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CIDESCO Upgrade in Beauty Therapy

  • Builds on knowledge covered at Level’s 2 and 3 (certain qualifications)
  • Upgrades skill set to the CIDESCO standard 
  • Dermatology and cosmetic science included
  • Dermalogica brand training
  • Including exclusive on-site salon experience 
  • Exam based
  • Full-time course
  • Interview required prior to enrolment
  • Secure your place with a 25% deposit (balance due before course start)
  • The minimum age for entry to this qualification is 18 years – no exceptions.
  • Candidates must hold a Level 2 and 3 (or equivalent) Beauty Therapy qualification by an examination based awarding body such as CIBTAC, ITEC or City & Guilds.
  • An excellent level of English is required. You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently. You may be asked to sit an entry test to study for this qualification.
  • A face-to-face interview with a CIDESCO lecturer is required for entry onto this course, for international students this will be in the form of a telephone interview
  • 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.



  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Skin & Dermatology
  • Make-up Application
  • Chemistry & Cosmetic Science
  • Case Study of Students Choice
  • Business Plan Creation & CV Writing
  • Interview Techniques


  • Aromatherapy – an introductory study into the extraction, distillation and blending of thirty essential oils from plants, plus relevant massage movements.
  • Reflexology – you will be introduced to the five energy concepts and meridians of Chinese medicine; the underlying history and philosophy of Reflexology; reflex areas in the foot and their connection to the body’s systems, pressure-point massage and the contra-indications.



Students will also participate in our commercial salon* ‘LSBM Salon’ once they have built up a certain level of competency with treatments. Our salon is run by professional therapists and is open throughout the year, therefore we have a large client base for both our professional therapists and our student therapists.

* Although the ‘normal’ study hours are 9am–5pm, you will also be required to practice your treatments in our student salon on a fairly regular basis, which will include late nights. In the case of late nights, time off in lieu is granted, usually by means of a later start time.



Once the CIDESCO Beauty examinations are complete, you will be required to undertake 600 hours of salon experience before receiving the CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma. These hours can be achieved during your first job in any professional salon or spa in the world, provided you have the right to work in that country.

On completion of the CIDESCO upgrade, students will receive the following qualifications:

  • CIDESCO Beauty Therapy International Diploma



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

Course Fee£4,250


The following items are not included but are highly recommended for this course,
and are available to purchase on the first day of your course.

MASA Set of 17 Brushes & Brush Belt£119

Shivangi Gupta
It was an amazing experience to be a part of this school. Learnt a lot through the course. Highly recommend it.
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.

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

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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