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Beauty Therapy


CIDESCO TRAINING
Students must undergo a course of at least 1200 hours of training in practical and theoretical work in a registered CIDESCO School.

CIDESCO EXAMINATIONS
On completion of the course, students take the CIDESCO Examination which consists of:

  • A facial examination
  • A body examination
  • An additional subject
  • A written examination

 
PROJECT (THESIS)
Candidates are also required to write a project of at least 4000 words on a subject relevant to the study of Beauty Therapy. The purpose of the project is to give candidates the opportunity to use their knowledge, ability and creativeness.

DIPLOMA
The prestigious CIDESCO Diploma is awarded to candidates who have passed the CIDESCO examinations and given proof of having gained at least 600 hours work experience in a beauty center/salon.

CIDESCO BEAUTY THERAPY EXAMINATIONS

FACIAL EXAMINATION

  • Cleansing
  • Skin analysis
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting - Eyebrow shaping
  • Deep cleansing
  • Electrical equipment 
  • Facial massage
  • Mask treatment
  • Make-up, full day make-up
  • Manicure


BODY EXAMINATION

  • Body analysis
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Manual massage to show the five classical movements
  • Depilation - waxing with hot/hard and strip wax


ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS
This subject can be chosen from a range of Beauty Therapy subjects such as:

  • Cellulite treatment
  • Aromatherapy
  • Special foot treatment
  • Anti-stress treatment
  • Electrical epilation
  • Fantasy make-up
  • Lymph drainage


WRITTEN EXAMINATION
This exam consists of multiple choice questions (MCQ) from all parts of the CIDESCO Theoretical Training Programme.

  • Natural Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Skin 
  • Cosmetic Science
  • Aesthetic Treatments
  • Business Studies 

DURING THE PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS GREAT EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON:

  • Professional expertise
  • Hygiene
  • Client care and interaction
  • Personal presentation