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CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Post Graduate Programme

  • Builds on knowledge and skills covered at Levels 2 and 3 
  • Prerequisites apply -  must have 3 years industry experience
  • Upgrades your current skill set to the CIDESCO standard 
  • Dermatology and Cosmetic Science included
  • Exam based
  • 9 hours (additional mock exam and exam time) spread over 19 weeks
  • Interview required prior to enrolment
  • The minimum age for entry to this qualification is 18 years – no exceptions.
  • Recognised qualifications in beauty therapy Level 2 & 3, both Aesthetics and Body.
  • Three years minimum of working experience as a professional therapist in a salon and/or spa.
  • CV and written references from current and previous employers.
  • A face-to-face interview is required to gain entry to this course, for international students a telephone interview will be arranged.
  • An excellent level of English is required, you must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently.
  • International students will be required to gain a ‘Standard Visitor Visa’.
  • If you have any medical conditions, please email contact@beauty-school.co.uk or call us on 020 3026 7453 BEFORE booking on to the course. This will allow us to discuss the practicalities of you completing the course. Failure to do so may result in you not being able to join the course.


Our CIDESCO Post Graduate Programme is a refresher course, upgrading the student’s skill-set to the prestigious CIDESCO standard.
Students will undergo 60 hours of extensive hands-on training, as well as attending additional days for mock exams and CIDESCO exam days for practical and theory exams.
The 9 days will be flexible study days spread over 19 weeks, which will be tailored to the student’s needs ensuring that all subjects in the CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Syllabus are covered. These study days will be decided between student and tutor on the first day of the programme.
The student will also need to complete work from home, including a 4000 word thesis and case studies which the tutor will assist with.

The CIDESCO Examination consists of 3 core elements:

  • A practical examination with two components:  Aesthetics Component – cleansing, skin analysis, lash and brow treatments, deep cleansing facial, electrical equipment facial, facial massage, masks, make-up, manicure and pedicure. Body Therapy Component – body analysis, electrotherapy, Swedish body massage, waxing with hot and warm wax
  • A written multiple choice question (MCQ) theory examination paper
  • An industry-related 4000-word thesis

Upon completion of the course, students will receive the following qualification:

  • CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy Diploma



The following items are mandatory and are included in the total course cost.

Course Fee£2,500


The following items are not included but are highly recommended for this course.

Beauty Therapy Fact File Text Book£37
Body Therapy & Facial Work Text Book£27


Shivangi Gupta
It was an amazing experience to be a part of this school. Learnt a lot through the course. Highly recommend it.
The best Academy in London, The best Tutor, Trisha, the best spa manager Charlotte, what a professional team, what a healthier atmosphere, I am a student of Cidesco, today when visiting Spa where I worked 1 year ago in Iceland, from my first entrance doubling the towels on the couch to the end the professional, that was what was said by the manager of Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Spa, and all that is thank God and Trisha the best, teacher full of knowledge of love always ready to answer all the questions of this Industry. God bless you
Pimpernel Maria Preston
Completed the CIBTAC, CIDESCO and Spa Diploma at the London School of Beauty with Trisha Causon and Elitsa Toneva, who were both highly knowledgeable in their fields. Trisha is also a CIDESCO examiner and former salon owner so is highly experienced to prepare students for their exams, she dedicates all her time, energy and care to this.

Course was wonderfully international during my time (with students from Sweden, Morocco, Colombia and the United States) and incredibly intensive (one year full-time). Management changed since the start of my course with some staff departures so make sure any qualification, price, pace, class size or curriculum changes are right for you.

Places are limited, reserve your space on this course today!

Total Course Price:



All prices are inclusive of course fees, mandatory course materials, awarding body registration & exam fees.

Payment Methods

Only a 25% Deposit is required to secure your place on this course if the course start date is more than 1 calendar month away. Any courses with a start date less than one calendar month away will be required to pay full balance. To discuss payment plan options, please call the administration team on 020 3966 8690.
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