CIDESCO Facial Aesthetic Certificate - Beauty Course


Internationally recognised qualifications

The ITEC/CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Courses provide the ultimate qualifications for those wishing to pursue a career in Beauty Therapy or the Skincare and  Aesthetics Industry. This Course includes 5 ITEC Qualification and the CIDESCO Aesthetic Certificate.

All of these qualifications are recognised Internationally

Dublin: February 1st 2023 Wednesday 10.00am – 4 .00pm

Thursday – full day home study/practice/zoom class

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Course Details


Graduates of the CIDESCO Beauty/Aesthetic Certificate courses will attain the highest qualifications in beauty therapy which are recognized worldwide. These are challenging courses, and Students must be self-motivated with a strong desire to succeed. 

We have changed the practical elements of all our courses.  We no longer ” work on each other” at the start of the course as was the tradition and still is in some other Schools.  During COVID, we found a solution to this by purchasing medically produced Mannequin heads. These are used for all initial learning thus reducing time spent on switching over and completely eliminates the initial nerves of actually touching someone! We also supply these to our students for home practice for the duration of the Course.

A professional Film crew have produced fully edited videos with text,  of all Facial Treatment which are available to our students on the new Bronwyn Conroy Moodle learning platform. Study on the bus/dart or Luas !

All Course resources are now available to study at any time in your own home when is convenient for you.  Our zoom theory classes also proved to be very successful so they shall be continued, 1 – 2 hours maximum per week combined with guided learning and assignments which are part of the requirements of the course exam process

COVID has changed learning in all educational areas, and Beauty is no exception.  Self study, determination and dedication is required by all students who register for  a CIDESCO Qualification.

Acceptance on this Course is interview based can be in person in Blackrock or by zoom

Course Information - All the Inside details!

Blended Learning (In School & Online)

 Blended Learning combines virtual learning with face-to-face instruction” 

  • All of the practical elements are taught and practiced in the School
  • ITEC Approved Mannequin Heads are used for all initial learning
  • Text books and course notes are provided throughout
  • Power Point slides, professional videos, homework and quizes are all available on the BC Moodle Learning platform
  • Home study/practice as well as the completion of case evidence material is compulsory and not optional
  • The hours required to meet ITEC requirements can only be achieved through home study and  practice on real models
  • Students who do not complete these hours will be unable to be put forward for final exams
  • Full Tutor support is provided through zoom tutorials when nessessary
  • As this is ” Adult eduction” it is the students responsibility to complete the homework/case studies/practice as guided by your Tutor. Days missed may not be repeated

What's Included

Dates & Times

Dublin School

  • Wednesday 1st February 2023

Cork School CIDESCO element is delivered in our Dublin School for all exams.

  • Sunday 26th February 2023
  • All course run for 9 months
  • A minimum of 8 – 10 hours home study and practice is required
  • This must be completed to take exam
  • Tuesday evening is compulsory for CIDESCO students 

Course Sylabus

  • Skin Analysis, basic facial treatment
  • The Structure and Function of the Skin
  • Facial Massage
  • Eye lash and Brow Tint and shape
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Make-up Techniques
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Salon Procedures and Management
  • Cosmetic Science & Hygiene
  • First Aid & Ethics
  • Infection Controls
  • Business Awareness

• maintain safe and effective methods of working when providing facial electrical treatment.
• Learn the organisational and legal requirements for providing facial electrical treatments
• perform client consultation, treatment planning and preparation
• Understand the contra-indications and contra-actions that affect or restrict facial electrical treatments
• provide aftercare advice
• Skin analysis- treating a range of skin concerns
• Skin conditions and skin types
• anatomy and physiology that relates to facial electrical treatments

Treatments you will be trained in:

High Frequency
Vacuum Suction
Electro-Muscle Stimulation
Galvanic (iontophoreses & disincrustation)

  • The Legislation applicable to microdermabrasion treatments
  • Preparation required
  • Using different machines, crystal and diamond
  • Hygiene, health and safety and infection control
  • Post treatments reactions
  • Home care advice
  • Maintaining client records and GDP compliance 
  • Function and pathology of the skeletal system
  • Structure, function and pathology of the muscular system
  • Structure, function and pathology of the skin
  • Structures and function of cells and tissues in the body
  • Structure, funciton and pathology of the cardiovascular system
  • Structure, function and and pathology of the lymphatic system
  • Structure, function and pathology of the neurological system 
  • structure, function and pathology of the endocrine system
  • Structure, funcion and pathology of the respiratory system
  • Structure, function and pathology of the digestive system
  • Structure, function and pathology of the urinary system
  • Structure, function and pathology of the reproduction system 
  • Principles of ethical practice
  • Requirements for health, safety & hygiene
  • Know the importance of communication
  • Know the priciples of finance and costing
  • Know the principles of retail
  • Know effective sales and marketing techniques
  • Decontamination
  • Contamination
  • Waste Management procedures
  • Hazards & risks
  • Safe & hygienic working practices
  • Treatment adaptations
  • PPE, Personal & Hand Hygiene
  • The chain of infection
  • Social responsibility
  • Health & wellbeing

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  • LO1 Know the history of massage
  • LO2 Know the legislation applicable to massage treatment
  • LO3 Be able to carry out a consultation and recognise contra-indications to a treatment
  • LO4 Be able to carry out an holistic massage treatment
  • Portfolio of evidence containing:
    • 5 clients must be treated 4 times each for full body massage and outcomes recorded
    • Practical examination and MCQ
Our Beauty Therapy Courses are accredited with the following International bodies


ITEC/VTCT International has been awarding high quality regulated and respected industry qualifications for employability and skills enhancement since 1947. Both Irish and International employers highly regard it.


CIDESCO is the worlds major International Beauty Therapy Association and the world standard for Beauty Therapy. Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, CIDESCO is represented in over 30 countries. It is the worlds most acclaimed qualification in the field of Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy.


  • Total Course fees which includes Tunic/books/kits etc
  • €5995.00 ITEC exam fees €695.00
  • Deposit €690.00 paid to secure your booking by direct debit, pay pal or bank transfer
  • First day of class a further €1000.00 is due to be paid
  • 5 monthly payments of €1000.00 
  • CIDESCO Exam Fees €695.00 ( This section of the course is subject to a minimum number of 6 students and the 695.00 is paid for this module separately

Terms and conditions apply to all Courses, please request a copy of same, once a deposit has been paid and the course has started full fees are due to be paid regardless of completion of the course.

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