Full time Beauty Therapy CIBTAC/CIDESCO

The CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy is recognised as the HIGHEST standard of excellence in the world.

As a result, a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the following areas is requires by CIDESCO for each of their prospective graduates. The course content can be divided into three main sections- Facial Therapy, Body Therapy and Electrolysis. Students must undertake at least 1200 hours of training in practical & theoretical work before sitting exams. Upon completion students take their exams which consist of the following:

  • Beauty Therapy Examination incorporating face, body and waxing
  • Case studies from the approved schedule
  •  Multiple Choice Examination
  • Case studies
  • Thesis of 2600-4000 words is also required.

Case study Subjects

In addition to the three syllabi as listed on the individual sheets, CIDESCO. requires all students to choose an treatment subject for case studies and then combine their findings in a thesis at the time of the examinations.

This subject must be a treatment, which is carried out during the students course. Students will work on three clients a carry out 4 treatments per client they will then analyse the results and use this information to expand the research of their thesis. The treatment can be chosen from the core area of the students basic syllabus for example.

  • Specialised Manicure/Pedicure
  • Eye Treatments
  • Anti-stress Massage
  • Specialised Facial Treatments
  • Cellulite Treatments
  • Body slimming treatments


Your thesis should be something you could leave in your salon waiting room for your clients to read and enjoy. It should be informative and enjoyable to read.

The CIDESCO thesis must be written on a the same topic as your case studies.

The following guidelines have been given to us by CIDESCO to assist us in our evaluation:

Subject Matter

The subject matter must be from individual research and not copied from school study notes. Case histories will be included in the project.

Professional Look

The project may be illustrated by artwork, collage, photographs etc (N.B. Only include drawings etc. of a high standard, laser photocopy photographs, illustrations etc. to give a more professional look.)


A bibliography should be made showing where the student obtained information e.g. if you obtain information from books you must record the book’s title and authors name, if you take information from the internet you must list the website address. Referencing must be of a professional recognised standard


An index, introduction and conclusion must be included.

CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology) is a British examination body which examines to a very high standard, preparing the student for employment within the salon environment. This stand is recognised internationally which gives our graduates the opportunity to travel and the professional acumen to go on and set up their own businesses.

The CIBTAC full time Beauty Therapy course covers the following 3 modules;

  • Beautician
  • Electrolysis
  • Body Therapy