra fee applies)
  • Dermalogica Product Knowledge
  • Jessica Nails professional manicure and pedicure training
  • Jane Iredale ‘Mineral Basics’ makeup certificate
  • Jane Iredale ‘Advanced Eyes’ makeup certificate
  • Decleor ‘Product Knowledge’ certificate

UK Students must meet the following criteria:

  • 5 GCSE’s grades A to C or equivalent.
  • Last school report if school leaver.
  • Photo identification (i.e. passport or driving licence).
  • Names & addresses of 2 referees.
  • Interview with College Principal.


International Students must meet the following criteria:

  • IELTS level 5.5 (if English is not your 1st language).
  • 5 GCSE’s or equivalent with original copies.
  • Interview with College Principal (telephone interview is acceptable).
  • Educational Report if school leaver.
  • Photo identification (i.e. passport).
  • Two references.
  • Full funds available to pay for course fees & accommodation in advance, to gain Tier 4 Visa.

Qualifications gained:

  • OICB Diploma

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